Game Summary
Canada  2 -  United States  3

 

SHORTHANDED OT GOAL LEAVES CANADA WITH SILVER

Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Just 59 seconds away from its third-consecutive gold medal, Canada’s National Sledge Team had its hopes dashed Saturday afternoon at the 2009 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

Bubba Torres tied the game for the United States in the final minute of play and Taylor Chace scored shorthanded in overtime as the U.S. won its first-ever WSHC gold medal with a 3-2 extra time win in front of a packed house at the CARI Complex.

Canada had won the first two editions of the tournament – 2007 in Kelowna, B.C. and 2008 in Charlottetown.

Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) gave Canada its second lead of the game early in the third period – his fourth goal in two games – before the American comeback.

Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) opened the scoring in the second period for Canada before Tim Jones equalized for the Americans late in the middle frame. Jones’ goal was the first allowed by Canada in the tournament.


Game Information
Game Number Round Gold Medal
Arena CARI Complex City, Country Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/21/2009 Time (local) 02:00 PM AT
Attendance
Game Status Final in Overtime

Box Score   1     2     3   OT1 Total
Canada (CAN) 0 1 1 0 2
United States (USA) 0 1 1 1 3
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   00:56 USA 20 Adam Page (Roughing)
   04:39 USA 9 Andy Yohe (Holding)
   10:46 CAN 29 Graeme Murray (Delay of Game)

Second Period
Goals:
   00:44 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (11 Adam Dixon, 27 Bradley Bowden)
   11:25 USA 3 Tim Jones (19 Taylor Chace)

Penalties:
   02:46 CAN 29 Graeme Murray (Elbowing)

Third Period
Goals:
   03:47 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (18 Billy Bridges, 11 Adam Dixon)
   14:01 USA 25 Bubba Torres

Penalties:
   11:29 USA 25 Bubba Torres (Roughing)

Overtime

Goals:
   06:09 USA 19 Taylor Chace (25 Bubba Torres ) SH 4/3

Penalties:
   04:30 USA4 Jim Connelly (Roughing)


Goaltenders
Canada
57 Paul Rosen On 1/00:00   Off 4/06:09
United States
34 Steve Cash On 1/00:00   Off 4/06:09

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   OT1 Total
Canada 4 5 4 0 13
United States 4 2 2 3 11

Player of Game
Canada 18 Billy Bridges
United States 26 Taylor Chace
Officials
Referee Paul Matte, Jeff Affleck
Lines People Matt Bowness