Game Summary
Canada  5 -  Japan  0

 

CANADA ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL FINAL WITH WIN OVER JAPAN

Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) had a night to remember at the 2009 World Sledge Hockey Challenge. Westlake, who came into Canada’s game against Japan without a goal at the event, erupted for three-consecutive goals in the second and third periods to lift Canada to a 5-0 win over Japan.

The win put Canada into Saturday’s gold medal final against the United States. Canada is attempting to win its third-straight title at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

Jeremy Booker (Ajax, Ont.) and Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) also scored for Canada. Benoit St-Amand (St-Hubert, Que.) and Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) split the shutout.

Canada finished atop the round-robin standings with a 3-0 record, followed by the United States at 2-1, Japan at 1-2 and Norway at 0-3. Japan and Norway will face off for the bronze medal final on Saturday (10:30 a.m. AST). The gold medal game, which will be shown on TSN2 and RDS, starts at 2 p.m. AST.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena CARI Complex City, Country Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/19/2009 Time (local) 07:00 PM AT
Attendance
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Canada (CAN) 2 1 2 5
Japan (JPN) 0 0 0 0
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   01:17 CAN 8 Jeremy Booker (19 Todd Nicholson, 7 Marc Dorion)
   14:40 CAN 27 Bradley Bowden (12 Greg Westlake, 18 Billy Bridges)

Penalties:
   03:43 CAN 3 Hervé Lord (T-Boning)
   05:31 JPN 13 Mamoru Yoshikawa (High Sticking)
   14:51 JPN 24 Satoru Sudo (High Sticking)

Second Period
Goals:
   12:36 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (27 Bradley Bowden, 21 Raymond Grassi)

Penalties:
   01:05 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (Roughing)
   03:04 CAN 21 Raymond Grassi (Roughing)
   03:04 JPN 13 Mamoru Yoshikawa (Holding)
   05:06 CAN 9 Dany Verner (T-Boning)
   05:57 JPN 55 Kazuhiro Takahashi (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)

Third Period
Goals:
   00:36 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (11 Adam Dixon)
   02:39 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (18 Billy Bridges) PP

Penalties:
   02:26 JPN 13 Mamoru Yoshikawa (T-Boning)


Goaltenders
Canada
22 Benoît St-Amand On 1/00:00   Off 2/15:00
30 Corbin Watson On 3/00:00   Off 3/15:00
Japan
39 Mitsuru Nagase On 1/00:00   Off 3/15:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Canada 6 3 5 14
Japan 3 4 4 11

Player of Game
Canada 12 Greg Westlake
Japan 24 Satoru Sudo
Officials
Referee Wayne Doyle
Lines People Matt Bowness, Jeff Fitzpatrick