Game Summary
Japan  0 -  United States  2

 

UNITED STATES BEATS JAPAN TO RECORD FIRST WIN

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – An early goal and a late goal in the second period were all the United States needed during its 2-0 win over Japan on Wednesday afternoon at the 2009 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

Mike Hallman scored at 1:26 of the middle frame and Andy Yohe netted a goal at 13:50 as the Americans got into the win column after a lopsided 4-0 loss to Canada on Tuesday night.

Steve Cash made nine saves to earn the shutout in goal.

Japan and the United States are both 1-1 going into the final day of the round-robin on Thursday. The top two teams will advance to Saturday’s gold medal final, with the bottom two playing for bronze.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena CARI Complex City, Country Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/18/2009 Time (local) 04:00 PM AT
Attendance
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Japan (JPN) 0 0 0 0
United States (USA) 0 2 0 2
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   05:48 JPN 24 Satoru Sudo (Delay of Game)
   07:53 JPN 23 Naohiko Ishida (Roughing)
   07:53 USA 19 Taylor Chace (Slashing)
   12:50 USA 23 Joe Howard (Interference)

Second Period
Goals:
   01:26 USA 13 Mike Hallman (25 Bubba Torres)
   13:50 USA 9 Andy Yohe

Penalties:
   06:49 JPN 18 Toshiyuki Nakamura (Holding)
   14:53 USA 15 Nikko Landeros (Inter. on Goaltender)

Third Period
Goals:

Penalties:


Goaltenders
Japan
39 Mitsuru Nagase On 1/00:00   Off 3/15:00
United States
34 Steve Cash On 1/00:00   Off 3/15:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Japan 5 2 2 9
United States 5 3 1 9

Player of Game
Japan 32 Daisuke Uehara
United States 25 Bubba Torres
Officials
Referee Wayne Doyle
Lines People TJ Courtney, Jeff Heron