Whitson, Blanchard Lose Gold Medal Game

Derek Whitson fights for a puck in the gold medal game – Photo Andy Devlin/Hockey Canada Images from HockeyCanada.ca

Two Chatham, Ontario athletes fell one goal short of gold at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge final Saturday night in Alberta.

Chatham’s Derek Whitson and Brendan Blanchard were a part of Team Canada’s entry to the 2012 tournament, losing 1-0 to Team USA in the gold medal game.

American captain Taylor Chace scored the lone goal in the game giving the United States the victory.

In the semi-final game earlier this week, Blanchard, who was a late addition to Canada’s roster, picked up an assist in Canada’s 10-0 win over Japan.

Blanchard also scored in Canada’s tournament opening 11-0 win over Japan.

Whitson, a defenseman, didn’t register a point in the tournament.

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    Janet Raddatz 9 years

    How about a better title of: “Whitson, Blanchard Win Silver Medal Game”!?!

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    Ian Kennedy 9 years

    Hi Janet, their accomplishment was great. Personal however, I don’t feel like they feel they won silver, their goal was gold. That’s how I feel when I coach or felt when I was an athlete. I also believe we too often need to spin sports to always be positive, when sometimes it’s best to simply be honest. The USA won gold, Canada lost gold.