Game Summary
Japan 1 - Canada 11

 

CANADA BEATS JAPAN 11-1 IN SEMIS, STILL UNDEFEATED IN LONDON

LONDON, Ont. – Bradley Bowden (Orton, Ont.) set off a scoring streak for Canada in the first five minutes of semifinal action Friday night, en route to an impressive 11-1 victory over Japan, for four straight wins at the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge and a trip to the gold medal game.

Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) followed up Bowden’s opener at 4:11 on the clock with two goals of his own, netting one at 7:40 and the other at 10:02 on a powerplay, when he converted a cross-ice pass from Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) to make it 3-0 going into the intermission.

Anthony Gale (Brampton, Ont.) kept the momentum going for the Canadians in the second, notching a markerat3:16 in the period, and within 28 seconds Bowden was able to score his second of the night to make it5-0.

Japan’s lone goal came from Satoru Sudo a couple of minutes later, when Canadian goaltender Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) allowed just his second goal of the tournament. Canada continued to find the back of the net with ease, adding three more goals in the latter half of the period for an 8-1 lead heading into the final frame.

Marc Dorion (Bourget, Ont.) kicked off the third by scoring just 48 seconds into the period. Bowden quickly followed suit with another of his own for the only hat trick of the night. Dorion topped it off for his fourth goal of the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge and the final 11-1 score in favour of Canada.

Canada takes on Norway in the gold medal matchup Saturday at 2 p.m. ET, with the game airing on TSN2 at6p.m. ET. Japan will face off against the United States at 10 a.m. ET inside the Western Fair Sports Centre.


Game Information
Game Number 8 Round Semifinal
Arena Western Fair Sports Centre City, Country London, Ont.
Month / Day / Year 04/22/2011 Time 07:00 PM ET
Attendance
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Japan (JPN) 0 1 0 1
Canada (CAN) 3 5 3 11

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   04:11 CAN 27 Bradley Bowden (12 Greg Westlake, 9 Anthony Gale)
   07:40 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (15 Scott Karrasch, 4 Derek Whitson)
   10:02 CAN 18 Billy Bridges (11 Adam Dixon, 27 Bradley Bowden) PP

Penalties:
   00:56 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (Interference)
   01:18 CAN 29 Graeme Murray (Holding)
   09:36 JPN 13 Mamoru Yoshikawa (Interference)
   17:17 JPN 55 Kazuhiro Takahashi (Hooking)
   18:28 JPN 13 Mamoru Yoshikawa (Interference)

Second Period
Goals:
   03:16 CAN 9 Anthony Gale (18 Billy Bridges, 4 Derek Whitson)
   03:44 CAN 27 Bradley Bowden (12 Greg Westlake)
   05:12 JPN 24 Satoru Sudo (32 Daisuke Uehara)
   06:29 CAN 21 Raymond Grassi (7 Marc Dorion, 29 Graeme Murray)
   16:41 CAN 9 Anthony Gale (12 Greg Westlake)
   17:35 CAN 15 Scott Karrasch (18 Billy Bridges, 4 Derek Whitson)

Penalties:
   08:44 CAN 12 Greg Westlake (Roughing)

Third Period
Goals:
   00:00 CAN 7 Marc Dorion (20 Dominic Larocque, 5 Kevin Rempel)
   00:48 CAN 27 Bradley Bowden (9 Anthony Gale, 12 Greg Westlake)
   01:40 CAN 7 Marc Dorion (20 Dominic Larocque, 29 Graeme Murray)

Penalties:
   10:54 CAN 11 Adam Dixon (High Sticking)
   12:01 JPN 13 Mamoru Yoshikawa (Roughing)
   16:13 CAN 21 Raymond Grassi (Closing Hand on Puck)


Goaltenders
Japan
21 Shinobu Fukushima On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Canada
30 Corbin Watson On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Japan 0 0 0 0
Canada 0 0 0 0

Player of the Game
Canada 27 Bradley Bowden
Japan 24 Satoru Sudo
Officials
Referee Marshall Copp, Greg Strauss
Lines People Shaun St. Amand