JUNE 4, 2013

Canada Wins Bronze!!


Canada vs. Slovakia 5-1 (0-0, 2-0, 2-0, 1-1) Video

Canada medalled for the third year in a row. After bronze in 2011 and gold in 2012, the Canadians take home bronze after beating Slovakia 5-1.

“It was a pretty good tournament for us,” said Canadian goalkeeper Brett Leggat, who saved 21 of 22 shots. “We had a few newcomers this year. I think it was a learning experience for a lot of the younger guys but at the end of the day to win a bronze, and a medal three years in a row, is pretty exciting for the program and for our country.”

It was a tight game in the beginning until the Canadian scoring machine went on in the second period.

At 7:37 Adam Ross opened the scoring. His shot from the left face-off circle went in through Vladimir Neumann’s five-hole.

Chris Terry made it 2-0 with 67 seconds left before the halftime break. He surprised Neumann with a shot from an acute angle into the near corner.

Thomas Woods made it 3-0 after 85 seconds in the third period with a high backhand shot from the right side, and two minutes later Ross scored his second goal on a power play when Canada capitalized on a rather senseless penalty in the offensive zone taken by Slovakia’s Filip Novak.

Kyle Henderson made it 5-0 with 4:50 left in regulation time.

The Slovaks pushed hard for a consolation goal until the end just to find a wall in Canadian goalkeeper Leggat, who confirmed the strong performance he had throughout the tournament.

With 94 seconds left and two Canadians in the penalty box the Slovaks eventually managed to spoil Leggat’s shutout attempt. Novak made it 5-1.

Final Ranking:
1. USA
2. Sweden
3. Canada
4. Slovakia
5. Czech Republic
6. Germany
7. Finland
8. Slovenia