Canada 1 – United States 3

CANADA EDGED BY U.S. IN SLEDGE DEVELOPMENT SERIES

LONDON, Ont. – Jordan Cullum (Burlington, Ont.) scored for the lone Canadian goal as Canada’s National Sledge Development Team fell 3-1 to the United States on Thursday night in the middle contest of a three-game series.

The U.S. also took the series opener on Wednesday, earning a 2-1 overtime victory over the hosts.

After the U.S. took the lead on a power play goal by Vlad Lundquist late in the first period, the Canadians came out firing in the second, outshooting the Americans 6-1 in the frame.

But the lone U.S. shot came just 12 seconds into the period off the stick of Tim Jones, and gave the Americans a two-goal advantage heading to the final 15 minutes.

This time it was Canada’s turn to manage just a single shot on goal in the period, but Cullum got the Canadians on the board, with help from Chris Cedarstrand (Okotoks, Alta.) at the 5:46 mark, making it a one-goal game.

There would be no Canadian comeback, however, as Chris Douglas restored the two-goal U.S. lead and capped the scoring less than five minutes after Cullum’s goal.

Jonathan Derry (West Pine Ridge, Man.) got the start in the Canadian goal, before leaving with an injury with just over two minutes to go in the third period and giving way to Dustan Hamar (Edmonton, Alta.)

Kyle Huckaby went the distance in the American goal, making nine saves for his second win in as many nights.

The teams wrap up the series Friday night, with a 7:30 p.m. ET puck drop at the Western Fair Sports Centre.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/Match no
02 Round/Ronde Exhibition
Arena/Aréna Western Fair Sports Centre
Location/Lieu London, Ont.
Date Thursday, January 23, 2014
Time/Heure 16:15 ET

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Total
CAN 0 0 1 1
USA 1 1 1 3

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts:
13:29 USA Vlad Lundquist (Josh Misiewicz) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités:
11:39 CAN Josh MacDonald (Teeing/Charge en T)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts:
00:12 USA Tim Jones

Penalties/Pénalités:
11:50 USA Ezra McPhail (Holding/Retenir)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts:
05:46 CAN Jordan Cullum (Chris Cedarstrand)
10:14 USA Chris Douglas (Kyle Huckaby)

Penalties/Pénalités:
01:17 USA Dan McDevitt (Holding/Retenir)
02:02 CAN Brendan Blanchard (Roughing/Rudesse)
10:14 CAN Dom Cozzolino (Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Conduite antisportive)
14:02 CAN Chris Sorley (Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Conduite antisportive)
14:02 USA Josh Misiewicz (Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Conduite antisportive)

 

Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
CAN Jonathan Derry; Dustan Hamar (in 3rd/12:48)
USA Kyle Huckaby

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
CAN 3 6 1 10
USA 5 1 5 11
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