Thursday, January 1, 2009

Twin Tylers help Canada advance

Tyler Ennis scored an empty netter with :10 to play to cap an exciting 7-4 Canadian victory over Team USA. Ennis had three shots on USA goalie Thomas McCollum, but they didn't come as easy as they had in the previous wins due to both fewer shifts and the decent job done by the American defense to neutralize the Canadian attack. Tyler Myers showed up to play for Team Canada, using his long stick and poise to clean the zone. Trailing 1-0 in the first, the 6'7 blueliner got a little rough with the stick after the whistle to create a two-man advantage for Team USA, which Jimmy Hayes (TOR) would use to make it 2-0. Five minutes later, Myers and Ennis were on the ice as a 20-footer from Jim O'Brien (OTT) put the Americans ahead 3-0. He later made a nice block on a 2-1 break as Canada gained control of the pace in the second period, and looks to be ready for key minutes in the medal round.