Game Summary
Canada  4 -  Norway  3  

Westlake’s second goal lifts Canada over Norway

Greg Westlake had a pair for the Canadians, including the overtime winner, to lead the Canadians to a 4-3 victory over the Norwegians on Wednesday night.

The Norwegians opened the scoring in the second period when tournament-leading scorer Rolf Einar Pedersen notched his fifth goal of the tournament. Pedersen struck again with just two minutes remaining in the period to give the Norwegians a 2-0 lead heading into the break.

Canada showed new life in the third when Jean Labonte found the back of the net on the power play. Then in a two-minute span Billy Bridges hooked up with both Westlake and Bradley Bowden to give the Canadians their first lead in the game.

But with just under three minutes to go in the game the tournament-leading scorer, Pedersen, notched his seventh goal to send it to overtime.

In overtime it was the Canadians who prevailed when Westlake had a partial break and beat Norwegian netminder Roger Johansen to send the packed house in to frenzy.

Canada remains the only un-beaten team in the tournament and have the day off tomorrow before hitting the ice again on Friday against the Germans.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Capital News Centre City, Country Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Month / Day / Year 03/14/2007 Time (local) 07:00 PM PT
Attendance
Game Status Final in Overtime

Box Score   1     2     3   OT1 Total
Canada (CAN) 0 0 3 1 4
Norway (NOR) 0 2 1 0 3
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   02:03 NOR 9 Morten Vaernes (Boarding)
   05:09 NOR 8 Stig Tore Svee (T-Boning)
   05:52 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (Roughing)
   09:45 CAN 29 Graeme Murray (Boarding)
   12:35 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (Interference)
   13:04 NOR 7 Eskil Hagen (Slashing)
   14:42 CAN 17 Jean Labonté (Elbowing)

Second Period
Goals:
   02:17 NOR 3 Rolf Einar Pederson (, 7 Eskil Hagen) SH
   13:06 NOR 3 Rolf Einar Pederson (8 Stig Tore Svee, 16 Knut Andre Nordstoga)

Penalties:
   01:51 NOR 8 Stig Tore Svee (Holding)
   03:23 NOR 12 Johan Siqveland (Roughing)
   05:06 NOR 8 Stig Tore Svee (T-Boning)

Third Period
Goals:
   04:07 CAN 17 Jean Labonté (27 Bradley Bowden) PP
   06:49 CAN 27 Bradley Bowden (18 Billy Bridges)
   08:28 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (18 Billy Bridges)
   12:05 NOR 3 Rolf Einar Pederson

Penalties:
   03:42 NOR 12 Johan Siqveland (Holding)
   14:30 CAN 3 Hervé Lord (Roughing)
   14:56 NOR 4 Tommy Rovelstad (Holding)

Overtime

Goals:
   03:30 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (21 Raymond Grassi )


Goaltenders
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
57 Paul Rosen On 4/00:00   Off 4/03:30
Norway
19 Roger Johansen On 1/00:00   Off 1/15:00
19 Roger Johansen On 2/00:00   Off 2/15:00
19 Roger Johansen On 3/00:00   Off 3/15:00
19 Roger Johansen On 4/00:00   Off 4/03:30

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   OT1 Total
Canada 3 7 10 1 21
Norway 3 3 2 1 9

Player of Game
Canada
Norway
Officials
Referee Tom Henetruk
Lines People Gord Hynes, Sean Lynch

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