2016-17 National Sledge Team

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2017 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
Game #8
Preliminary
Final
April 14, 2017 2:00 am EDT
Gangneung Hockey Centre
Gangneung, KOR

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
8
4
5
17

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
1
1
1
3
14
17
21
52

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 1
4
1 / 2
2

Game Story

DIXON REACHES MILESTONE, LEADS CANADA TO WORLDS WIN

JASON LA ROSE

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) scored twice and added seven assists – including his 200th career point – to propel Canada’s National Sledge Team to a dominant 17-0 win over Sweden on Friday at the 2017 IPC World Para Hockey Championship.

The Canadians tied their own record for goals in a game at the world championship – they beat Japan by an identical 17-0 score to open the 2015 tournament.

Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.), Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) and Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) each had a hat trick for Canada, which got points from 11 of its 13 skaters; Bridges finished with seven points, while McGregor, Hickey and Tyrone Henry (Ottawa, Ont.) chipped in with five apiece.

Hickey got the scoring started just 80 seconds after the puck dropped, burying a feed from Bridges and opening the floodgates early.

Bridges made it 2-0 on the power play at 2:58, Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) converted on a 2-on-0 with McGregor nine seconds after that, Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) added a fourth goal at 5:10, and Bridges got his second at 5:45, going bar down with his left hand.

Dixon added a goal to the three assists he had already recorded, banking his shot in off a Swedish defender, and got his fifth point of the period on a Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) shorthanded goal at 12:29.

By the time McGregor capped a busy first period with 1:13 to go, Canada had scored eight times on 14 shots in the opening frame.

McGregor, Hickey and Sholomicki all added their second goals in the first nine minutes of the second period, before Bridges powered a shot through Swedish netminder Ulf Nilsson to finish his hat trick and make it 12-0 at 10:54.

Dixon earned the primary assist on that goal, joining Bridges, Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) and Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) as the only players to reach the 200-point mark with Canada’s National Sledge Team.

Bridges’ third goal also spelled the end for Nilsson, who was replaced shortly after by Andreas Neuman after allowing 12 goals on 30 shots in 28 minutes of work.

Canada kept its foot on the gas in the third period; McGregor and Hickey scored their hat-trick goals two minutes apart, and Dixon added his second before Bowden and Henry put their names on the scoresheet in the final four minutes.

Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) earned his second shutout in as many starts, needing to make just three saves. Canada outshot Sweden 52-3, and has allowed just eight shots through three games.

The Canadians will have less than 24 hours off before returning to the ice against the Koreans on Friday night (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), looking to keep their perfect record intact.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Billy Bridges, Adam Dixon
01:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Marcus Holm
Roughing (2:00)
01:38
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: Adam Dixon, Ben Delaney
02:58
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Tyler McGregor
03:07
GOAL
Goal: Bryan Sholomicki

Assists: Adam Dixon, Tyrone Henry
05:10
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: Brad Bowden
05:45
GOAL
Goal: Adam Dixon

Assists: Antoine Lehoux, Tyrone Henry
08:15
PENALTY
Penalty:
Too Many Players (2:00)
10:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Interference (2:00)
10:47
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Ben Delaney

Assists: Liam Hickey, Adam Dixon
12:29
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Dominic Cozzolino, Steve Arsenault
13:47
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Dominic Cozzolino
02:12
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Adam Dixon, Billy Bridges
06:11
GOAL
Goal: Bryan Sholomicki

Assists: Adam Dixon
09:08
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: Adam Dixon, Liam Hickey
10:54
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Andreas Neuman

13:01
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

06:14
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Billy Bridges, Tyrone Henry
08:14
GOAL
Goal: Adam Dixon

Assists: Tyler McGregor
11:27
GOAL
Goal: Brad Bowden

Assists: Tyrone Henry, Antoine Lehoux
11:39
GOAL
Goal: Tyrone Henry

Assists: Brad Bowden, Billy Bridges
13:54

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Ulf Nilsson SWE 28 30 18 12 0.600
Andreas Neuman SWE 16 22 17 5 0.773
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 3 3 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 12 - SV - 18 - SAV% - 0.600
GA 0 - SV - 3 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 2 - Assists 7 - Points 9
G 2 - A 7 - P 9
Goals 3 - Assists 4 - Points 7
G 3 - A 4 - P 7

Previous Games

0 - 4 L @ ItalyITA
Apr 19, 2017
4 - 1 W @ United States USA
Apr 20, 2017
1 - 1 L @ GermanyGER
Apr 18, 2017
9 - 0 W v GermanyGER
Apr 18, 2017
0 - 6 L @ KoreaKOR
Apr 17, 2017
1 - 2 L @ United States USA
Apr 17, 2017
Videos
Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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