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Canada’s Paralympic Hockey Team dropped its opening game at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, falling 5-0
to the United States on Saturday.
• Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.)
made 17 saves through the first two periods, before Adam Kingsmill (Smithers, B.C.) stopped four of five
in the third.
• Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.)
, Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) and Antoine Lehoux (Thetford Mines, Que.) had two shots on
• Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.)
led all Canadian skaters in time on ice with 26:17.
• The United States outshot Canada 26-9.
Canada vs. Korea – Tuesday, March 8 (12:05 a.m. ET/9:05 p.m. PT)
“We need to focus on creating more offence and better scoring chances. We
need to be a little more accurate with our shots and make sure we hit the
net when we do have scoring opportunities. We need to realize that we are a
bit of the underdogs in this tournament and that we are going to need to
fight for pucks and find ways to score. We will work on that in practice
over the next few days and hope to have a better outcome against Korea.”
- Head coach Ken Babey (Calgary, Alta.) on creating more scoring
“Throughout the lineup, the excitement was really high, especially after
last night’s opening ceremonies. PyeongChang feels like a long time ago and
it is great to be back at the Paralympics. Our opportunities to compete at
major tournaments have been limited recently, so all that might have got
the best of us today. We were all really excited for this moment, and we
just need to settle in and regroup for our next game against Korea.”
- McGregor on the excitement leading in to today’s game
“It was a tough game for us, but I think it is important that we focus on
the positives. I thought we played fast and physical, and I know we can
continue to build on that. We hope to see [the United States] again in the
gold medal game, and we all need to realize that opportunity to play for
gold has not been taken away after one game.”
- Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) on focusing
on the positives
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