West 0 – United States 7

UNITED STATES HAMMERS WEST TO WRAP UP FIRST PLACE

PARKSVILLE, BC – With first place on the line, the United States came to play.

Seven different players scored goals and Chase Balisy and Brandon Saad had a goal and two assists apiece as the U.S. wrapped up top spot in Group B with a 7-0 win over previously-unbeaten West on Friday night at Oceanside Place.

Nick Shore, Luke Moffatt, Michael Mersch, Stephen Johns and Matthew Nieto also scored for the Americans, who finished with an unblemished 4-0 preliminary round record, outscoring their opponents 29-5.

West suffered its first loss, finishing the prelims at 3-1. Derek Tendler saw his first action of the tournament between the pipes for the Canadian side, turning aside 36 shots in a losing cause.

Both teams will play in semifinals on Saturday – West will face Ontario in an all-Canadian final four match-up (3 p.m. PST), while the United States will take on Pacific (7 p.m. PST). Both games will go at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 19 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Oceanside Place Location/Lieu Oceanside, B.C., Canada
Date Fri. Jan. 02, 2009 Time/Heure 07:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
WST 0 0 0 0
USA 1 2 4 7

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
19:42 USA 57 Nick Shore (68 Austin Czarnik) SH

Penalties/Pénaltés :
08:04 WST 7 Dominick Favreau (Roughing)
08:04 USA 79 Jason Zucker (Roughing)
12:10 WST 7 Dominick Favreau (Major - Roughing)
16:31 USA 67 Bryan Rust (Hooking)
18:13 USA 79 Jason Zucker (Roughing)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
15:44 USA 73 Luke Moffatt (88 Brandon Saad)
18:21 USA 92 Chase Balisy (88 Brandon Saad, 47 Kevin Clare)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
01:14 USA 55 Derek Forbort (Hooking)
10:57 USA 74 Frankie Simonelli (Tripping)
12:47 USA 44 Adam Clendining (Cross Checking)
19:21 WST 12 Jordan De Pape (Interference)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
09:46 USA 84 Michael Mersch (55 Derek Forbort)
12:28 USA 96 Stephan Johns
16:26 USA 88 Brandon Saad (92 Chase Balisy, 72 Justin Faulk)
16:41 USA 91 Matthew Nieto (92 Chase Balisy, 88 Brandon Saad)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
10:51 USA 72 Justin Faulk (Tripping)
13:00 USA 96 Stephan Johns (Cross Checking)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
WST 30 Derek Tendler On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
USA 36 Jack Campbell On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
WST 10 8 11 29
USA 16 12 15 43

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Brett Monston
Lines People/Juges de lignes Cody Huseby, Jesse Wilmot