2023 phc usa championship

Canada takes silver at 2023 Para Hockey Cup

United States wins gold for eighth-consecutive tournament

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December 9, 2023
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QUISPAMSIS, New Brunswick – Canada’s National Para Hockey Team earned silver at the 2023 Para Hockey Cup, coming up short against the United States 3-0 in the gold medal game on Saturday night in Quispamsis.

Declan Farmer had a goal and an assist, finishing with eight goals and 16 points to lead the tournament in both categories. Jen Lee made 13 saves and finished the tournament with three shutouts in three games played, tying the record with zero goals against.

The Americans finished the tournament undefeated, setting a tournament record for least goals against, conceding just one goal over five games.

Adam Kingsmill (Smithers, BC) turned in a stellar performance for Canada, making 10 saves as the teams finished with 13 shots apiece.

“Our team turned the page, becoming a bit more of the team we want to be. We did a great job all week of playing our style. We got away from it a bit early on, but as the night went on, we got more and more into our game,” Adam Dixon (Midland, ON) said. “We had a great time here in New Brunswick, being able to play in front of our Canadian fans.”

Canada finished the tournament with a record of 3-2, only dropping games to its cross-border rival.

Tyler McGregor (Forest, ON) and Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, ON) finished the tournament with 10 points each, tied for third in tournament standings.

“We lived up to the type of identity we are trying to build. We gave the Americans two early looks to the wrong players and they made us pay for it,” Canada’s head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, ON) said. “We showed a ton of resilience and ultimately, we made it very difficult for our opponent tonight. It was a great hockey game between two excellent teams, and I think that most people in the building tonight would agree that we put on a show for them.”

Czechia defeats China to win bronze for second-straight year

Earlier in the day, Czechia captured its second consecutive bronze medal with its first win of the tournament, a 4-1 victory over China. Martin Žižlavský led the way for the Czechs with a goal and two assists.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Para Hockey Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on FacebookX and Instagram, and by using #ParaHockeyCup.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

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Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

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Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

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