Canada go undefeated to win ‘4 Nations’ gold

Canada beat Norway for gold and Russia defeated the Czech Republic for bronze at the Sochi 2014 ice sledge hockey Test Event. 02 Sep 2013
Greg Westlake

Greg Westlake captained Canada to gold at the International Ice Sledge Hockey "4 Nations" Tournament in Sochi, Russia.

ⒸSochi 2014

Canada finished the tournament undefeated, outscoring their opponents 19-6 in five games.

Greg Westlake scored twice and added an assist, while Adam Dixon scored once and had two helpers to help lead Canada to a 4-0 win over Norway in Sunday’s (1 September) gold-medal game at the International Ice Sledge Hockey “4 Nations” Tournament in Sochi, Russia.


Canada finished the tournament undefeated, outscoring their opponents 19-6 in five games.


The defending world champions wasted no time taking the lead in the final game, as Westlake and Dixon scored 63 seconds apart for a 2-0 advantage just 6:09 into the game.


Westlake added his second on a power play in the first minute of the second period, before Marc Dorion and Billy Bridges scored in the final five minutes of the third to round out the scoring.


Canada held a massive 26-4 advantage in shots on goal, including 20-1 over the final two periods. Kristian Buen recorded 17 saves for Norway during the game, while Kjell Hamar stopped the puck four times.


Corbin Watson recorded the shutout and was named Best Goaltender of the tournament after finishing with a 0.77 goals against average in four appearances.


Meanwhile, Norway’s Rolf Pedersen was named Best Defenceman and Top Scorer of the tournament, finishing the event with a total of four goals and three assists.


Russia claim bronze over Czech Republic

After not winning a single game during the tournament until the medal round, Russia triumphed over the Czech Republic, defeating their opponents 7-2 in the bronze-medal game.


Russia captain Vadim Selyukin, named Best Forward of the tournament, scored once in the game, while Konstantin Shikhov and Ilia Volkov each found the back of the net twice. Nikolay Terentyev and Evgeny Petrov added the other goals for Russia, as they outshot their opponents 33-5.


The tournament also served as the ice sledge hockey Test Event for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. All four teams competing at the event have already qualified for Sochi 2014.