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Para Hockey Cup Recap - November 27

James Dunn and Declan Farmer recorded a hat trick each on Sunday as Canada and the United States earn its first victories at the 2022 Para Hockey Cup in Bridgewater, N.S.

November 27, 2022


Bridgewater, N.S. – Six different players from Canada’s National Para Hockey Team had multi-point games as Canada opened the 2022 Para Hockey Cup with an 8-0 win over Italy on Sunday night.

  • James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) recorded a hat-trick for Canada and added an assist.
  • Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored twice.
  • Jacob Leblanc (Moncton, N.B.) scored his first international goal and added an assist.
  • Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) scored once and added an assist.
  • Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.), Auren Halbert (Calgary, Alta.) and Anton Jacobs-Webb (Halifax, N.S.) picked up two assists each.
  • Zach Lavin (Essex, Ont.) rounded out the scoring for Canada.
  • Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.), Vincent Boily (Alma, Que.), and Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) all recorded assists.
  • Jean-François Huneault (Saint-Eustache, Que.) and Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) combined to make eight saves for the shut out.
  •  Canada’s 48 shots on goal set a new Para Hockey Cup record for most shots in a game by one team.
  •  Canada outshot Italy 48-8

Other Game(s)

United States 10 – Czechia 0

  • Declan Farmer had a hat-trick and two assists.
  • Ben Musselman scored twice and added two assists.
  •  USA outshot Czechia 34 - 9

Next games – Monday, November 28:

  •  United States vs. Italy – 11:30 a.m. AT
  •  Canada vs. Czechia - 7 p.m. AT


“One of the things I love about this group of veterans is that they have never forgotten how important that first international goal is, and it shows that they are really pulling for the young guys to get on the board. I’m glad this team can celebrate those successes and I think that’s what makes this such a tight group.”

- Head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, Ont.) on the celebration of Leblanc’s first NPT goal.

“I was so excited to be back playing on home ice. It’s been a long time since we’ve been in Canada. To play in front of our fans and hear them cheering us on gave everyone in that room a boost today. It was a great win by the group.”

- Dunn on the tournament-opening win.

“I thought we put together a solid effort tonight. It’s a special feeling being on home ice, and I think the guys fed off it. Credit to their goalie, he made a lot of saves in the first period, but we stuck with it and knew that he can’t stop them all. We didn’t stray from our game, and they started to go in.”

- Smith on Canada firing 20 shots on Italy’s net in the first period.

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Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

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Spencer Sharkey
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Hockey Canada

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