Game Summary
Germany 0 - Canada 9
 

CANADA TO FACE U.S. IN SLEDGE GOLD MEDAL GAME AFTER ROUT OF GERMANY

VANCOUVER, BC – Billy Bridges (Summerside, PEI) scored three goals and added three assists to lead Canada’s National Sledge Team to a 9-0 victory over Germany in semifinal action at the 2009 Hockey Canada Cup on Saturday.

Bridges scored once in the first period and twice more in the second as Canada coasted to a win to earn a berth in Sunday’s gold medal game. That game, between Canada and the United States, can be seen live on TSN2 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

Greg Westlake (Oakville, ON) chipped in with three goals, while Adam Dixon (Midland, ON), Hervé Lord (St-Pamphile, QC) and Graeme Murray (Gravenhurst, ON) also found the scoresheet.

Paul Rosen (Thornhill, ON) made nine saves for the shutout.

Canada took it to Germany early on, with Dixon opening the scoring just 1:32 into the game. By the 8:53 mark, Westlake and Bridges had added to the lead, and Canada was well on its way.

The Canadian power play went to work early in the second, as Bridges and Westlake counted goals on the man advantage in the first 83 seconds of the frame to push the lead to 5-0. Bridges completed his hat trick with a shorthanded marker in the second period, while Westlake wrapped up his trick with a power play goal just shy of the midway point of the third.

The win was the second in five days for Canada over Germany - the Canadians rolled to a 12-1 win over the Germans in the tournament opener for both on Tuesday.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Hockey Canada Cup Location/Emplacement Vancouver, BC, CAN
Date Sat. Feb. 28, 2009 Arena/Aréna UBC Thunderbird Arena
Time/Heure 17:00 PT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Semifinal Game # 08

 

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
GER
0
0
0
0
CAN
3
4
2
9

 

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
01:32 CAN Billy Bridges (Adam Dixon)
02:45 CAN Greg Westlake (Billy Bridges, Ray Grassi)
08:53 CAN Billy Bridges (Ray Grassi)

Penalties/Pénalités :
04:03 CAN Ray Grassi (Interference/Obstruction)
14:24 GER Robert Pabst (T-boning/Charge en T)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
00:59 CAN Billy Bridges (Brad Bowden, Adam Dixon) PP
01:23 CAN Greg Westlake (Brad Bowden, Billy Bridges) PP
09:26 CAN Billy Bridges SH
12:12 CAN Hervé Lord (Matt Cook)

Penalties/Pénalités :
00:40 GER Sven Stumpe (T-boning/Charge en T)
07:54 GER Frank Rennhack (T-boning/Charge en T)
07:54 CAN Ray Grassi (Roughing/Rudesse)
09:12 CAN Paul Rosen (Roughing/Rudesse)
13:52 GER Marco Lahrs (Interference/Obstruction)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
06:26 CAN Greg Westlake (Brad Bowden, Adam Dixon) PP
13:16 CAN Graeme Murray

Penalties/Pénalités :
1:42 GER Marco Lahrs (Holding/Retenir)
2:16 CAN Graeme Murray (Hooking/Accrocher)
07:16 GER Robert Pabst (T-boning/Charge en T)

 

Goaltenders GER Bruno Uhlemann
Gardiens de but CAN Paul Rosen

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal GER 1 2 4 7
Tirs au but CAN 8 9 9 26

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

 

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