|Nov 11, 2010---U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Falls to Canada, 2-0, at Three Nation Sled Hockey Exhibition Series|
From USA Hockey website:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. goalie Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) made 23 saves, but the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team dropped a 2-0 decision to Canada here this afternoon at the Three Nation Sled Hockey Exhibition Series.
"We simply struggled to get pucks to the front of the net," said Ray Maluta, head coach of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. "We have one more game tomorrow afternoon to work on our offense and creating scoring chances."
Both Team USA and Canada played evenly throughout the first period, but it was the visitors who struck first. Greg Westlake converted on a partial breakaway with less than a minute remaining in the opening frame to give Canada a 1-0 lead.
After a scoreless second period, Canada put the game out of reach 15 minutes into the third with a power-play tally by Westlake.
Team USA will be back in action against Japan tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. EST in its final exhibition game of the series.
First Period - Scoring: 1, CAN, Westlake (unassisted), 19:21. Penalties: CAN, Bridges (roughing), 8:46.
Second Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Salamone (holding), 1:53.
Third Period - Scoring: 2, CAN, Westlake (Bridges, Dorion), 14:42. Penalties: CAN, Rempel (roughing), 5:26; USA, Page (goalie interference), 13:42.
Power Play: CAN 0-1; USA 0-1