Game Summary
Norway  8 -  Japan  0

 

NORWAY STARTS FAST IN WIN OVER JAPAN

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – Rolf Pedersen and Helge Bjoernstad combined for all of Norway’s goals in its 8-0 win over Japan on Tuesday to open the 2008 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

Pedersen, Norway’s player of the game, and Bjoernstad each had four goals as Norway kicked off its attempt to improve on its silver medal at the 2007 sledge challenge.

Norway started the scoring early, when Bjoernstad took a nice feed from Pedersen and snapped a shot past Japanese goaltender Shinobu Fukushima at 2:09 of the first. Pedersen then scored back-to-back goals in less than two minutes and Norway led 3-0 after the first period.

Bjoernstad scored a pair of goals in the second and he added his fourth and final in the third. Pedersen also notched two goals in the third period.

Norway outshot Japan 16-12.

Norway reached the final of the 2007 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Kelowna, BC, only to lose 1-0 to Canada.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena CARI Complex City, Country Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/18/2008 Time (local) 04:30 PM AT
Attendance
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Norway (NOR) 3 2 3 8
Japan (JPN) 0 0 0 0
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   02:09 NOR 11 Helge Bjoernstad (8 StigTore Svee)
   06:37 NOR 3 Rolf Pedersen
   08:21 NOR 3 Rolf Pedersen (11 Helge Bjoernstad, 8 StigTore Svee)

Penalties:
   09:16 NOR 4 Tommy Rovelstad (Interference)

Second Period
Goals:
   09:38 NOR 11 Helge Bjoernstad (22 Audun Bakke)
   12:03 NOR 11 Helge Bjoernstad (8 StigTore Svee, 3 Rolf Pedersen)

Penalties:
   03:21 NOR 8 StigTore Svee (Interference)
   05:53 NOR 24 Trygve Larsen (Interference)
   08:49 JPN 23 Naohiko Ishida (Holding)
   09:08 NOR 3 Rolf Pedersen (Holding)

Third Period
Goals:
   00:16 NOR 3 Rolf Pedersen
   08:05 NOR 11 Helge Bjoernstad (3 Rolf Pedersen)
   08:48 NOR 3 Rolf Pedersen (22 Audun Bakke)

Penalties:
   05:45 JPN 55 Kazuhiro Takahashi (Hooking)
   13:09 NOR 22 Audun Bakke (Interference)
   13:24 NOR 3 Rolf Pedersen (Interference)


Goaltenders
Norway
1 Roger Johansen On 1/00:00   Off 3/15:00
Japan
21 Shinobu Fukushima On 1/00:00   Off 3/15:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Norway 5 6 5 16
Japan 4 4 4 12

Player of Game
Norway 3 Rolf Pedersen
Japan 24 Satoru Sudo