Game Summary
Germany 1 - Canada 12


VANCOUVER, BC – Canada started the scoring early and didn’t let up, opening up the 2009 Hockey Canada Cup with a 12-1 win over Germany on Tuesday night.

Greg Westlake (Oakville, ON) scored twice and Brad Bowden (Orton, ON) added one of his own as Canada jumped out to a 3-0 lead through one period.

Bowden’s goal was one of the prettiest of the night, as he took a pass from Adam Dixon (Midland, ON) on a two-on-none and one-timed the puck into the empty net.

It was in the second period where Canada opened up the floodgates – Graeme Murray (Gravenhurst, ON) scored twice and Billy Bridges (Summerside, PEI), Dixon and Bowden added singles as Canada went ahead 8-1.

Canada was relentless in its attack for the first 30 minutes, taking full advantage of its edge in speed and skill.

In the third, Bridges scored a pair of goals to complete his hat trick – he also had a pair of assists for a five-point night. Murray also turned the trick with his third goal of the game in the final frame.

Ray Grassi (Windsor, ON) dialed in from long distance for Canada’s final goal, as his shot from just inside the centre ice line eluded German goaltender Bruno Uhlemann.

Bowden finished with two goals and four assists for a six-point night, while Dixon also had a strong game with a goal and three helpers.

Benoit St-Amand (St-Hubert, QC) earned the win in goal for Canada, which returns to the ice on Wednesday for a game against the rival United States at 7 p.m. PT. Canada will complete its round-robin on Thursday versus Japan, also a 7 p.m. PT start at UBC Thunderbird Arena.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Hockey Canada Cup Location/Emplacement Vancouver, BC, CAN
Date Tue. Feb. 24, 2009 Arena/Aréna UBC Thunderbird Arena
Time/Heure 19:00 PT Attendance/Assistance 685
Round/Ronde Preliminary Game # 02


Box Score/Compte


First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
03:13 CAN Greg Westlake
09:26 CAN Bradley Bowden (Adam Dixon)
14:29 CAN Adam Dixon (Billy Bridges)

Penalties/Pénalités :
03:55 CAN Mark Noot (Interference/Obstruction)
08:00 GER Gerd Bleidorn (Interference/Obstruction)
10:25 GER Jörg Wedde (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)
12:05 CAN Adam Dixon (T-boning/Charge en T)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
01:57 CAN Billy Bridges (Bradley Bowden, Adam Dixon)
02:12 CAN Graeme Murray (Marc Dorion)
02:46 GER Sven Stumpe SH
03:34 CAN Adam Dixon (Bradley Bowden) PP
10:46 CAN Bradley Bowden (Adam Dixon, Billy Bridges)
12:38 CAN Graeme Murray (Marc Dorion, Todd Nicholson)

Penalties/Pénalités :
00:33 GER Robert Pabst (T-boning/Charge en T)
02:29 GER Robert Pabst (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)
05:24 GER Udo Segreff (Checking to the head)
05:24 GER Udo Segreff (Misconduct/Inconduite)
06:58 GER Christian Pilz (T-boning/Charge en T)
10:40 GER Lars Uhlemann (Roughing/Rudesse)
11:38 GER Sebastian Disveld (T-boning/Charge en T)
14:19 GER Robert Pabst (Elbowing/Donner du coude)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
00:33 CAN Billy Bridges (Greg Westlake, Bradley Bowden)
02:11 CAN Graeme Murray (James Gemmell)
09:02 CAN Billy Bridges (Bradley Bowden)
12:48 CAN Raymond Grassi

Penalties/Pénalités :
02:20 GER Robert Pabst (T-boning/Charge en T)
11:55 GER Christian Pilz (Interference/Obstruction)


Goaltenders GER Lars Uhlemann
Rolf Rabe (in 2nd/8:10)
Gardiens de but CAN Benoît St-Amand

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal GER 2 5 2 9
Tirs au but CAN 8 11 8 27

Referee/Arbitre ---
Linesmen/Juges des lignes ---


For more information:
Adam Crockatt Manager, National Men's Teams | Responsable, équipe nationale masculine (hockey sur luge)