Game Summary
Japan 3 - Norway 5
 

BAKKE SCORES TWICE IN THIRD AS NORWEGIANS WIN BRONZE

CALGARY, Alta. – Audun Bakke scored twice in the third period, including the game-winning goal, as Norway claimed the bronze medal at the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge with a 5-3 win over Japan on Saturday afternoon.

Bakke split the Japanese defence and snapped a shot past Shinobu Fukushima to put the Norwegians up 4-2 seven minutes into the final frame, and added an empty net, shorthanded goal in the dying seconds to clinch the win.

Rolf Pedersen, Eskil Hagen and Stig Tore Svee also scored for Norway, which trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes before coming back with three goals in the second period.

Morton Vaernes added three assists in the win, while Roger Johansen made 11 saves in goal for Norway, which won its fifth medal in as many WSHC appearances; it also won bronze in 2009, and took silver in 2007, 2008 and last April.

Daisuke Uehaera, Takayuki Endo and Kazuhiro Takahashi scored the goals for Japan, which is still in search of its first medal at the tournament; it also lost to Norway in the bronze medal game in 2008, and fell to the United States in 2009 and last April.


Game Information
Game Number 9 Round Bronze
Arena Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink A City, Country Calgary, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 12/03/2011 Time 12:00 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Japan (JPN) 2 0 1 3
Norway (NOR) 0 3 2 5

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   12:13 JPN 32 Daisuke Uehara (24 Satoru Sudo, 13 Mamoru Yoshikawa)
   19:29 JPN 10 Takayuki Endo  PP

Penalties:
   18:59 NOR 3 Rolf Einar Pedersen (Interference)

Second Period
Goals:
   02:17 NOR 3 Rolf Einar Pedersen (12 Magnus Bøgle, 9 Morten Vaernes)
   04:55 NOR 7 Eskil Hagen (9 Morten Vaernes)
   13:44 NOR 8 Stig Tore Svee (9 Morten Vaernes, 3 Rolf Einar Pedersen)

Penalties:
   15:34 NOR 16 Knut Andre Nordstoga (10-Minute Misconduct)
   15:34 NOR 16 Knut Andre Nordstoga (Checking from Behind)

Third Period
Goals:
   07:02 NOR 22 Audun Bakke (8 Stig Tore Svee)
   15:04 JPN 55 Kazuhiro Takahashi (32 Daisuke Uehara)
   19:33 NOR 22 Audun Bakke  SH

Penalties:
   11:46 NOR   (Too Many Men)
   19:18 NOR 9 Morten Vaernes (Holding)


Goaltenders
Japan
17 Makoto Majima On 1/00:00 Off 2/20:00
21 Shinobu Fukushima On 3/00:00 Off 3/19:18
Norway
1 Roger Johansen On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Japan 3 5 6 14
Norway 4 3 7 14

Player of the Game
Norway 22 Audun Bakke
Japan 25 Eiji Misawa
Officials
Referee Clayton Hall
Lines People Tyler Jensen, Curtis Robb