Canada 1 - USA 4

Deutschland Cup
November 8, 2003
Hannover, GER

HANNOVER, Germany -- The 2003 United States National Selects defeated Canada, 4-1, in the second game for both teams at the Deutschland Cup, being held at the Preussag Arena from Nov. 7-9. Team USA upped its record to 2-0-0 and could clinch the tournament championship with a victory tomorrow against Switzerland, while Canada stands at 0-2-0.

Brett Harkins opened the scoring for the United States at the 3:50 mark of the first period, taking a pass from David, splitting the defense and beating Canadiangoaltender Frederic Chabot in the top left corner. Peter Ratchuk also assistedon the play.

The United States dodged a bullet several minutes later as Canada, on the first of two back-to-back power plays, hit the post on a shot from defenseman JeffTory. With Canada’s Micki Dupont off for a five-minute high-sticking penaltyand a minor to Andy Schneider, the U.S. failed to score on a lengthy 5-on-3 powerplay, peppering Chabot from the point but failing to penetrate Canada’sdefensive perimeter.

The United States added to its lead early in the second period with a pair of goals 73 seconds apart. Ratchuk drilled a shot from the point on a pass from Bryan Lundbohm. Andy Roach poked home a shot from near the side of the net to make it 3-0. Harkins and Jeff Dessner assisted on the play. Canada’s Brad Purdie made it 3-1 when his slap shot from the top of the left face-off circle snuck through the legs of United States goaltender Chris Rogles.

A goal from Ted Drury at 9:01 of the third period put the game on ice for the United States. Drury picked up a pass from Derek Plante at center ice and skated into the Canadian zone and beat Chabot with a wrist shot from the high slot.

Rogles made the lead stand up, stopping 14 shots in the third period, for a game total of 30 saves. Chabot stopped 36 of 40 shots.

Box Score CAN
0
1
0
1
Compte USA
1
2
1
4

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
USA, Harkins (Roberts, Ratchuk), 3:50.

Penalties/Pénalités:
Dessner, USA (interference), 8:47
Sloan, USA (high sticking), 11:22
Dupont, CAN (five-minute high sticking), 15:42
Dupont, CAN (game misconduct0, 15:42
Schneider, CAN (hooking), 17:03
Roach, USA (interference), 18:24

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
USA, Ratchuk (Lundbohm), 2:04
USA, Roach (Harkins, Dessner), 3:17
CAN, Purdie (Tory), 13:50

Penalties/Pénalités:
Joseph, CAN (interference), 3:40
Roberts, USA (tripping), 6:00
Rogles, USA (delay of game), 7:38
Bjornlie, USA (holding), 18:49

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
USA, Drury (Plante), 9:01

Penalties/Pénalités:
Kelleher, USA (hooking), 4:23
Pederson, CAN (tripping), 19:26


Goaltenders CAN Chabot
Gardiennes de but USA Rogles

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

Final

Shots on Goal CAN

6

11

14

31

Tirs au but USA

11

17

12

40


Referee/Arbitre Danny Kurmann
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Ulrich Hatz, Bastian Haupt

Attendance/Assistance 2,235
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Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations