IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 7-1 Belarus ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ – 22 Feb 2002

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 7-1 Belarus ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ
Olympicย Semifinal
E Center, West Valley City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Friday, 22 February 2002

Canada’s Men’s Olympic hockey team advanced to the Gold medal game at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a 7-1 victory over Belarus on Friday. Canada will now face the winner of the USA vs. Russia semi-final game.

Steve Yzerman opened the scoring for Canada, drilling a shot past Belarus’ goaltender Andrei Mezin at the 6:05 mark of the first period. Belarus would reply with a goal at the 13:24 mark of the period, but Canada rebounded late in the period when Eric Brewer beat Mezin to give Canada a 2-1 lead heading into the second period.

In the second period, Canada would add two more goals as Scott Niedermayer and Paul Kariya gave Canada a 4-1 lead. Niedermayer one-timed a Mario Lemieux pass at the 2:09 mark, which was followed by Kariya converting another Lemieux pass at the 13:28 mark. Canada was up 4-1 going into the dressing room.

Canada’s young guns solidified victory in the third as Simon Gagnรฉ, Eric Lindros and Jarome Iginla all netted their first goals of the tournament to give Canada a 7-1 victory.

Martin Brodeur, despite a fluky goal in the first period, settled down to earn his third win of the tournament. Brodeur stopped 13 of 14 shots to record the victory.

Canada will now have one day to rest before facing either USA or Russia in Sunday’s Gold medal final. Canada will be looking to become Olympic champions for the first time since the Edmonton Mercurys accomplished it at the 1952 Winter Olympic Games.

1st Period
01:52 – ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พย PEN – Kopat, high sticking
06:05 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Yzerman (Sakic, Blake)
13:24 – ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พย GOAL – Salei
16:05 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Fleury, roughing
16:05 – ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พย PEN – Mikulchik, roughing
17:25 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Brewer (Yzerman)

2nd Period
21:10 – ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พย PEN – Kovalyov, holding
22:09 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Niedermayer (Lemieux, Kariya)
22:38 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Jovanovski, tripping
25:11 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Peca, cross checking
29:59 – ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พย PEN – Mikulchik, boarding
33:28 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Kariya (Yzerman, Lemieux)

3rd Period
43:31 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Niedermayer, high sticking
45:21 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย SH GOAL – Gagnรฉย (Peca)
46:56 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Fleury, hooking
48:43 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Nolan, roughing
50:52 – ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พย PEN – team, too many players
52:24 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Lindros (Smyth, Nolan)
56:15 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Iginla (Shanahan)
57:43 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Lindros, slashing
57:43 – ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พย PEN – Tsyplakov, roughing
59:54 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Lindros, unsportsmanlike conduct
59:54 – ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พย PEN – Tsyplakov,ย unsportsmanlike conduct

W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Brodeur (13-14)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พย Mezin (23-27), Shabanov (21-24)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 17+15+19 = 51
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ 3+6+5 = 14

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Martin Brodeur, Curtis Joseph. Defence: Rob Blake, Eric Brewer, Adam Foote, Ed Jovanovski, Al MacInnis, Scott Niedermayer, Chris Pronger (A).ย Forwards: Theoren Fleury, Simon Gagnรฉ, Jarome Iginla, Paul Kariya, Mario Lemieux (C), Eric Lindros, Joe Nieuwendyk, Owen Nolan, Michael Peca, Joe Sakic (A), Brendan Shanahan, Ryan Smyth, Steve Yzerman.
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Goaltenders: Andrei Mezin, Sergei Shabanov. Defence: Oleg Khmyl (A), Vladimir Kopat, Alexander Makritski, Igor Matushkin, Oleg Mikulchik, Oleg Romanov, Ruslan Salei, Sergei Stas, Alexander Zhurik. Forwards: Alexander Andrievski (C), Oleg Antonenko, Vadim Bekbulatov, Dmitri Dudik, Alexei Kalyuzhny, Andrei Kovalyov, Dmitri Pankov, Vasili Pankov, Andrei Rasolko, Vladimir Tsyplakov (A), Eduard Zankovets.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA vs. BELARUS (C) ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ
new champion
(previous 11 Feb 2000
Last Title
reign ends
20 Feb 2002)
231 All-Time Wins
1 win Head-To-Head
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. BLR)
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. BLR)
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BLR 4-3 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 20 Feb 2002 โ€“ OG โ€“ West Valley City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 5-2 USAย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 24 Feb 2002 โ€“ OG โ€“ West Valley City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย ๐Ÿ…

Article Credit: Hockey Canada
Photo Credit: Library & Archives Canadaย –ย IIHFHHOFIOC



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