Shawn Gawrys scored three and added two assists as Team USA beat Canada 12-3 in the semi-final game at the InLine World Championships. Kyle Kraemer scored twice and chipped in an assist while J.P. Beilsten added an assist in the win. Next up is the Czech Republic in the Gold Medal game tomorrow.
July 3, 2010
KARLSTAD, Sweden — Shawn Gawrys (St. Louis, Mo.) scored three times and Pat Maroon (St. Louis, Mo.) collected two goals and two assists as the U.S. InLine National Team earned a 12-3 win over Canada here tonight in the semifinal round of the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship. With the victory, Team USA will face the Czech Republic in the gold-medal game tomorrow (July 4) at 12 p.m. EDT.
\”We were moving and using our speed, and the score sheet showed that,\” said U.S. head coach Rob Chornomud. \”With each game, we gain more chemistry and that\’s what we\’re building on. We worked to get into this game, so tomorrow will be a big day for us.\”
Just 3:11 into the first period, the U.S. took a 1-0 lead when Gawrys released a shot from the right point and Maroon picked up the rebound for a power-play tally. Gawrys then increased Team USA\’s lead to 2-0 at the 6:17 mark. Two minutes later, with the U.S. on the penalty kill, Nathan Sigmund (San Diego, Calif.) beat Canadian goaltender Brett Leggat high on the glove side for a shorthanded goal at 8:18 to make it 3-0.
Only one minute into the second stanza, Maroon notched his second goal of the game on the power play to put Team USA ahead, 4-0. Kyle Kraemer (St. Louis, Mo.) added a goal at the 7:07 mark to send the U.S. into halftime with a 5-0 lead.
Two early third period goals by Gerry Osterkamp (Covina, Calif.) and Stephen Campbell (Corona, Calif.) gave the U.S. a 7-0 cushion. Canada reduced the lead to 7-1 at 4:12 of the period, but Team USA answered back just 29 seconds later when Gawrys scored two goals within 10 seconds to put the U.S. ahead, 9-1. Kraemer\’s second goal at the 8:03 mark pushed the U.S. lead to nine goals before Canada connected to make the score 10-2 after three periods.
Canada scored again midway through the final stanza, but Juaquin Chavira (Upland, Calif.) and Pat Lee (Shaumberg, Ill.) each found the back of the net to close out the scoring.
U.S. goaltender Troy Redmann (Brea, Calif.) made 17 saves in the win, while Canadian goaltenders Brett Leggat and Taylor Pears combined to stop 27 shots in the loss.
NOTES: Team USA went 3-for-4 on the power play, while Canada was 0-for-2 with the man advantage … The U.S. has yet to surrender a first-half goal in the tournament … Eleven U.S. players recorded points in the contest … For the full U.S. roster, click here… Results and statistics from the tournament can be found here… Rob Chornomud is serving as head coach for the 2010 U.S. InLine National Team for the second consecutive year, while former U.S. InLine National Team member Josh Milewski is serving as the assistant coach … In the 13-year history of the IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, the United States has earned gold medals in 1996, 1997, 2004 and 2006; silver medals in 1998, 2001 and 2009; and bronze medals at the 2000, 2003 and 2005 tournaments. There was no tournament played in 1999.
Scoring By Period
First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, Maroon (Gawrys), 3:11 (pp); 2, USA, Gawrys (Yoder, Miner), 6:17; 3, USA, Sigmund (unassisted), 8:18 (sh). Penalties: CAN, Corbeil (high sticking), 1:53; USA, Gawrys (tripping), 6:51; CAN, Carter (tripping), 11:53.
Second Period – Scoring: 4, USA, Maroon (Yoder, Beilsten), 1:00 (pp); 5, USA, Kraemer (Campbell), 7:07. Penalties: USA, Miner (roughing), 7:43; CAN, Henderson (hooking), 11:59.
Third Period – Scoring: 6, USA, Osterkamp (Maroon, Gawrys), 1:04 (pp); 7, USA, Campbell (Kraemer), 2:18; 1, CAN, Woods (Carter), 4:12; 8, USA, Gawrys (Yoder), 4:41; 9, USA, Gawrys (Maroon), 4:51; 10, USA, Kraemer (Miner, Osterkamp), 8:03; 2, CAN, Hammond (Terry), 10:29. Penalties: None.
Fourth Period – Scoring: 3, CAN, Hammond (unassisted), 6:20; 11, USA, Chavira (unassisted), 9:59; 12, USA, Lee (unassisted), 11:49. Penalties: CAN, Terry (tripping), 1:40.
Power Play: USA 3-4; CAN 0-2