2017-18 National Para Hockey Team

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2018 National Sledge Team Training Camp
Game #1
Exhibition
Final
February 8, 2018 7:05 pm EST
HarborCenter
Buffalo, N.Y.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
0
1
0
2
0
2

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
8
7
19
4
5
3
12

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
12
1 / 5
8

Game Story

CANADA DROPS PARA SERIES OPENER TO U.S.

JASON LA ROSE

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) opened the scoring in the first period, but Canada's National Sledge Team came up a goal short in a 2-1 loss to the United States on Thursday night.

The game was first of two between the cross-border rivals, who will meet again Saturday afternoon on Canadian ice in Port Colborne, Ont. (3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT) in the final tune-up for both ahead of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

The Canadians had the better chances early, including a partial breakaway by Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) and took the lead when Westlake finished off a pretty passing play at 11:39 of the opening frame.

Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Liam Hickey (St. John's, N.L.) picked up the assists on the goal, the 160th career international marker for the Canadian captain.

The U.S. needed just 62 seconds of the second period to draw even when Declan Farmer beat goaltender Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) past the glove, and he added a second goal on an American power play late in the middle stanza for a 2-1 lead after 30 minutes.

Canada outshot the U.S. 8-5 in the decisive second period, and held a 19-12 advantage overall.

The Canadians thought they had tied the game with just under nine minutes left when Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) buried his own rebound past Cash, but Bridges was called for goaltender interference to nullify the 2-2 goal.

That would be as close as Canada would get, despite a 7-3 edge in shots in the third.

The Canadians and Americans have dominated international para hockey for a decade-and-a-half; the last team other than the North Americans to win a major title was Norway at the 2004 world championship.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Page
Holding (2:00)
09:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Holding (2:00)
10:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Misiewicz
Roughing (2:00)
11:09
GOAL
Goal: Greg Westlake

Assists: Adam Dixon, Liam Hickey
11:39
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Noah Grove, Jack Wallace
01:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Steve Arsenault
Holding (2:00)
13:44
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer (power play)

Assists: Josh Misiewicz, Brody Roybal
14:08
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominic Cozzolino
Charging (2:00)
02:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
06:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Carron
Interference (2:00)
08:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Roughing (2:00)
09:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Brody Roybal
Roughing (2:00)
09:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Roughing (2:00)
14:58

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Dominic Larocque CAN 44 12 10 2 0.833
Steve Cash USA 45 19 18 1 0.947

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

3 - 0 W @ United StatesUSA
Feb 10, 2018
0 - 3 L vs. CanadaCAN
Feb 10, 2018
1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Feb 8, 2018
2 - 1 W vs. CanadaCAN
Feb 8, 2018
Videos
Photos
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
2017 U17: USA 6 – CAN-R 4 (Gold Medal)
Hughes had four points to lead the U.S. to its fifth U17 gold medal.
2017 U17: CAN-B 4 – SWE 2 (7th Place)
Sasha Mutala had a goal and two assists, Roman Basran stopped 30 of 32 and Black took seventh place.
2017 U17: RUS 5 – FIN 4 (5th Place)
Ilya Safonov and Egor Afansyev had a goal and an assist each, and the Russians earned fifth place.
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