Travis Noe Scores Five Goals and an Assist
INGOLSTADT, Germany - All 12 Team USA skaters recorded at least one point as the U.S. Inline National Team defeated Great Britain, 18-1, in the fifth-place game of the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship at Saturn Arena. The U.S. finished the tournament in fifth place with a 4-0-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record.
"It was nice to see the guys come together today in our last game of the tournament," said Joe Cook, head coach of the U.S. Inline National Team. "Our team really showed up and didn't quit."
Team USA jumped out to a fast start, as Travis Noe (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) scored the first of his five goals at 6:28 of the first quarter, converting on the power play for the U.S. Shawn Gawrys (St. Louis, Mo.) made it a 2-0 game just 13 seconds later and Noe, Greg Thompson (Bayport, N.Y.) and Stephen Campbell (New Port Beach, Calif.) each netted a tally to give the U.S. a 5-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The U.S. then added three more goals from Skyler Hoar (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Nathan Sigmund (San Diego, Calif.), and Pat Lee (Schaumberg, Ill.) before Great Britain scored its first of the game to make the score, 8-1. Campbell answered less than a minute later and Junior Cadiz (Los Angeles, Calif.) made it a 10-1 game before the first half expired.
Thompson opened the scoring in the second half with a shorthanded goal at 2:42 of the third stanza. Cadiz scored his second of the game less than two minutes later and Anthony Miner (Glendora, Calif.) scored back-to-back goals less than a minute apart to give the U.S. a 14-1 lead. Noe then added his fourth of the game just before time expired in the third quarter.
The fourth quarter saw two more goals from Noe, and Campbell notched his third tally in the final period, bringing the final score to 18-1 and securing a fifth-place finish for the U.S.
Goaltender Nicholas Maricic (Alta Loma, Calif.) made 12 saves en route to the win, while Great Britain's tandem of James Tanner and Alexander Birch combined for 15 saves.
NOTES: Nicholas Maricic was named Team USA's Player of the Game and Travis Noe was named Team USA's Player of the Tournament... Former U.S. Inline National Team member Joe Cook was the head coach for the 2012 U.S. Inline National Team for the third time (1999-2000), while Jami Yoder, who is also a former member of the U.S. Inline National Team, served as an assistant coach. Corey Rastello was the equipment manager for the team and Brian Brewster was the athletic trainer ... Defenseman C.J. Yoder was the captain of Team USA. The alternate captains were Rafael Rodriguez and Greg Thompson ... In the 15-year history of the IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, the United States has earned gold medals in 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006 and 2010; silver medals in 1998, 2001, 2009 and 2011; and bronze medals at the 2000, 2003 and 2005 tournaments. There was no tournament played in 1999.
Scoring By Period
First Period Ė Scoring: 1, USA, Noe (Yoder, Miner), 6:48, (pp); 2, USA, Gawrys, (Campbell, Arcibal), 7:01; 3, USA, Noe (Yoder, Miner), 10:35 (pp); 4, USA, Thompson (Yoder, Cadiz), 10:55; 5, USA, Campbell (Rodriguez), 11:54. Penalties: GBR, Pearman (cross-checking), 4:08; GBR, Niamatali (tripping), 5:48; GBR, Avery (interference), 10:26.
Second Period Ė Scoring: 6, USA, Hoar (Cadiz), 4:45; 7, USA, Sigmund, 5:30; 8, USA, Lee (Gawrys), 6:28; 9, GBR, Hamer (Pearman), 7:54; 10, USA, Campbell (Hoar), 8:35; 11, USA, Cadiz (Noe, Thompson), 11:58. Penalties: USA, Sigmund (tripping), 0:48.
Third Period Ė Scoring: 12, USA, Thompson (Hoar, Rodriguez), 2:42, (sh); 13, USA, Cadiz, 4:23; 14, USA, Miner (Lee), 6:48; 15, USA, Miner (Sigmund, Lee), 7:41; 16, USA, Noe (Cadiz), 8:20. Penalties: USA, Campbell (tripping), 1:13.
Fourth Period Ė Scoring: 17, USA, Noe (Cadiz), 1:24; 18, USA, Campbell (Gawrys, Hoar), 2:04; 19, USA, Noe (Cadiz, Yoder), 4:07. Penalties: GBR, Avery (holding), 7:10; GBR, Finney (slashing), 10:52.
Shots by Period
10-9-10-4 = 33
2-9-1-1 = 13
USA, Maricic, 48:00
2/2, 9/8, 1/1, 1/1, 13/12
GBR, Tanner, 24:00
10/5, 4/1= 14/6
GRB, Birch, 24:00
9/4, 10/5 =19/9
Power Play: USA 4-5; GBR 0-2
Penalties: USA 2-3; GBR 5-7.5