DRESDEN, Germany –Pat Cannone(Bayport, N.Y.) scored twice to help the United States defeat Canada, 5-3, and collect its second win in as many games here today at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine World Championship.
Cannone notched his first goal at 2:14 of the opening period. Taking the puck from behind his own net, Cannone skated the length of the rink and launched a wrist shot into the far corner of the net for the tally. The U.S. put 16 more shots Canadian goaltender Brett Leggat throughout the period but was unable to increase its lead.
2013 Inline thumb 1Early in the second stanza, Cody Kettler (St. Louis, Mo.) converted to give the U.S. a two-goal advantage. Travis Noe (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) slid the puck across the slot to find Kettler, who lifted the puck over Leggat's glove for the score. Canada cut the U.S. lead in half at 7:50, sending the game into halftime at 2-1.
Canada tied the game at 4:17 of the third period before Cannone notched his second of the game at 8:48. Matt White (Whittier, Calif.) gave Cannone the puck deep in Team USA's end and Cannone skated through the Canadian defense before sliding the puck between the goalie's legs while falling down. U.S. goaltender Nick Maricic (Alta Loma, Calif.) made several key saves to preserve the one-goal lead into the final frame.
At 2:06 of the fourth period, White reestablished the two-goal lead for Team USA with a power-play goal. Noe fed White in the high slot and connected on a one-timer that found the top corner of the net. Junior Cadiz (Los Angeles, Calif.) sealed the U.S. victory at the 4:53 mark with a deke that beat both a Canadian defenseman and Leggat in one move. Canada scored with 2:08 remaining, but would get no closer as the U.S. won 5-3.
Maricic made 31 stops for Team USA in the win, while Leggat turned aside 55 shots for Canada.
Team USA will be back in action Tuesday (June 4) at 8:00 a.m. EDT against Slovakia.
NOTES: Pat Cannone was named Team USA's player of the game ... Travis Noe leads the tournament with four goals and seven points ... Goaltender Nick Maricic is an alumnus of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program (2006-08) and won the 2013 NCAA Men's Frozen Four as a member of Yale University ... Joe Cook (Mission Viejo, Calif.), a former U.S. National Inline Team member, is serving as head coach of the U.S. National Inline Team for the fourth time ... In the 16 year history of the IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, the United States has won five gold medals (1996, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2010), four silver medals (1998, 2001, 2009, 2011) and three bronze medals (2000, 2003, 2005). There was no tournament held in 1999.
Scoring By Period
Team 1 2 3 4 Total
USA 1 1 1 2 5
CAN 0 1 1 1 3
First Period - Scoring: 1, USA, Cannone, 2:14. Penalties: CAN, French (interference), 5:37; USA, Alexander (high-sticking), 8:20; USA, J. Yoder (hooking), 9:14; CAN, Woods (hooking), 10:02; USA, Rodriguez (interference), 10:40.
Second Period - Scoring: 2, USA, Kettler (Noe), 2:31; 3, CAN, Terry (Woods), 7:50. Penalties: CAN, Garb (high-sticking), 2:11; USA, Rodriguez (cross-checking), 2:11; CAN, French (tripping), 5:27; CAN, Ross (slashing), 10:22; USA, Eveland (tripping), 11:38.
Third Period - Scoring: 4, CAN, Grassi (Ross), 4:17; 5, USA, Cannone (White), 8:48. Penalties: CAN, Grassi (slashing), 9:44; USA, White (tripping), 10:17.
Fourth Period - Scoring: 6, USA, White (Noe), 2:06 (pp); 7, USA, Cadiz (Eveland), 4:53; 8, CAN, French (Baumgartner), 9:52. Penalties: CAN, Terry (kneeing), 1:01; CAN, Corbeil (holding), 5:31; CAN, Ross (roughing), 11:48; CAN, Ross (roughing), 11:48; USA, Arcibal (roughing), 11:48; USA, Arcibal (roughing), 11:48; USA, Cannone (holding); 11:50.
Shots by Period 1 2 3 4 Total
USA 17 12 16 15 60
CAN 6 11 12 5 34
Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 4 Total
USA, Maricic, 48:00 6/6 11/10 12/11 5/4 34/31
CAN, Leggat, 47:20 17/16 12/11 16/15 15/13 60/55
Power Play: USA 1-7; CAN 0-6
Penalties: USA 9-13.5; CAN 10-15