Canada 5 - Italy 0

FOUR POINTS EACH FROM DIXON AND BOWDEN LEAD CANADA OVER ITALY IN WORLDS OPENER

GOYANG, South Korea – Canada’s National Sledge Team opened the 2013 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship with a 5-0 victory over Italy on Saturday.

The Canadians were led by Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.), who tallied four points each in the win. Dixon scored twice and added two assists, while Bowden had a goal and three helpers.

Canadian captain Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) scored the other two goals, while Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) made 10 saves for his 10th career shutout.

The Canadians moved to 3-0 all-time at the world championship and 5-0 overall against the Italians, who were outshot 31-10, including 14-0 in the third period.

Canada will face Russia Sunday morning (2:45 a.m. ET) in a match-up of 1-0 teams in Group B. It will be the first-ever meeting between the Canadians and Russians, who are in their first year in the top division of the world championship.

Game Information
Game Number 4
Round Preliminary
Arena SPART Complex
City, Country Goyang, KOR
Date Saturday, April 13, 2013
Time 6 a.m. ET
Attendance --  Game Status Final

 

Box Score/Compte

1 2 3 Final
CAN

1

3

1

5

ITA

0

0

0

0

 

Goals & Penalties/ Buts et pénalités

First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts:
11:40 CAN Greg Westlake (Adam Dixon, Brad Bowden) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités:
09:19 ITA Gianluigi Rosa (Hooking/Accrocher)
11:40 ITA Gianluigi Rosa (Minor/Mineur)
13:44 ITA Florian Planker (Hooking/Accrocher)

Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts:
02:10 CAN Adam Dixon
10:08 CAN Brad Bowden (Greg Westlake, Adam Dixon) SH/DN
14:44 CAN Greg Westlake (Brad Bowden)

Penalties/Pénalités:
02:35 CAN Graeme Murray (Hooking/Accrocher)
06:00 CAN Kevin Rempel (Minor/Mineur)
07:33 CAN Billy Bridges (Hooking/Accrocher)
10:22 CAN Billy Bridges (Elbowing/Donner du coude)

Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts:
01:14 CAN Adam Dixon (Brad Bowden)

Penalties/Pénalités:
06:55 ITA Gianluigi Rosa (Holding/Faire retenir)

 

Goaltenders/Gardiens de but

CAN Corbin Watson
ITA Santino Stillitano

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but

1 2 3 Total
CAN

12

5

14

31

ITA

1

9

0

10

 

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