REMPEL SCORES TWICE, CANADA ADVANCES TO FOUR NATIONS FINAL
SOCHI, Russia – Kevin Rempel (Vineland, Ont.) scored late in the first period and early in the second to lead Canada’s National Sledge Team to the gold medal game at the Four Nations Tournament after a 2-1 semifinal win over Russia on Saturday.
It’s the second win in three days for Canada over the Paralympic hosts; the Canadians beat the Russians 4-3 in a shootout in the preliminary round finale on Thursday.
Canada held a 7-3 advantage in shots on goal in the first period, and took the lead when Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) and Marc Dorion (Bourget, Ont.) set up Rempel at 13:39 of the opening frame.
Rempel doubled the Canadian lead on a power play just 26 seconds into the second period, giving goaltender Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) all the offence he would need.
Watson finished with 13 saves, allowing only a power play to Evgeny Petrov late in the second period.
Canada was outshot 14-12 by the Russians.
The win means Canada will face Norway in Sunday’s gold medal game (8 a.m. ET/5 a.m. PT), while the Russians will take on the Czech Republic for bronze.
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Game #/No. de match||8
|Date||Saturday, August 31, 2013||Time/Heure||8:00 a.m. ET
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période
13:39 CAN Kevin Rempel (Dominic Larocque, Marc Dorion)
03:17 CAN Billy Bridges (Holding)
05:01 RUS Ruslan Tuchin (Interference)
14:18 RUS Aleksei Lysov (Interference)
|Second Period/Deuxième période
00:26 CAN Kevin Rempel (Brad Bowden, Adam Dixon) PP
14:12 RUS Evgeny Petrov (Dmitry Lisov) PP
04:01 CAN James Gemmell (Hit to the head)
10:00 CAN Dominic Larocque (Interference)
12:31 CAN Adam Dixon (Roughing)
|Third Period/Troisième période
05:12 CAN Greg Westlake (Roughing)
11:26 CAN Graeme Murray (Holding)
12:07 CAN Brad Bowden (Delay of game)
13:46 RUS Nikolay Terentyev (Charging)
|Goaltenders/Gardiens de but|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|