Game Summary
Canada 14 - Norway 0
 

BOWDEN’S LATE GAME HAT TRICK HELPS CANADA BLANK NORWAY 14-0

LONDON, Ont. – Canada advances to a 2-0 record at the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge after shuttingout Norway 14-0 at the Western Fair Sports Centre.

It started off as a quiet first period, but when Norway's Thomas Jacobsen was sent off the ice forholding, the action picked up and Canada's Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) was able find the back of the netmidway through the opening frame. Canada quickly built a 3-0 lead on additional goals by Greg Westlake(Oakville, Ont.) and Anthony Gale (Brampton, Ont.)

 The red and white didn't let up in the second, scoring two goals just 21 seconds apart, withWestlake snagging his second of the game in the first two minutes of the period and Scott Karrasch (Surrey,B.C.)  getting his first-ever goal while wearing the Canadian jersey to widen the gap to 5-0.

 Canada continued its assault on the opposition, with Dixon notching his second of the night at 5:23in the period to chase Norwegian netminder Roger Johansen off the ice and onto the bench for a 6-0 leadheading into intermission.

 The strength of the Canadians continued to show on the ice, as they increasingly overpowered theNorwegians and tallied another eight unanswered goals in the third. Westlake and Bradley Bowden (Orton, Ont.)both contributed five points to the game, also combining for five of Canada's goals.

Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.)  turned away all 11 of Norway's shots, earning him his first shutoutof the tournament. Player of the game honours went to Bowden for Canada and Norway's Thomas Jacobsen.

 The final preliminary games take place Wednesday, with Norway and the United States facing off at12:30 p.m. ET, followed by Canada against Japan at 7 p.m. ET. Tickets are available at the Western FairSports Centre box office or online at www.HockeyCanada.ca. You can also catch the game live online at http://hockeycanada.fasthockey.com.


Game Information
Game Number 4 Round Preliminary
Arena Western Fair Sports Centre City, Country London, Ont.
Month / Day / Year 04/19/2011 Time 07:00 PM ET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Canada (CAN) 3 3 8 14
Norway (NOR) 0 0 0 0

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   10:56 CAN 11 Adam Dixon (21 Raymond Grassi, 12 Greg Westlake) PP
   13:11 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (11 Adam Dixon, 18 Billy Bridges) PP
   15:48 CAN 9 Anthony Gale (29 Graeme Murray, 12 Greg Westlake)

Penalties:
   02:54 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (Interference)
   06:26 NOR 11 Helge Bjørnstad (Elbowing)
   10:03 NOR 85 Thomas Jacobsen (Holding)
   12:54 NOR 3 Rolf Einar Pedersen (Interference)
   16:15 CAN 29 Graeme Murray (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)

Second Period
Goals:
   01:46 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (11 Adam Dixon, 27 Bradley Bowden)
   02:07 CAN 15 Scott Karrasch (4 Derek Whitson, 18 Billy Bridges)
   05:23 CAN 11 Adam Dixon (27 Bradley Bowden, 12 Greg Westlake)

Penalties:
   07:53 NOR 8 Stig Tore Svee (Holding)
   09:35 NOR 16 Knut Andre Nordstoga (Interference)
   10:36 NOR 85 Thomas Jacobsen (Roughing)
   10:36 CAN 9 Anthony Gale (Inter. on Goaltender)
   11:46 CAN 11 Adam Dixon (Holding)
   12:19 NOR 9 Morten Vaernes (Roughing)
   19:55 CAN 29 Graeme Murray (Delay of Game)

Third Period
Goals:
   01:07 CAN 27 Bradley Bowden  SH
   02:30 CAN 27 Bradley Bowden (4 Derek Whitson, 15 Scott Karrasch)
   05:15 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (15 Scott Karrasch, 4 Derek Whitson)
   09:08 CAN 29 Graeme Murray (11 Adam Dixon, 18 Billy Bridges)
   11:08 CAN 20 Dominic Larocque (18 Billy Bridges, 7 Marc Dorion)
   11:20 CAN 4 Derek Whitson 
   13:51 CAN 27 Bradley Bowden (29 Graeme Murray)
   15:46 CAN 5 Kevin Rempel (11 Adam Dixon, 20 Dominic Larocque) PP

Penalties:
   06:16 CAN 14 Steve Arsenault (Roughing)
   08:07 CAN 21 Raymond Grassi (10-Minute Misconduct)
   08:07 CAN 21 Raymond Grassi (Checking to the Head)
   08:58 NOR 7 Eskil Hagen (Holding)
   15:27 NOR 85 Thomas Jacobsen (Slashing)
   15:57 NOR 3 Rolf Einar Pedersen (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   18:53 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (Elbowing)


Goaltenders
Canada
30 Corbin Watson On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Norway
1 Roger Johansen On 1/00:00 Off 2/5:23
18 Kjell Christian Hamar On 2/05:24 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Canada 8 10 12 30
Norway 3 4 4 11

Player of the Game
Canada 27 Bradley Bowden
Norway 85 Thomas Jacobsen
Officials
Referee Marshall Copp
Lines People Matt Clark, Paul Raes