Game Summary
Japan 0 - United States 8


MCKEE AND PAULS SCORE TWO GOALS EACH, U.S. BLANKS JAPAN TO STAY PERFECT

CALGARY, Alta. – Kevin McKee scored twice and added an assist and Josh Pauls had two goals of his own as the United States hammered Japan 8-0 Monday night at the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

The victory means the U.S. and Canada sit atop the preliminary round standings with identical 2-0 records and sets up a first-place showdown between the North American rivals on Wednesday night at the Markin MacPhail Centre (7 p.m. MT).

Nikko Landeros, Rico Roman, Greg Shaw and Adam Page had the other goals for the Americans, whose goal total doubled the number of shots on goal for the Japanese – the U.S. held a 28-4 advantage on the shot clock.

Alexi Salamone and Josh Sweeney also had multiple-point outings in the win, picking up two assists apiece.

Pauls opened the scoring for the Americans just shy of the seven-minute of the first period, kicking off a three-goals-in-two-minutes-eighteen-seconds spurt that provided the defending world champions with all the offence they would need.

Jen Yung Lee earned the shutout in the U.S. goal, making just four saves, while Mitsuru Nagase went the distance between the pipes for the Japanese, finishing with 20 stops.

Japan closes out its preliminary round against Norway on Wednesday afternoon (noon MT), with both teams looking for their first victories.



Game Information
Game Number 4 Round Round Robin
Arena Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink A City, Country Calgary, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 12/03/2012 Time 07:00 PM MT
Attendance
Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Japan (JPN) 0 0 0 0
United States (USA) 3 2 3 8

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
06:54 USA 9 Josh Pauls (21 Alexi Salamone)
08:20 USA 18 Kevin McKee (21 Alexi Salamone)
09:12 USA 15 Nikko Landeros

Penalties:
10:42 JPN 98 Yoshihiro Shioya (Teeing)

Second Period
Goals:
05:57 USA 23 Rico Roman (13 Josh Sweeney)
10:33 USA 9 Josh Pauls (18 Kevin McKee)

Penalties:
06:40 JPN 96 Masaharu Kumagai (Roughing)
12:27 USA 20 Adam Page (Teeing)

Third Period
Goals:
04:53 USA 18 Kevin McKee (19 Taylor Chace)
11:11 USA 8 Greg Shaw (6 Declan Farmer)
11:55 USA 20 Adam Page (13 Josh Sweeney)

Penalties:
None


Goaltenders
Japan
39 Mitsuru Nagase On 1/00:00 Off 1/15:00
39 Mitsuru Nagase On 2/00:00 Off 2/15:00
39 Mitsuru Nagase On 3/00:00 Off 3/15:00
United States
1 Jen Yung Lee On 1/00:00 Off 1/15:00
1 Jen Yung Lee On 2/00:00 Off 2/15:00
1 Jen Yung Lee On 3/00:00 Off 3/15:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Japan 1 2 1 4
United States 11 9 8 28

Player of the Game
United States 9 Josh Pauls
Japan 27 Mikio Annaka