Norway 0 - Canada 8
CANADA RECLAIMS WORLD SLEDGE GOLD IN FRONT OF RED AND WHITE CROWD
LONDON, Ont. – World Sledge Hockey Challenge gold belongs to Canada once again.
For the first time since 2008, the Canadians came out on top at the event, blanking Norway 8-0 in front of a red and white crowd at the Western Fair Sports Centre.
Derek Whitson (Chatham, Ont.) kicked off the scoring at 2:32 in the first to give Canada a lead nice and early in the game. Despite being sent to the box for three straight penalties, and at one point giving Norway a five-on-three advantage, the Canadians were confident on the ice, displaying solid defensive play and keeping the Norwegians away from their net.
Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) added a second Canadian goal at 16:49 in the period to make it 2-0
as the clock ticked down on the period. Some timely saves from goaltender
Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) helped keep Norway scoreless after one period.
Billy Bridges (Summerside, Ont.) scored in the latter half of the second to top it off at a finalscoreof8-0 for Canada. In total Bridges, contributed five points to the game, including those two late game goals and three assists.
Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) preserved the shutout for Canada, his third of
the tournament, earning him player of the game honours. Watson only allowed two goals while playing every
minute in Canada's net during this tournament.
|Game Number||10||Round||Gold Medal|
|Arena||Western Fair Sports Centre||City, Country||London, Ont.|
|Month / Day / Year||04/23/2011||Time||02:00 PM ET|
02:32 CAN 4 Derek Whitson (18 Billy Bridges, 14 Steve Arsenault)
16:49 CAN 11 Adam Dixon (18 Billy Bridges, 15 Scott Karrasch)
05:05 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (18 Billy Bridges) PP
14:06 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (21 Raymond Grassi, 27 Bradley Bowden) PP
00:36 CAN 27 Bradley Bowden SH
04:29 CAN 11 Adam Dixon (27 Bradley Bowden)
10:19 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (27 Bradley Bowden, 12 Greg Westlake) PP
17:29 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (15 Scott Karrasch)
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Player of the Game|
|Canada||7 Eskil Hagen|
|Norway||30 Corbin Watson|
|Referee||Mark Witlox, Matt Clark|
|Lines People||Rob Eagleson|