Game Summary
Canada  2 -  United States  0

Goaltender Paul Rosen (Thornhill, ON) turned aside all 10 shots he faced, including a pair of second period breakaways with the game still scoreless, to lead Canada to a 2-0 win over the USA in the final game of a three-game exhibition series on Sunday morning in Park City, Utah.

Canada’s top line of Bradley Bowden (Orton, ON), Billy Bridges (Summerside, PE) and Greg Westlake (Oakville, ON) came up huge for the Canadians, combining for five points. Bowden and Bridges each had a goal and an assist, while Westlake picked up one helper.

After more than two-and-a-half periods of scoreless hockey, Bowden finally broke through for the Canadians, beating American goaltender Steve Cash with just over five minutes remaining. Bridges picked up the lone assist on the opening goal

Bowden returned the favour with a little over a minute remaining, setting up Bridges for the insurance goal. Westlake picked up the second assist.

Canada outshot the Americans 14-10 overall, including 4-0 in the decisive third period – the second consecutive game the Canadians held their opponents without a shot in the final frame.

Canada and the USA will next meet at the inaugural World Sledge Hockey Challenge, set for Kelowna, BC from March 13-17. Germany and Norway will also compete at the four-team event.


Game Information
Game Number Round Exhibition
Arena Park City Ice Center City, Country Park City, Utah, United States
Month / Day / Year 02/18/2007 Time (local) 09:15 AM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3  Total
Canada (CAN) 0 0 22
United States (USA)0000
First Period

   06:55 CAN 17 Jean Labonté (Slashing)
   08:27 CAN 21 Raymond Grassi (Roughing)
   16:47 USA 25 Bubba Torres (Holding)

Second Period

   10:01 USA 25 Bubba Torres (Tripping)
   13:12 USA 21 Alexi Salamone (Roughing)

Third Period
   14:34 CAN 27 Bradley Bowden (18 Billy Bridges)
   18:47 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (27 Bradley Bowden, 12 Greg Westlake)

   13:58 CAN 21 Raymond Grassi (Roughing)
   14:26 USA 17 Mike Hallman (Holding)
   19:32 CAN 17 Jean Labonté (Major - Fighting)
   19:32 CAN 7 Marc Dorion (Major - Fighting)
   19:32 USA 4 Jim Connelly (Major - Fighting)
   19:32 USA 26 Taylor Chace (Major - Fighting)
   19:56 CAN 21 Raymond Grassi (Roughing)

57 Paul Rosen On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
United States
67 Steve Cash On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
United States64010

Player of Game
United States