Canada 3-0 in China


By Josh Howald

Canada defeated Italy 3-1 yesterday to finish first in Pool A at the World Roller Games in Najing, China.

The women's inline hockey national team will play a quarter-final game today (Wednesday) against either Austrailia or New Zealand.

Kincardine native Kendra Fisher, recently added to the Kincardine Sports Wall of Fame at the Davidson Centre, is one of two goaltenders for Canada at the World Roller Games (FIRS World Championship).

Keely Brown, who cottaged in Lurgan Beach growing up, is also in China with the national team. Brown, who now lives in Edmonton, is also a former netminder for the Canadian women.

Fisher was in goal for a 16-0 rout over Korea Saturday. Alexandra Garb was between the pipes for a 7-2 win over Australia Sunday and Fisher was back in net for yesterday's 3-1 win over Italy.

As of Monday, the United States led Pool B with a 2-0 record. France was also 2-0 and held the lead in Pool C. Playoff action is set to begin today in China.

Last week in China, Canada finished well back of the podium in the junior men's inline division. The Canadians finished a disappointing ninth place overall. However, Hanover's Carter Beuhlow was a bright spot for the Canadians. Beuhlow was second in team scoring and 16th in tournament scoring with three goals and seven assists for 10 points in six games.

Watch next week's edition of The Kincardine Independent to see how the Canadian women fared.