2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Sergey Panfilov scored very early and very late, opening the scoring at 1:12 and getting the game-winning goal with just 52.9 seconds remaining to send Russia to Saturday’s gold medal game after their first win ever over the Canadians.
Nikko Landeros, Daniel McCoy and Declan Farmer scored in a span of 1:55 early in the third period – the first three of seven goals in the final 15 minutes – and the Americans earned a spot in Saturday’s gold medal game with a shutout win.
Josh Pauls put his name alongside Brad Bowden (2007) and Taylor Chace (2009) as players who scored overtime winners in the gold medal game at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge, giving the U.S. gold and taking #WSHC Star of the Day honours.
Canada’s National Sledge Team roster for the 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Leduc, Alta., includes 13 players who helped Canada to bronze at the Paralympics in Sochi, and 14 who won 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge gold in Toronto.
The world’s best sledge hockey players are coming to Leduc, Alta. Canada’s National Sledge Team will be joined by Russia, South Korea and the United States at the 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, Feb. 1-7 at the Leduc Recreation Centre.
Which country has won the most World Sledge Hockey Challenge gold medals? Who has the most points in a single game? Who has the best goals-against average in one year? Get all the answers in the official WSHC Guide & Record Book.
Nikko Landeros scored both goals, Declan Farmer added two assists and Steve Cash made 13 saves for the shutout as the Americans handed Canada its first-ever preliminary round loss and clinched first place with a victory.
Dmitriy Lisov led a balanced offence with a goal and an assist, Vasily Varlakov and Ilia Volkov chipped in two helpers apiece and the Russians finished the preliminary round with their first victory in Leduc, knocking off the Koreans.
Corbin Watson stopped all 17 shots he faced in a brilliant shutout performance, Greg Westlake scored the game-winning goal in the second period, Marc Dorion added insurance late in the third and Canada outlasted the Russians.
Josh Pauls scored twice and added an assist, Declan Farmer and Kevin McKee had a goal and two helpers apiece, and nine U.S. skaters recorded at least one point to lead the Americans over Korea and keep their perfect record intact.
Brad Bowden finished with two goals and two assists, Tyler McGregor, Adam Dixon and Greg Westlake had three points apiece, Corbin Watson and Dominic Larocque shared the shutout and Canada opened with a win over the Koreans.
Declan Farmer scored the game-winning goal with 1:45 to go and the Americans held off a late comeback attempt by the Russians to earn the first three points in Leduc in a rematch of the 2014 Paralympic gold medal game.
Standings
Results
Team GP W L OTW OTL PTS
USA 3 3 0 0 0 9
CAN 3 2 1 0 0 6
RUS 3 1 2 0 0 3
KOR 3 0 3 0 0 0
Feb 01, 2015
2
3
Final
Leduc Recreation Centre, Leduc, Alta.
0
8
Final
Leduc Recreation Centre, Leduc, Alta.
Feb 02, 2015
1
8
Final
Leduc Recreation Centre, Leduc, Alta.
2
0
Final
Leduc Recreation Centre, Leduc, Alta.
Feb 04, 2015
4
1
Final
Leduc Recreation Centre, Leduc, Alta.
2
0
Final
Leduc Recreation Centre, Leduc, Alta.
Feb 05, 2015
0
8
Final
Leduc Recreation Centre, Leduc, Alta.
2
1
Final
Leduc Recreation Centre, Leduc, Alta.
Feb 07, 2015
1
4
Final
Leduc Recreation Centre, Leduc, Alta.
1
2
Final
Leduc Recreation Centre, Leduc, Alta.
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Scoring
Goaltending
R Player Goals Assists PTS
1. Declan Farmer 3 6 9
2. Nikko Landeros 3 5 8
3. Kevin McKee 4 3 7
4. Tyler McGregor 4 2 6
4. Brody Roybal 3 3 6
4. Daniel McCoy 2 4 6
5. Adam Dixon 2 3 5
5. Greg Westlake 1 4 5
5. Brad Bowden 2 3 5
5. Adam Page 3 2 5
R Player GAA SV %
1. Steve Cash 0.66 .936
2. Dominic Larocque 0.75 .929
3. Corbin Watson 1.09 .938
4. Evgeny Plotnikov 1.49 .903
5. Vladimir Kamantsev 2.01 .887
6. Kyle Huckaby 2.29 .833
7. Man-Gyun Yu 5.84 .759
8. Do-Young Shin 21.77 .545
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