2013-14 National Sledge Team

Czech Republic 1 - Canada 3


SOCHI, Russia – Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) scored in his first-ever game with Canada’s National Sledge Team, helping the Canadians to a 3-1 win over the Czech Republic in the opening game for both Tuesday at the Four Nations Tournament.

The game was the first of the 2013-14 season for Canada, which hopes to finish the campaign with a win at the same venue – Shayba Arena, which hosts the Paralympic gold medal game in mid-March.

Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) and Kevin Rempel (Vineland, Ont.) scored the other goals for Canada, which held a massive 26-3 advantage in shots on goal, including 17-0 in the first period.

Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) added two assists in the win.

Despite the huge edge in shots in the first period, the Canadians led just 1-0 after one thanks to a power play goal off the stick of Westlake.

The Czechs tied in on a power play of their own just 48 seconds into the third period, on just their second shot of the game, but Rempel restored the lead for Canada just over five minutes later on another man advantage.

Delaney gave the Canadians some breathing room just past the 10-minute mark of the final frame, capping the scoring.

Benoit St-Amand (St-Hubert, Que.) recorded the win in goal for Canada, making just two saves.

The Canadians try for a 2-0 start when they take on Norway on Wednesday (7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT) before closing out the preliminary round against the host Russians on Thursday (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT).

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 1
Round/Ronde Preliminary/Préliminaire
Arena/Aréna Shayba Arena
Location/Lieu Sochi, RUS
Date Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Time/Heure 07:00 ET


Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Total
CZE 0 0 1 1
CAN 1 0 2 3


Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts :
08:04 CAN Greg Westlake (Billy Bridges, Adam Dixon) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités :
06:39 CZE Miroslav Hrbek (Holding/Retenir)
07:16 CZE Bench/Banc (Too Many Players/Trop du joueurs)
13:05 CZE Pavel Kubes (Teeing/Charge en T)
Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts :

Penalties/Pénaltés :
00:39 CAN Adam Dixon (Roughing/Rudesse)
12:59 CAN Billy Bridges (Roughing/Rudesse)
12:59 CZE Erik Fojtek (Roughing/Rudesse)
14:12 CAN Adam Dixon (Roughing/Rudesse)
Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts :
00:48 CZE Pavel Kubes PP/AN
05:56 CAN Kevin Rempel (Brad Bowden) PP/AN
10:25 CAN Ben Delaney (Billy Bridges, Derek Whitson)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
05:20 CZE Erik Fojtek (Interference/Obstruction)


Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
CZE Michal Vapenka
CAN Benoit St-Amand


Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
CZE 0 1 2 3
CAN 17 3 6 26
2013 WSHC: RUS 4 - KOR 2 Bronze
Russia vs. Korea at the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Toronto, ON. (Bronze)
2013 WSHC: CAN 3 - USA 1 Gold
Canada vs. United States at the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Toronto, ON. (Gold)
2013 WSHC: USA 4 - RUS 1 Semifinal
United States vs. Russia at the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Toronto, ON. (Semifinal)
2013 WSHC: CAN 2 - KOR 1 Semifinal
Canada vs. Korea at the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Toronto, ON. (Semifinal)