5th February

Canada took a five goal advantage over USA

The match between Canada and the USA was a very tight one for two periods, but Canada´s four goals in the final period settled the match and the final score was 11-6 to Canada.

In the first period USA was able to take advantage of the special situations as Canada struggled with their power play. USA´s  Michael Binder and Karl Förare scored two goals while short handed and USA led with 2-0. Then Canada started to got their power play going and evened the score to 2-2, but USA was still leading 4-3 after the first period.

In the end of the second period Paavo Parikka took Canada to the lead for the first time during power play and the score was 7-6 to Canada. After this Canada did not give their opponent a chance to come back into the game and the goal difference before the 2nd match played in Hamilton on Saturday at 17:00 CET is five goals.

 

6th February

Canada won against USA for the 2nd time and qualified to WFC Final round

The first qualification match between USA and Canada ended with 11-6 victory for Canada. The second match was more controlled game and despite the good fight of USA, Canada took the victory again. The score was 6-4 and this confirmed the WFC Final round place for Canada.

Risto Parikka and Patrice Pare took the lead for Canada in the first period, but USA came back to the match on the 2nd period by equalizing the score to 2-2. After that Patrick Ducharme scored 3-2 on power play and Lauri Hannelius increased the lead for two goals again.

USA fought hard all the way to the end and Karl Förare reduced the lead twice, but every time Canada scored again. Jean Sebastien Plante sealed the match with 6-4 goal when eight minutes was left and since no more goals were seen, Canada took the spot in the WFC Final round.

Read more about the match events from Juha Mikkola´s Twitter page Floorballpro.

In the WFC Final round Canada will play in group A together with Finland, Russia and Denmark. All WFC groups and the link to the match schedule can be found from IFF WFC 2010 web page.

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