Canada’s National Sledge Team defeats Italy 5-1 in its second preliminary game at the International Ice Sledge Hockey Tournament.
Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) picked up four points (two goals, two assists) for the Canadian squad, while Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.), Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) and James Gemmell (Quesnel, B.C.) all scored in the victory. Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) picked up his first win of the tournament in goal for the Canadian contingent.
- Full game stats and game story available here on the Hockey Canada website.
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“I thought it was another solid effort from the entire lineup. It was a lot of fun to compete against Italy, especially in front of their hometown fans.”
– Dixon, player of the game for Team Canada
“Our team found a way to battle through some adversity in order to win the game. We killed off several penalties, and scored some timely goals.”
– Head coach Ken Babey (Saskatoon, Sask.)