Game Summary
Norway  3 -  United States  2
 

NORWAY HANGS ON FOR SLIM WIN

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – Team Norway has moved on to the final of the 2008 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – but just barely.

Norway edged the United States 3-2 in a game that decided Canada’s opponent for Saturday’s final at the CARI Complex.

It appeared Norway was going to skate away with an easy victory after scoring a pair of goals in the first period and one in the second to take a 3-0 lead into the final frame.

But the US came on strong in the third, with Bubba Torres and Jim Connelly scoring two goals in one minute 28 seconds to make it 3-2. The final few minutes of the game were largely spent in Norway’s zone but the United States couldn’t tie the game. Norway’s Roger Johansen made several key saves down the stretch.

Rolf Pedersen, Helge Bjoernstad and Tommy Rovelstad scored for Norway, which lost 2-0 to Canada on Wednesday in the only other meeting between the two rivals at the 2008 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

Saturday’s gold medal game, scheduled for 4 p.m. AST (5 p.m. EST), can be seen live via webcast at www.hockeycanada.ca.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena CARI Complex City, Country Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/20/2008 Time (local) 04:30 PM AT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Norway (NOR) 2 1 0 3
United States (USA) 0 0 2 2
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   09:57 NOR 3 Rolf Pedersen (4 Tommy Rovelstad) SH
   11:41 NOR 11 Helge Bjoernstad (22 Audun Bakke)

Penalties:
   02:59 NOR 4 Tommy Rovelstad (Interference)
   08:15 NOR 16 Knut Andre Nordstoga (T-Boning)
   14:10 NOR 22 Audun Bakke (Holding)

Second Period
Goals:
   14:23 NOR 4 Tommy Rovelstad (3 Rolf Pedersen) PP

Penalties:
   01:41 USA 7 Taylor Lipsett (Interference)
   02:33 NOR 17 Loyd Remi Johansen (T-Boning)
   12:28 USA 26 Taylor Chace (Holding)
   13:39 USA 5 Brad Emmerson (Boarding)
   14:54 NOR 22 Audun Bakke (Holding)

Third Period
Goals:
   08:24 USA 25 Bubba Torres (26 Taylor Chace, 44 Chris Manns)
   09:52 USA 4 Jim Connelly (9 Andy Yohe, 26 Taylor Chace) PP

Penalties:
   04:30 NOR 8 StigTore Svee (Interference)
   08:50 NOR 24 Trygve Larsen (T-Boning)


Goaltenders
Norway
1 Roger Johansen 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
Norway 5 8 1 14
United States 4 4 11 19

Player of Game
Norway 4 Tommy Rovelstad
United States 26 Taylor Chace
Officials
Referee Wayne Doyle
Lines People Darrell Brown, Jeff Heron