Game Summary
Canada 6 - Korea 0
 

CANADA BLANKS KOREANS, TO PLAY FOR JAPAN GOLD

NAGANO, Japan – Four players had multiple-point games, lead by a goal and two assists from Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.), as Canada’s National Sledge Team advanced to the gold medal game at the 2012 Japan Four Nations Tournament with a 6-0 semifinal win over Korea on Saturday.

The Canadians will face Norway in the final on Sunday, although the game will start on Saturday night in some parts of Canada (12 midnight ET/9 p.m. PT).

In addition to Westlake’s output, Canada got a goal and an assist each from Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.), Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) and Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) as it won its 14th game in a row, dating back to a 1-0 loss to the Norwegians last March in Nagano.

Kevin Rempel (Vineland, Ont.) and Kieran Block (Edmonton, Alta.) had the other Canadian goals.

After a slow start offensively for both teams – Canada led 2-0 through two periods, outshooting the Koreans 4-1 – the Canadians erupted for three goals in 2:24 midway through the third period before Westlake rounded out the scoring in the final seconds.

Benoit St-Amand (St-Hubert, Que.) earned the shutout in the Canadian goal, needing to make just four saves.


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 2012 Japan Four Nations Location/Emplacement Nagano, JPN
Date Sat. Jan. 21, 2012 Arena/Aréna Big Hat Arena
Time/Heure (ET/HE) 04:00:00 Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Round Robin Game #/No du match 08
 
Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
1
1
4
6
KOR
0
0
0
0
 
Goals/Penalties - Buts/Pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
03:53 CAN Adam Dixon (Greg Westlake)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
12:19 CAN Graeme Murray (Roughing/Rudesse)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
14:50 CAN Dominic Larocque

Penalties/Pénalités : 
04:33 KOR Cho Young Jae (Holding/Retenir)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
05:42 CAN Kevin Rempel (Dominic Larocque)
06:07 CAN Kieran Block (Billy Bridges, Scott Karrasch)
08:06 CAN Billy Bridges (Adam Dixon, Greg Westlake) PP/AN
14:26 CAN Greg Westlake (Brad Bowden)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
07:34 KOR Jung Seung Hwan (Holding/Retenir)
09:03 KOR Lee Yong Min (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)

 
Goaltenders - Gardiens de but
CAN Benoit St-Amand
KOR Chung Young Hoon
 
Shots on Goal – Tirs au but
1
2
3
Final
CAN
11
2
8
21
KOR
3
4
6
13