Game Summary
Norway  0 -  United States  3

 

U.S. MOVES TO 2-1 WITH WIN OVER NORWAY

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The United States has taken one more step towards a berth in the gold medal game at the 2009 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

The Americans earned a 3-0 win over Norway on Thursday to finish at 2-1 in round-robin play. Alexi Salamone scored twice for the Americans, with Andy Yohe adding a single. The United States controlled the game from start to finish, outshooting the Norwegians 18-4.

The U.S. will await the outcome of Thursday night’s Canada-Japan game to see which two teams will advance to Saturday’s gold medal game. A Canadian win would set up a Canada-U.S. final.

Norway, sitting at 0-3 after the round robin, is assured of a spot in the bronze medal game on Thursday and is in jeopardy of going winless in the event after winning silver the last two years.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena CARI Complex City, Country Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada
Month / Day / Year 11/19/2009 Time (local) 04:00 PM AT
Attendance 100 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Norway (NOR) 0 0 0 0
United States (USA) 1 2 0 3
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   07:01 USA 21 Alexi Salamone (23 Joe Howard, 19 Taylor Chace)

Penalties:
   02:14 USA 23 Joe Howard (Interference)

Second Period
Goals:
   04:56 USA 9 Andy Yohe (7 Taylor Lipsett)
   12:50 USA 21 Alexi Salamone (9 Andy Yohe, 19 Taylor Chace)

Penalties:
   10:39 NOR 7 Eskil Hagen (T-Boning)
   13:09 NOR 7 Eskil Hagen (Interference)

Third Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   01:36 USA 15 Nikko Landeros (Interference)
   04:32 USA 8 Greg Shaw (Interference)
   11:41 USA 8 Greg Shaw (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)


Goaltenders
Norway
1 Roger Johansen On 1/00:00   Off 2/15:00
19 Deng Kissinger On 3/00:00   Off 3/15:00
United States
34 Steve Cash On 1/00:00   Off 3/15:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Norway 2 0 2 4
United States 6 8 4 18

Player of Game
Norway 21 Ole Bjarte Austvoll
United States 21 Alexi Salamone
Officials
Referee Mike Annear
Lines People Jeff Affleck, Jackson Doughart