Game Summary
Japan  1 -  United States  4

 

UNITED STATES GETS FIRST VICTORY IN PEI

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – The United States is in the win column at the 2008 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

Four different players scored for the US as it defeated Japan 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon at the CARI Complex. The US is now 1-1 at the event, while Japan has fallen to 0-2.

Andy Yohe started the scoring for the United States at 3:35 of the first, when he took a pass from Taylor Lipsett on a 2-on-0 and slipped the puck past Japanese goaltender Shinobu Fukushima.

The United States took a 2-0 lead early in the second period, as Lipsett brought the puck down the right side and snapped a shot past Fukushima on the short side.

Bubba Torres made it 3-1 at 8:33. Japan scored its first goal of the tournament at 13:59 on a goal by Mamoru Yoshikawa.

Tim Jones finished the scoring at 7:26 of the third for the US.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena CARI Complex City, Country Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/19/2008 Time (local) 04:30 PM AT
Attendance
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Japan (JPN) 0 1 0 1
United States (USA) 1 2 1 4
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   03:35 USA 9 Andy Yohe (7 Taylor Lipsett) PP

Penalties:
   02:02 JPN 55 Kazuhiro Takahashi (Hooking)
   10:17 JPN 55 Kazuhiro Takahashi (Holding)
   13:52 USA 3 Tim Jones (Holding)

Second Period
Goals:
   04:21 USA 7 Taylor Lipsett (14 Josh Pauls, 11 Lonnie Hannah)
   08:33 USA 25 Bubba Torres (14 Josh Pauls, 9 Andy Yohe)
   13:59 JPN 13 Mamoru Yoshikawa (27 Mikio Annaka, 24 Satoru Sudo)

Penalties:

Third Period
Goals:
   07:26 USA 3 Tim Jones (20 Adam Page, 44 Chris Manns)

Penalties:


Goaltenders
Japan
21 Shinobu Fukushima On 1/00:00   Off 3/15:00
United States
67 Steve Cash On 1/00:00   Off 3/15:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Japan 5 4 4 13
United States 5 5 8 18

Game Stars
United States 9 Andy Yohe
Japan 21 Shinobu Fukushima
Player of Game
United States
Japan
Officials
Referee Mike Annear
Lines People Richard Johnson, Jeff Heron