2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
December 6, 2017 7:00 pm AST
MacLauchlan Arena
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
1
2
5
1
1
0
2

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
2
4
14
10
5
7
22

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
6
1 / 2
4

Game Story

U.S. TOPS CANADA FOR FIRST PLACE AT WSHC

JASON LA ROSE

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Brody Roybal opened and closed the scoring, leading the United States to a 5-2 win over Canada and first place in the preliminary round Wednesday at the 2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

The Americans finished the round robin unbeaten for the fourth year in a row, and will face Italy in their semifinal on Thursday afternoon (12 p.m. AT). Canada meets Korea later in the day in its semi (7 p.m. AT).

Pressure in the Canadian end led to the opening goal, with Roybal jumping on a turnover before tucking a shot around goaltender Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) for the 1-0 lead.

Declan Farmer took advantage of a fortuitous bounce less than three minutes, doubling the lead after the puck hopped over the stick of a Canadian defender at the hashmarks.

Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) got the crowd at MacLauchlan Arena back into it before the end of the opening frame, wiring a shot past U.S. netminder Steve Cash with the Canadians enjoying a two-man advantage.

The P.E.I. native struck again just shy of the 10-minute mark of the second period, playing give-and-go with Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) before netting the tying goal.

But Josh Misiewicz restored the American lead late in the middle frame, finishing off a pretty passing play in front of Watson.

Kevin McKee added a little insurance less than a minute into the third period when his shot went up and over the Canadian keeper, chasing him from the net in favour of Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.).

Canada pushed to get back into it, outshooting the U.S. 6-4 in the third period and 22-14 overall, but Roybal finished the scoring into an empty net with 21 seconds to go.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Brody Roybal

Assists: Josh Misiewicz
04:11
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer

06:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikko Landeros
Teeing (2:00)
08:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Carron
Delay of Game (2:00)
09:59
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges (power play)

Assists: Liam Hickey, Greg Westlake
10:35
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Roughing (2:00)
03:05
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: Liam Hickey, Dominic Cozzolino
09:47
GOAL
Goal: Josh Misiewicz

Assists: Kevin McKee, Brody Roybal
13:13
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kevin McKee

Assists: Nikko Landeros, Josh Misiewicz
00:44
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dominic Larocque

00:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikko Landeros
Roughing (2:00)
14:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Roughing (2:00)
14:10
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Brody Roybal

14:39
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dominic Larocque

14:40

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Steve Cash USA 45 22 20 2 0.909
Corbin Watson CAN 30 11 7 4 0.636
Dominic Larocque CAN 13 2 2 0 1.000

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
GA 4 - SV - 7 - SAV% - 0.636
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

3 - 2 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 9, 2017
2 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 9, 2017
5 - 1 W v ItalyITA
Dec 7, 2017
8 - 0 W v KoreaKOR
Dec 7, 2017
5 - 2 W @ CanadaCAN
Dec 6, 2017
2 - 5 L v United StatesUSA
Dec 6, 2017
Videos
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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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