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Canada wins 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

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According to the Hockey Canada website, Canada defeated the United States 3-1 in the gold medal game of the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge Saturday evening in Toronto, Ontario.

The Canadians were led in scoring by Greg Westlake of Oakville, Ontario and Billy Bridges of Summerside, Prince Edward Island who each notched a goal and an assist for two points. Brad Bowden of Orton, Ontario also had a multi-point game with a pair of assists. Canada's other goal scorer meanwhile was Adam Dixon of Midland, Ontario, who opened the scoring at 9:03 of the first period.

Corbin Watson of Kingsville, Ontario was the winning goaltender as he made 12 saves on 13 shots.

Team Canada went undefeated in the tournament, outscoring opponents 19-8. They defeated the United States and South Korea twice each and Russia once.

The 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge was the last prestigious international sledge hockey tournament before the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia from March 7-16.



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