Game Summary
USA 1 - JAPAN 3
 

JAPAN EARNS CLOSE WIN OVER UNITED STATES

VANCOUVER, BC – Japan is apparently over the jet lag at the 2009 Hockey Canada Cup.

The Japanese scored once in the first period, and twice, including an empty-netter, in the third for a 3-1 victory over the United States in the first game of the tournament on Tuesday afternoon at UBC Thunderbird Arena.

Satoru Sudo opened the scoring in the first period with a shorthanded marker at 7:10, and Naohiko Ishida doubled the lead early in the final frame. The U.S. cut into that lead just over two minutes later when Andy Yohe scored, but Japan iced the victory at 14:28 with an empty-net goal from Daisuke Uehara, who also had an assist in the win.

Japan (1-0) will face Germany at 1 p.m. PT on Wednesday, with the United States (0-1) going up against Canada in the feature game at 7 p.m. PT.

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 13:00 PT Attendance/Assistance 1,125
Round/Ronde Preliminary Game # 01

 

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
USA
0
0
1
1
JPN
1
1
1
3

 

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
07:10 JPN Satoru Sudo SH

Penalties/Pénalités :
00:35 JPN Noritaka Ito (Interference/Obstruction)
00:49 USA Andy Yohe (Interference/Obstruction)
06:25 JPN Naohiko Ishida (Roughing/Rudesse)
07:10 USA Jimmy Connelly (T-boning/Charge en T)
10:51 USA Taylor Chace (Elbowing/Donner du coude)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
NO SCORING / AUCUN BUT

Penalties/Pénalités :
03:34 USA Adam Page (T-boning/Charge en T)
08:30 JPN Toshiyuki Nakamura (Holding/Retenir)
09:13 JPN Satoru Sudo (Interference/Obstruction)
09:55 USA Andy Yohe (Holding/Retenir)
14:28 JPN Daisuke Uehara (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
05:31 JPN Naohiko Ishida (Daisuke Uehara)
07:56 USA Andy Yohe (Taylor Chace)
14:28 JPN Daisuke Uehara (Toshiyuki Nakamura) EN

Penalties/Pénalités :
08:41 JPN Mamoru Yoskikawa (Holding/Retenir)

 

Goaltenders USA Steve Cash
Gardiens de but JPN Mitsuru Nagase

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal USA 4 3 5 12
Tirs au but JPN 4 5 4 13

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

 

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