Game Summary
Canada 5 - Norway 2
 

QUICK START LEADS CANADA TO WIN OVER NORWAY

CALGARY, Alta. – Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) scored twice and added an assist for the second night in a row, helping Canada stay undefeated at the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge with a 5-2 win over Norway on Monday night.

Bridges scored twice in the first 4:14, sparking the Canadians to their second win in as many games at the WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex and setting up a first-place showdown with the United States on Wednesday night (7 p.m. MT).

Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.) and Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) each recorded a goal and an assist, while Anthony Gale (Brampton, Ont.) also put his name on the scoresheet for Canada, which led 4-2 after a wild first period. 

Gale’s goal – the eventual game-winner – was the 500th for Canada’s National Sledge Team since coming under the Hockey Canada umbrella in 2004.

Morton Vaernes and Rolf Einar Pedersen scored the goals for Norway, which dropped its second in a row after a 5-1 setback at the hands of the United States on Sunday.

The Norwegians, three-time silver medallists at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge, will face Japan in a battle for third place in the preliminary round on Wednesday afternoon (noon MT).


Game Information
Game Number 4 Round Round Robin
Arena Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink A City, Country Calgary, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 11/28/2011 Time 07:00 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Canada (CAN) 4 0 1 5
Norway (NOR) 2 0 0 2

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   02:10 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (23 Kieran Block)
   04:14 CAN 18 Billy Bridges 
   08:10 NOR 9 Morten Vaernes (8 Stig Tore Svee) PP
   11:06 CAN 9 Anthony Gale (27 Brad Bowden, 21 Raymond Grassi)
   12:54 NOR 3 Rolf Einar Pedersen 
   19:10 CAN 27 Brad Bowden (11 Adam Dixon, 12 Greg Westlake)

Penalties:
   06:35 CAN 29 Graeme Murray (Holding)
   07:17 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (Interference)
   08:10 NOR 9 Morten Vaernes (Roughing)
   18:02 CAN   (Too Many Men)
   18:29 NOR 9 Morten Vaernes (Holding)

Second Period
Goals:
   None

Penalties:
   05:13 CAN 15 Scott Karrasch (Teeing)
   08:39 CAN 5 Kevin Rempel (Teeing)
   18:56 NOR 85 Thomas Jacobsen (Teeing)

Third Period
Goals:
   13:40 CAN 11 Adam Dixon (18 Billy Bridges) PP

Penalties:
   04:58 CAN 7 Marc Dorion (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   11:28 CAN 9 Anthony Gale (Roughing)
   13:05 NOR 85 Thomas Jacobsen (Holding)


Goaltenders
Canada
30 Corbin Watson On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Norway
1 Roger Johansen On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Canada 8 4 8 20
Norway 6 1 4 11

Player of the Game
Canada 27 Brad Bowden
Norway 9 Morten Vaernes