Game Summary
United States 1 - Canada 2
 

CANADA EEKS OUT WIN AGAINST UNITED STATES

VANCOUVER, BC – Canada has claimed another chapter of the historic Canada-United States rivalry.

Paul Rosen (Thornhill, ON) made 13 saves and Billy Bridges (Summerside, PEI) scored both goals as Canada’s National Sledge Team defeated the U.S. 2-1 on Wednesday evening at UBC Thunderbird Arena. The game was played before a raucous crowd of 1,257.

Bridges got Canada started in the first period with a pair of goals to give his team a 2-0 lead. Bridges, Canada’s leading goal scorer with four goals so far, sniped a beauty at 8:25 of the first when he went in alone on American goaltender Steve Cash and snapped a shot top corner.

The United States cut into Canada’s lead in the second, when Chris Manns tipped a point-shot past Rosen at 10:59.

Canada held on in the third, though, thanks to a great defence. Rosen stopped each of the five American shots that came his way and Canada returned to the strong attack that worked in the opening frame.

The Canadians will face Japan on Thursday, with both teams going into the game with 2-0 records and first place on the line. The winner will earn the top seed for the semifinals Saturday.

 

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Hockey Canada Cup Location/Emplacement Vancouver, BC, CAN
Date Wed. Feb. 25, 2009 Arena/Aréna UBC Thunderbird Arena
Time/Heure 19:00 PT Attendance/Assistance 1,257
Round/Ronde Preliminary Game # 04

 

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

 

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
05:12 CAN Billy Bridges (Jean Labonté, Adam Dixon)
08:25 CAN Billy Bridges

Penalties/Pénalités :
03:39 CAN Hervé Lord (Interference/Obstruction)
04:09 USA Taylor Chace (Interference/Obstruction)
13:45 USA Tim Jones (Interference/Obstruction)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
10:59 USA Chris Manns (Mike Hallman, Taylor Chace)

Penalties/Pénalités :
00:35 CAN Greg Westlake (Interference/Obstruction)
03:58 CAN Hervé Lord (T-boning/Charge en T)
11:44 USA Jimmy Connelly (Roughing/Rudesse)
14:04 USA Jimmy Connelly (Holding/Retenir)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
NO SCORING / AUCUN BUT

Penalties/Pénalités :
01:41 USA Adam Page (T-boning/Charge en T)
11:17 USA Lonnie Hannah (Holding/Retenir)
14:58 CAN Billy Bridges (Roughing/Rudesse)
14:58 CAN Billy Bridges (Misconduct/Inconduite)
14:58 USA Tim Jones (Roughing/Rudesse)
14:58 CAN Greg Westlake (Roughing/Rudesse)
14:58 USA Taylor Chace (Charging/Assaut)
14:58 USA Taylor Chace (Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Conduite antisportive)
14:58 USA Taylor Chace (Misconduct/Inconduite)

 

Goaltenders USA Steve Cash
Gardiens de but CAN Paul Rosen

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal USA 2 8 5 15
Tirs au but CAN 5 2 6 13

 

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