Canada goes 3-0 in sledge hockey

Canada's Greg Westlake celebrates after scoring against Norway at the Vancouver 2010 Winter...

Canada's Greg Westlake celebrates after scoring against Norway at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympic Games March 16, 2010. (Reuters)

BOB MACKIN , QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:23 AM ET

VANCOUVER - That wasn’t much of a rematch.

Greg Westlake scored twice and Bradley Bowden had three assists and a goal to lead Canada in a 5-0 win over Norway on Tuesday in sledge hockey at the 2010 Winter Paralympics.

Goaltender Paul Rosen had the shutout, just like he did when Canada beat Norway for the gold medal at Turin 2006.

Canada, 3-0, will play Japan on Thursday in a semifinal match.

Billy Bridges scored on the power play just 31 seconds after the opening face-off. Bowden set-up Westlake’s shorthanded goal halfway through the period and had a goal of his own just 11 seconds into the second period.

Westlake and Adam Dixon had power play goals before the end of the second. Starting goaltender Roger Johansen was replaced by Kissinger Deng.

Westlake had seven of Canada’s 19 goals in the preliminary round.

Reigning world champion United States, which beat Japan 6-0 on Tuesday, plays Norway in the other semifinal on Thursday.

bob.mackin@sunmedia.ca


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