TORONTO, Ontario -- Captain Greg Westlake stressed the importance of not allowing success get to their head following Canadas 3-

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TORONTO, Ontario -- Captain Greg Westlake stressed the importance of not allowing success get to their head following Canadas 3-1 sledge hockey victory over the United States Saturday. Barrett Hayton Jersey . The win gives Canada its fifth title at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge. "Weve got to keep pushing," said Westlake, who led Canada with five goals in the tournament. "The second you let off the pedal, everyone catches up." Canada got goals from Adam Dixon, Billy Bridges and Westlake to open a 3-0 after 20 minutes and never looked back. Josh Pauls scored for the U.S. in the second. Canada got out to an early 2-0 lead in Thursdays semi final victory over South Korea and held on for a win, an experience they learned from entering the gold medal game. "There were lessons that we learned during the week, said Canadian head coach, Mike Mondin. "We put that all into practice today so it was good to see that the team learned from their mistakes." Added Westlake: "It was a lot more complete effort tonight. We won a couple games this week that we couldve lost. We won a couple games that felt like losses." Canada previously won the event twice in 2011, in 2008 and in 2007. Canada claimed silver at the 2009 and 2012 events. The Americans have won three bronze medals at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge, to go along with gold in 2012 and in 2009. The U.S. won silver in November 2011. "We played Canada twice, I thought we played with them four of the six periods," said American head coach, Jeff Sauer. "We played a poor first period against them (Wednesday) night and we played a poor first period tonight. "Other than that, I thought we were pretty even." Dixon opened the scoring at 9:03 of the first period when his point shot deflected off an American and beat Steve Cash for his third goal. Canada then scored twice in a 32 second span to take a 3-0 lead. Bridges made it 2-0 with a wrist shot, which beat Cash top corner, for his third of the tournament at 12:23. Then at 12:55, Westlake tipped in a Brad Bowden shot. Pauls got the Americans on the board at 5:51 of the second with his fourth of the tournament. Cash made six saves in the loss while Corbin Watson stopped 11 American shots. Canada finished first in the preliminary round going 3-0 including wins over South Korea (5-2), Russia (5-3) and the U.S. (4-1). The Americans were second following preliminary round action, with wins over Russia (2-1) and South Korea (5-0), their lone loss coming to the Canadians Wednesday night. The World Sledge Hockey Challenge, which has been played in Canada since 2007, marks the final international tournament prior to the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Canada and the U.S. will play a three-game exhibition in January in North Carolina as a final tune-up for the Paralympics. Russia captured bronze at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge with a 4-2 win over South Korea on Saturday afternoon. Evgeny Petrov scored the winner with 1:11 remaining in the third. Dmitriy Lisov had a pair of goals and Alexey Amosov added the other for Russia Yong-Min Lee and Young-Sung Kim scored for South Korea, which finished winless in its first World Sledge Hockey Challenge appearance. Niklas Hjalmarsson Jersey . Mike Ribeiro had a goal and an assist as Phoenix held on to snap a two-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday. Wayne Gretzky Jersey . Moments after scoring and setting off another wild celebration at Minsk arena, Platt leapt into the arms of Belarusian captain Alexei Kalyuzhny. http://www.officialcoyotesfanstore.com/authentic-christian-fischer-coyotes-jersey/ .What they got was a bevy of players chipping in to pick up the slack.Josh Smith scored 18 points and James Harden added 17 as the Rockets used a balanced scoring effort to outlast the Mavericks for a 99-94 victory.VANCOUVER - Joni Ortio had to overcome a lot more than the Vancouver Canucks to record the first shutout of his NHL career.The rookie goalie made 36 saves to help the Calgary Flames blank their Pacific Division rivals 1-0 on Saturday following a 48-hour ordeal that included lost baggage, a cancelled flight and a new pair of contact lenses.Ortio was recalled by the Flames from their AHL affiliate on Wednesday after Karri Ramo went down with an injury, but didnt join the team until Friday afternoon.It wasnt fun, Ill tell you that much, said Ortio. There was a huge snowstorm in Chicago and I kind of got stranded there and cancelled my flight and I went through Toronto and Winnipeg on my way to Calgary.I know shorter routes than that.To make matters worse, the airline lost his luggage — including his contacts — and sticks somewhere in transit.I dont know where, but I got replacement (contact lenses), said Ortio. My gear made it, thank God.The 23-year-old shook all that off to help Calgary (22-18-3) snap a three-game losing streak and pick up its first victory over Vancouver since March 2013.Ortio — who played his first game in the NHL this season and just the 10th of his career — is also the first Flames goalie to shut out the Canucks since Miikka Kiprusoff did it in a 1-0 victory back on Nov. 5, 2005.The pair also just happen to both be from Turku, Finland.When I was growing up, when I was little I looked up to (Kiprusoff) a lot when he was playing back home for my hometown team and then when he came over I kept following him, said Ortio, who backed up Jonas Hiller in Fridays 6-5 loss to the Florida Panthers. Hes been a big influence on my career for sure.It makes it more special. I think it was about time someone shut out the Canucks.Mikael Backlund scored in the first period for a Calgary team that came in 0-6-3 over its last nine against Vancouver.Joni didnt have it easy coming in here, tough couple travel days and didnt get much sleep so it was great to see him have a great performance, said Backlund. Obviously it pumps us up when he makes some big saves and without him we wouldnt have won the game. He was player of the game for sure.Eddie Lack stopped 22 shots for Vancouver (23-14-3), which has dropped two straight after going 5-1-1 over its previous seven outings.Lack — who came in with a 3-0-0 career record against Calgary — and No. 1 goalie Ryan Miller both werent feeling well on Saturday. Neither skated in the morning, but Lack was deemed the healthier of the two and got the nod.Sometimes I feel like you can have your best games when youre not feeling good, said Lack, his voice cracking. If I didnt feel good enough to play I would never play.Trailing 1-0 after giving up a goal early in the first and in possession of a 28-14 shot edge through two periods, the Canucks came out hard in the third, but Ortio was there when he had to be after Vancouver hit three posts in the games first 40 minutes.All I gave them was the iron, he joked. Brendan Perlini Jersey. No, I got lucky there too but sometimes you just gotta earn your luck.Vancouver continued to press late, but Calgary found a way to hang on late despite playing its second game in as many nights thanks to their rookie netminder.Great performance, said Flames head coach Bob Hartley. I thought he was in control from the first shift, his rebound control was great, great focus, big win.Calgary led 1-0 after a first period mostly dominated by the Canucks and the home side continued on the front foot in the second.Daniel Sedin hit the Canucks second post on a short-handed 2-on-1 rush 1:30 into the period before Jannik Hansen rang another shot off the crossbar a few minutes later.Lack then had to be sharp after a puck in front of the Vancouver goal pinballed to Calgarys Brandon Bollig, who fired a quick shot on target.The Canucks thought they had tied the game with under five minutes to go, but the goal was waved off when Henrik Sedin was judged to have batted the puck in with a high stick.Daniel Sedin then had another chance late in the period, only to have Ortio again foil his effort — this time on a 2-on-1 break with the teams playing 4-on-4.Its frustrating, said Henrik Sedin, whose team was 2-3-0 on its five-game homestand. We know how big every point is. To not get two from this game is disappointing for sure.The Flames didnt have much of the puck in the first period, but grabbed a 1-0 lead at 5:38 on their first shot of the game when Backlund chipped a cross-crease feed from David Jones past Lack for his fourth of the season. Backlund now has three goals and two assists in three games after missing the previous 29 following abdominal surgery.Ortio faced 15 shots in the first period and had to be sharp with about seven minutes to go, stopping Nick Bonino at the side of the net after he took a nice feed from Chris Higgins.Both teams hit posts late in the period, with Flames forward Sean Monahan pinging a shot behind Lack before Bonino did the same against Ortio, who will have quite a story to tell about his first NHL shutout when his careers done.I guess I needed that adversity, he said. Stuff happens and you just have to put it behind you and not let it affect you.Notes: Calgarys last win at Rogers Arena before Saturday was all the way back on Dec. 23, 2011, when the Flames beat the Canucks 3-1. ... Vancouver now heads out on the road for five next five games, beginning Tuesday against the Nashville Predators. ... The Flames played their first of a five-game road trip that continues Thursday when they visit the Arizona Coyotes. ... Canucks defenceman Frank Corrado made his season debut after being called up from the AHL, taking the spot of Yannick Weber. ... Canucks forward Radim Vrbata was named to the NHL all-star game on Saturday, while Flames defenceman Mark Giordano will also play in the showcase event. 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