Game Summary
Japan  0 -  United States  9



CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – The goals came fast and furious for the United States on Saturday.

But none of them were as memorable as the goal scored by Taylor Lipsett four minutes into the second period of the USA’s 9-0 win over Japan in the bronze medal final of the 2008 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

Lipsett, who is from Mesquite, TX, found himself alone in front of the net with the puck. He quickly scooped the puck onto his blade and flipped the puck in the net lacrosse-style. The goal generated a few oohs and aahs from the fans at the CARI Complex.

Lipsett, who finished with two goals, was named player of the game for the United States.

Tim Jones started the scoring parade early on, when his quick shot from the top of the circle got past Japanese goaltender Shinobu Fukushima at 2:04 of the first. Jim Connelly and Brad Emmerson also scored and the US led 3-0 after 20 minutes.

Lipsett, with two, Adam Page and Andy Yohe scored in the second to make it 7-0, and Emmerson and Taylor Chace concluded the scoring in the third.

It was the second win for the US against Japan this week in Charlottetown.

Game Information
Game Number Round Bronze Medal
Arena CARI Complex City, Country Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/22/2008 Time (local) 12:00 PM AT
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Japan (JPN) 0 0 0 0
United States (USA) 3 4 2 9
First Period
   02:04 USA 3 Tim Jones (5 Brad Emmerson)
   10:48 USA 4 Jim Connelly (20 Adam Page)
   12:25 USA 5 Brad Emmerson (20 Adam Page, 4 Jim Connelly)

   03:35 JPN 23 Naohiko Ishida (Holding)
   07:38 JPN 55 Kazuhiro Takahashi (Holding)
   13:16 USA 14 Josh Pauls (Holding)

Second Period
   04:21 USA 7 Taylor Lipsett (44 Chris Manns, 26 Taylor Chace) PP
   06:36 USA 20 Adam Page PP
   09:14 USA 9 Andy Yohe (26 Taylor Chace)
   12:13 USA 7 Taylor Lipsett (14 Josh Pauls)

   03:15 JPN 18 Toshiyuki Nakamura (Elbowing)
   05:53 JPN 16 Taimei Shiba (T-Boning)

Third Period
   03:15 USA 5 Brad Emmerson (11 Lonnie Hannah)
   14:05 USA 26 Taylor Chace (44 Chris Manns)

   00:18 JPN 24 Satoru Sudo (Delay of Game)
   09:46 JPN 16 Taimei Shiba (T-Boning)

17 Makoto Majima On 3/00:00   Off 3/15:00
21 Shinobu Fukushima On 1/00:00   Off 2/15:00
United States
67 Steve Cash On 1/00:00   Off 2/15:00
27 Mike Blabac On 3/00:00   Off 3/15:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Japan 1 1 1 3
United States 8 14 8 30

Player of Game
Japan 24 Satoru Sudo
United States 7 Taylor Lipsett
Referee Paul Matte
Lines People Darrell Brown, Jeff Heron
Goal Judge Paul Bernard, Jeff Fitzpatrick