Game Summary
Norway  5 -  United States  3  

Norwegians knock off USA to earn berth in gold medal game

Knut Andre Nordstoga scored midway through the third period, sending Norway to Saturday’s gold medal game against Canada following a 5-3 win over the USA on Friday night.

The Americans jumped out to a quick 2-0 early in the opening period on goals from Alexi Salamone and Chris Manns, but the Norwegians would tie the game before the end of the opening 15 minutes, with Rolf Einar Pederson – with his tournament-leading eighth goal – and Tommy Rovelstad answering the early American goals.

Salamone scored his second of the game early in the middle frame to restore the American lead, but again it was Pederson finding the back of the net for Norway, sending the game to the third period tied 3-3.

After Nordstoga gave the Norwegians the lead, Stig Tore Svee rounded out the scoring, getting the insurance goal in the final minute, moving Norway onto the gold medal game and sending the Americans to the bronze medal game against Germany.

The Norwegians have dropped three of four against Canada this year, and also finished as runner-up to the Canadians at last year’s Paralympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy.



Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Capital News Centre City, Country Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Month / Day / Year 03/16/2007 Time (local) 04:30 PM PT
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Norway (NOR) 2 1 2 5
United States (USA) 2 1 0 3
First Period
   03:30 USA 21 Alexi Salamone (5 Brad Emmerson)
   06:06 USA 44 Chris Manns (5 Brad Emmerson, 21 Alexi Salamone)
   10:27 NOR 3 Rolf Einar Pederson PP
   10:56 NOR 4 Tommy Rovelstad (3 Rolf Einar Pederson) PP

   08:57 USA 25 Bubba Torres (Too Many Men)
   09:01 USA 4 Jim Connelly (Delay of Game)
   12:16 NOR 9 Morten Vaernes (Boarding)

Second Period
   03:54 USA 21 Alexi Salamone
   13:03 NOR 3 Rolf Einar Pederson (4 Tommy Rovelstad)

   01:27 NOR 3 Rolf Einar Pederson (Interference)
   09:10 USA 7 Taylor Lipsett (Slashing)
   09:57 USA 4 Jim Connelly (Delay of Game)

Third Period
   07:54 NOR 16 Knut Andre Nordstoga (7 Eskil Hagen)
   14:02 NOR 8 Stig Tore Svee (3 Rolf Einar Pederson)


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
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

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Norway 7 6 4 17
United States 8 6 4 18

Player of Game
United States
Referee Matt Thurston
Lines People Sean Lynch, James Jenkins