Game Summary
Canada 3 - United States 1
 

WESTLAKE BOOSTS CANADA TO FIRST WIN OF WORLD SLEDGE CHALLENGE

LONDON, Ont. – Canada opened its first game of the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge with aconvincing 3-1victory of over the United States inside the Western Fair Sports Centre on Monday night.

Canada struck first with a powerplay goal from Anthony Gale (Brampton, Ont.) after a scramble in frontofAmerican netminder Steve Cash, but the United States responded just over a minute later with a shotfromforward Kevin McKee, who roofed it over Canadian goaltender Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) to eventhescore after one period of play.

The Canadians continued to dominate in the second period with Captain Greg Westlake (Oakville,Ont.)scoring two unanswered goals and putting his team up two for the final score of 3-1.

Both teams continued end-to-end action into the third period, which saw 12 minutes of combinedpenalties.But Canada prevailed in the end, holding the United States off to clinch its first win of thetournament.

Westlake’s two goals in the second proved to solidify the win for Canada, also earning him player ofthegame honours. Defenceman Nikko Landeros was named player of the game for the United States.

Tuesday’s preliminary round action features the United States taking on Japan at 12:30 p.m. ET, followedbyCanada against Norway at a 7 p.m. ET.

Tickets are available at the Western Fair Sports Centre box office or online at www.HockeyCanada.ca.Youcan also catch the game live online at FASTHockey by going to: http://hockeycanada.fasthockey.com.


Game Information
Game Number 2 Round Preliminary
Arena Western Fair Sports Centre City, Country London, Ont.
Month / Day / Year 04/18/2011 Time 07:00 PM ET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Canada (CAN) 1 2 0 3
United States (USA) 1 0 0 1

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   05:42 CAN 9 Anthony Gale (20 Dominic Larocque) PP
   06:58 USA 25 Kevin McKee (7 Taylor Lipsett)

Penalties:
   04:09 USA 4 Jim Connelly (Interference)

Second Period
Goals:
   05:04 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (27 Bradley Bowden)
   14:48 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (27 Bradley Bowden)

Penalties:
   02:18 CAN 21 Raymond Grassi (Interference)
   04:25 USA 20 Adam Page (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   04:25 CAN 29 Graeme Murray (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   06:37 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (Roughing)
   17:42 CAN 29 Graeme Murray (Hooking)

Third Period
Goals:
   None

Penalties:
   01:01 USA 15 Nikko Landeros (Roughing)
   01:01 CAN 9 Anthony Gale (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   05:18 CAN 4 Derek Whitson (Interference)
   05:52 USA 21 Alexi Salamone (Holding)
   12:49 USA 21 Alexi Salamone (Delay of Game)
   20:00 USA 7 Taylor Lipsett (Spearing)


Goaltenders
Canada
30 Corbin Watson On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
United States
34 Steve Cash On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Canada 9 8 4 21
United States 4 1 4 9

Player of the Game
Canada 12 Greg Westlake
United States 15 Nikko Landeros
Officials
Referee Mark Witlox
Lines People Shaun St. Amand, Greg Strauss