Game Summary
Canada 7 - Japan 0
 
CANADA CONCLUDES PRELIMINARY ROUND WITH WIN OVER JAPAN

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Another game, another shutout for Canada at the 2009 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship.

Canada’s National Sledge Team picked up its third-straight shutout on Tuesday, blanking Japan 7-0. With the victory, Canada finishes first in Group A and moves on to play the United States in semifinal action (Thursday, 10 a.m. ET), a game that can be seen live via webcast at www.paralympicsport.tv.

Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) and Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) led Canada’s offence on Tuesday, with each player scoring two goals. Paul Rosen (Thornhill, Ont.) earned the shutout and Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.), Marc Dorion (Bourget, Ont.) and Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) scored single goals.

Canada (3-0) is the defending champion at the IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship, having won the 2008 tournament in Massachusetts. Canada’s players will have an off-day on Wednesday but will hit the ice to practice in preparation for Thursday’s semifinal.

The last time Canada met the United States in tournament play was on March 1, when Canada defeated the U.S. 2-1 in a shootout, giving it the gold medal at the 2009 Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver, B.C.

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement IPC World Championship Location/Emplacement Ostrava, CZE
Date Tues. May. 12, 2009 Arena/Aréna Sareza Stadium
Time/Heure 13:00 ET Attendance/Assistance 386
Round/Ronde Preliminary Game # 12

 

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
2
4
1
7
JPN
0
0
0
0

 

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts:
06:18 CAN Greg Westlake (Billy Bridges) PP/AN
09:44 CAN Bradley Bowden (Greg Westlake, Billy Bridges) PP/AN

Penalties/Punitions:
03:39 CAN Matthew Cook (Interference/Obstruction)
04:36 JAP Naohiko Ishida (Holding/Retenir)
06:44 JAP Naohiko Ishida (Charging/Assaut)
08:04 JAP Noritaka Ito (Charging/Assaut)
14:16 CAN Shawn Matheson (Holding/Retenir)
Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts:
00:17 CAN Bradley Bowden SH/DN
03:00 CAN Billy Bridges (Mark Noot)
08:30 CAN Adam Dixon (Bradley Bowden) PP/AN
09:14 CAN Marc Dorion (Todd Nicholson, Raymond Grassi)

Penalties/Punitions:
00:31 CAN Billy Bridges (Charging/Assaut)
07:52 JAP Toshiyuki Nakamura (Charging/Assaut)
14:04 JAP Takayuki Endo (Charging/Assaut)
14:35 JAP Daisuke Uehara (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts:
01:32 CAN Adam Dixon (Billy Bridges) PP/AN

Penalties/Punitions:
03:06 CAN Mark Noot (Interference/Obstruction)
14:13 CAN Graeme Murray (Holding/Retenir)

 

Goaltenders CAN Paul Rosen
Gardiens de but JPN Mitsuru Nagase

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 10 8 7 25
Tirs au but JPN 4 1 8 13

Referee/Arbitre Husicka
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Marcotte, Vanek
For more information:
Adam Crockatt Manager, National Men's Teams | Responsable, équipe nationale masculine (hockey sur luge)