Canada 5 - Czech Republic 0

CANADA BLANKS CZECHS, ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME AT SLEDGE WORLDS 

GOYANG, South Korea – Canada’s National Sledge Team will play for the gold medal at the IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship for the first time since 2008 after a 5-0 semifinal win over the Czech Republic on Thursday.

It will be an all-North American final - the Canadians will face the United States, the defending world champions, on Saturday (3:30 a.m. ET/1:30 a.m. PT).

Captain Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) scored the game’s first two goals early in the second period to start the offence for Canada. Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) and Marc Dorion (Bourget, Ont.) scored 27 seconds apart late in the second period for a four-goal lead after 30 minutes.

Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) added a shorthanded tally in the third period as Canada beat the Czechs for the third time in as many all-time meetings, including the bronze medal game at last year's world championship.

Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) needed to make just six saves for the shutout, his third consecutive clean slate for Canada. He has yet to allow a goal in the tournament.

Game Information
Game Number 16
Round Semifinal
Arena SPART Complex
City, Country Goyang, KOR
Date Thurs. April 18, 2013
Time 5:30 a.m. ET

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
CAN
0 4 1 5
CZE 0 0 0 0

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts:
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités:
None/Aucune

Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts:
03:12 CAN Greg Westlake (Adam Dixon, Brad Bowden)
05:04 CAN Greg Westlake (Brad Bowden, Billy Bridges)
09:56 CAN Dominic Larocque (Kevin Rempel, Marc Dorion)
10:23 CAN Marc Dorion (Kevin Rempel)

Penalties/Pénalités:
11:58 CZE Jiri Berger (Interference/Obstruction)
15:00 CAN Billy Bridges (Elbowing/Donner du coude)

Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts:
12:13 CAN Adam Dixon SH/AN

Penalties/Pénalités:
06:31 CAN Graeme Murray (Roughing/Rudesse)
11:08 CAN Graeme Murray (Roughing/Rudesse)

 

Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
CAN Corbin Watson
CZE Michal Vapenka
Libor Hulin (in 3rd/00:00)

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
CAN 14 10 5
29
CZE 1 1 4 6

 

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