Game Summary

In front of a packed-house at the Capital News Center team Canada opened the 2007 World Sledge Hockey Challenge with a tilt against the Americans.

After a score-less opening frame the Canadians ran into some penalty trouble and dodged a bullet holding the Americans off the score sheet after taking three straight penalties. Canada finally gave the home-town crowd something to cheer about with just 21 seconds remaining in the second stanza Bradley Bowden picked up a loose biscuit in a goal-mouth scramble and deposited the puck past US goaltender Steve Cash who was down and out.

Canada made it 2-0 at 3:14 of the final stanza when Marc Dorion found the back of the net on a one timer that beat American goaltender Steve Cash. The Americans then got on the board at the 13:08 mark of the third thanks to a Corbin Beu tally, however just 11 seconds later the Canadians put the game on ice courtesey of an un-assisted goal from Greg Westlake.

The Canadians now get set to host the Norwegians tomorrow night at 19:00 while the Americans will tackle the Germans at 16:30, both tilts are at the Capital News Center in Kelowna, B.C..

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Capital News Centre City, Country Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Month / Day / Year 03/13/2007 Time (local) 07:00 PM PT
Attendance
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
United States (USA) 0 0 1 1
Canada (CAN) 0 1 2 3
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   02:24 USA 21 Alexi Salamone (Roughing)
   02:24 CAN 3 Hervé Lord (Slashing)
   02:24 USA 21 Alexi Salamone (Slashing)
   09:13 USA 21 Alexi Salamone (Boarding)
   11:47 CAN 27 Bradley Bowden (Elbowing)

Second Period
Goals:
   14:39 CAN 27 Bradley Bowden (18 Billy Bridges, 12 Greg Westlake) PP

Penalties:
   02:51 CAN 17 Jean Labonté (Holding)
   07:09 CAN 29 Graeme Murray (Interference)
   13:19 USA 3 Tim Jones (Holding)

Third Period
Goals:
   03:14 CAN 7 Marc Dorion (3 Hervé Lord, 11 Adam Dixon)
   13:08 USA 8 Corbin Beu (3 Tim Jones)
   13:19 CAN 12 Greg Westlake

Penalties:
   00:16 USA 25 Bubba Torres (Hooking)
   06:54 USA 21 Alexi Salamone (10-Minute Misconduct)
   06:54 USA 21 Alexi Salamone (Roughing)
   14:17 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (Roughing)


Goaltenders
United States
67 Steve Cash On 1/00:00   Off 1/15:00
67 Steve Cash On 2/00:00   Off 2/15:00
67 Steve Cash On 3/00:00   Off 3/15:00
Canada
57 Paul Rosen On 1/00:00   Off 1/15:00
57 Paul Rosen On 2/00:00   Off 2/15:00
57 Paul Rosen On 3/00:00   Off 3/15:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
United States 1 2 5 8
Canada 5 7 5 17

Player of Game
United States
Canada
Officials
Referee Tom Henetruk
Lines People Gord Hynes, James Jenkins

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