2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #2
Final
February 1, 2015 7:00 pm EST
Leduc Recreation Centre
Leduc, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
3
5
2
10
6
14
5
25

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 0
16
2 / 3
0

Game Story

BOWDEN’S FOUR POINTS LEAD CANADA TO ROUT OF KOREA

JASON LA ROSE

LEDUC, Alta. – Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) scored twice and added two assists to pace the offence, and Canada’s National Sledge Team earned an 8-0 win over Korea in its opening game at the 2015 World Sledge Hockey Challenge on Sunday night.

Bowden opened and closed the scoring for the Canadians, who controlled the game from start to finish, converting a touchdown by the end of the second period and holding a 25-10 advantage in shots on goal.

Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) also scored twice for Canada, while Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.), Marc Dorion (Bourget, Ont.), Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) and Kevin Rempel (Vineland, Ont.) added one each.

Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) got the start in the Canadian goal and stopped all eight shots he faced before giving way to Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) to begin the third period.

Larocque, who made his debut between the pipes after four years as a forward, finished with two saves.

It was Korea that had the very early chance to open the scoring; Seung-Hwan Jung found himself all alone with Watson just 15 seconds after the puck dropped, but fired wide on the breakaway.

Bowden got the scoring started at 7:13, going under his sled before tucking the puck around Korean netminder Man-Gyun Yu, and Dixon snapped a shot past Yu just 28 seconds later for a quick 2-0 lead.

Dorion made it a three-goal lead late in the first period, driving to the net and redirecting a feed from Dixon past Yu.

The second period was much of the same, starting with Delaney banging in the rebound of a McGregor shot just 2:02 into the middle frame.

McGregor scored his first on the power play at 10:10, Rempel made it 6-0 from in close at 12:32 and McGregor got his second at 12:51 when his shot hit a Korean defender and bounced past Yu to send the Canadians to the dressing room up 7-0 after two.

Canada slowed the tempo in the third, directing only five shots at Yu, and Bowden’s second, on the power play at 9:08, capped the scoring.

The Canadians will look to keep their perfect start intact when they take on Russia on Monday night (7 p.m. MT), while Korea will be back on the ice at the Leduc Recreation Centre for the day’s matinee, meeting the United States (noon MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Brad Bowden

Assists: Greg Westlake
07:13
GOAL
Goal: Adam Dixon

Assists: Brad Bowden, Greg Westlake
07:41
GOAL
Goal: Marc Dorion

Assists: Adam Dixon
13:57
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ben Delaney

Assists: Tyler McGregor
02:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Young-Jae Cho
Roughing minor (2:00)
09:08
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Derek Whitson, Adam Dixon
10:10
GOAL
Goal: Kevin Rempel

Assists: Brad Bowden
12:32
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

12:51
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dominic Larocque

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Seung-Hwan Jung
(auto) Butt-Ending misconduct (10:00)
07:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Seung-Hwan Jung (Served by Eui-Hyun Shin)
(auto) Butt-Ending double minor (2:00)
07:21
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Brad Bowden

Assists: Greg Westlake, Derek Whitson
09:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Dong-Shin Jang
Slashing minor (2:00)
10:02

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Man-Gyun Yu KOR 43 25 17 8 0.680
Corbin Watson CAN 30 8 8 0 1.000
Dominic Larocque CAN 15 2 2 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 8 - SVS - 17 - SV% - 0.680
GA 0 - SVS - 8 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 2 - Assists 2 - Points 4
G 2 - A 2 - P 4
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3

Previous Games

1 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Feb 7, 2015
4 - 1 W vs. KoreaKOR
Feb 7, 2015
0 - 8 L @ United StatesUSA
Feb 5, 2015
1 - 2 L vs. RussiaRUS
Feb 5, 2015
1 - 4 L vs. RussiaRUS
Feb 4, 2015
0 - 2 L vs. United StatesUSA
Feb 4, 2015
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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