Canada 3 Latvia 1

Exhibition
April 25, 2005
Riga, LAT

RIGA, LATVIA – Team Canada played its first third pre-championship game, and its first game on European soil as they beat Latvia 3-1.

Latvia scored the only goal in the first period, but Canada responded in the second as they scored three unanswered goals. Canada had three different goal scorers as Patrick Marleau, Simon Gagne, and Dany Heatley all scored in the middle frame.

After a scoreless third period, Canada’s 3-1 victory gave them their second pre-championship win in three games. Martin Brodeur played the entire game for Canada and only allowed one goal as he was named player of the game. Janis Sprukt was named player of the game for Latvia. 

Team Canada will travel to Prague, Czech Republic tomorrow as they face the home town Czech’s in their fourth pre-championship game.

Box Score CAN 0 3 0 3
Compte LAT 1 0 0 1

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
1. Latvia, Janis Sprukts 14:43

Penalties/Pénalités:
Bondarevs, LAT (holding) 5:11
Walker CAN, Cipriss Lat (roughing)
Morrow CAN (interference) 12:11

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
2. CAN, Patrick Marleau (Scott Hannan) 5:28
3. CAN, Simon Gagne (Rick Nash, Joe Thornton) 8:22
4. CAN, Dany Heatley (Brendan Morrison) 17:15

Penalties/Pénalités:
Draper CAN (hooking)
Maltby CAN (roughing)
Tambijevs LAT (interference) 3:54
Ignatijevs LAT (hooking) 9:21
Maltby CAN (boarding) 12:26
Souray CAN (roughing) 14:01
Nash CAN (slashing)
Vasiljevs LAT (holding) 18:15

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités:
Heatley CAN (interference) 3:03
Heatley CAN (high-sticking) 7:08
Regehr CAN (interference) 8:25
Gagne CAN (interference) 8:25
Sirokovs Lat (roughing, misconduct) 12:21
Regehr CAN (roughing)12:21
Tambijevs Lat (interference) 13:10
Thornton CAN (cross-checking) 17:04


Goaltenders CAN Brodeur
Gardiennes de but LAT Masalskis

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

Final

Shots on Goal CAN

11

11

9

31

Tirs au but LAT

5

13

10

28


Referee/Arbitre Maxim Urda
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Ansis Eglitis, Buris Balodis

Attendance/Assistance 5,000 (sell-out)
For more information:
Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations

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