OSTRAVA, Czechia –
Canada’s National Para Hockey Team earned a silver medal at the 2022 International Para Hockey Cup, falling
4-0 to the United States in the gold medal game in Ostrava, Cze., on Friday
Griffin LeMarre earned the shutout en route to the United States’ gold
medal at the tournament. The win caps off a perfect 5-0 record for the
Americans at the event.
“The effort today was tremendous,” said head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, Ont.) “We did a great job of
focusing on what we could control, and for the most part everyone played
their best game of the tournament. We came with some confidence and we put
ourselves in a position to have a good outcome, unfortunately the score
just didn’t reflect that.”
Canada finished with a 3-2 record, with the only two losses coming at the
hands of their American rivals.
Jean-François Huneault (Saint-Eustache, Que.)
turned aside 20 shots for Canada, while Zach Lavin (Essex, Ont.) led all Canadian skaters with
22:22 of ice time.
“I’m proud of the way we stayed present and stay focused on the task at
hand, and to me that was the biggest area of growth over the course of the
last month,” Herrington said. “We have a lot of new players, and this was a
valuable experience, playing games in a terrific atmosphere. There are a
lot of positives here, especially considering the limited time we’ve had
together as a group.”
Team IPH (Germany, Norway and Slovakia) captured the bronze medal with a
3-2 win over Czechia earlier in the day.
Canada’s National Para Hockey Team now turns their attention to the
2022 Para Hockey Cup , Nov 27–Dec 3, in Bridgewater, N.S. Tickets are on sale now, starting at
$57.50 for all 10 games.
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