BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Canada’s National Para Hockey Team wrapped up its series against Korea with its fourth-consecutive win, downing the Koreans 11-0 on Friday evening at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.
• Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) led the offence with three goals and an assist.
• James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) recorded a hat trick.
• Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) chipped in with a pair of goals and one assist.
• Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) added a goal and two assists, reaching the 100-point mark with Team Canada.
• Zach Lavin (Essex, Ont.) and Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) rounded out the scoring.
• Anton Jacobs-Webb (Gatineau, Que.) contributed with four assists and Cody Dolan (Calgary, Alta.) added three helpers.
• Adam Kingsmill (Smithers, B.C.) made four saves to record the shutout.
• Canada outshot Korea 40-4.
Following its four-game series in Bridgewater, Canada’s National Para Hockey Team will continue its preparations for the 2022 Paralympics at the International Para Hockey Cup, set for Dec. 12-19 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
“I think we accomplished our goals for the week. We wanted to come [to Bridgewater] and test new line combinations, try out players in different positions and work on new systems. Overall, I thought things worked out well, we were able to score a lot of goals this week, and we did not give up many. The goal scoring was shared amongst a lot of players, and that is exactly what we need out of our team. Looking ahead, we are happy with our progress, and we have set ourselves up well for [the International Para Hockey Cup]. We know the competition there is going to be strong, but we are leaving Nova Scotia with a lot of confidence in our game.”
- Head coach Ken Babey (Calgary, Alta.) on the team’s success against Korea
“The whole team played well tonight. We were really moving the puck around and our systems have been working well for us. This was a great game overall and a great way to wrap up the week. I think we grew a lot as a team, had a great opportunity to practice our systems and were able to fine-tune some important parts of our game, and now we are looking forward to our next games in a few weeks.”
- Dunn on tonight’s win and the improvements made throughout the week
“It is really exciting, but I didn’t realize [100 points] was coming up that quick. It is fun to play with such an amazing team, and none of these points are possible without my teammates. It is a really special moment for me and for the whole team. At the end of the day, we are happy to finish our series here with some strong games, and we want to keep building on this for our next competition.”
- Hickey on reaching the 100-point milestone
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