2018-19 National Para Hockey Team

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2019 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
April 28, 2019 7:00 am EDT
Ostravar Arena
Ostrava, CZE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
7
1
14
0
1
1
2

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
11
11
3
25
2
2
4
8

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 3
8
0 / 4
6

Game Story

CANADA FLEXES OFFENSIVE MUSCLE, GETS FIRST WORLDS WIN

JASON LA ROSE

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored three goals and set up three others, leading Canada’s National Para Hockey Team to a 14-2 win over Norway on Sunday at the 2019 IPC World Para Hockey Championship.

Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) had a hat trick and two assists, and Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) added two goals and three helpers for the Canadians, who got goals from eight different players and points from 12 of 13 skaters in their biggest offensive output since beating Sweden 17-0 in their Paralympic opener last March.

The goals came early and often in the first period, with Antoine Lehoux (Thetford Mines, Que.) tipping in a shot from Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) to get the party started just 2:57 in.

Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) cleaned up a loose puck in front to make it 2-0 and Bridges deposited a rebound for his first before Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.), Lehoux and McGregor scored in a span of 97 seconds late in the opening frame for a 6-0 advantage after 15 minutes.

Hickey netted his two goals 23 seconds apart early in the second period, and Bridges rocketed a shot just under the cross-bar for his second at 6:17 to make it a 9-0 game.

Ola Oiseth finally got the Norwegians on the board midway through the middle frame, going to the far side to beat Canadian goaltender Corbin Watson, but another Canadian outburst finished the period.

Rod Crane (Clarksburg, Ont.) got his first international goal and point to get Canada into double-digits, tapping in a perfect set-up from Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.), and McGregor scored his second and third goals around Bridges’ hat-trick marker to make it 13-2 after two periods.

Audun Bakke added a second Norwegian goal in the first minute of the third period, getting a shot through traffic and past Watson, who finished with six saves.

Canada took its foot off the gas a little in the final stanza, managing just three shots on goal, but Zach Lavin (Okotoks, Alta.) made the last of those count to finish the scoring with 2:22 to go.

Final shots on goal favoured Canada, 25-8.

The Canadians wrap up the preliminary round Tuesday against South Korea (7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Antoine Lehoux

Assists: Antoine Lehoux, Liam Hickey
02:57
GOAL
Goal: Greg Westlake

Assists: Zach Lavin, Tyler McGregor
05:22
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: Anthony Culmone, Dominic Cozzolino
06:46
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Anthony Culmone
10:50
GOAL
Goal: Antoine Lehoux

Assists: Tyrone Henry
11:36
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Greg Westlake
12:17
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Erik Haugen

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Hamre
Teeing (2:00)
00:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Rolf Einar Pedersen
Tripping (2:00)
04:07
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Billy Bridges
04:07
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Tyler McGregor, Zach Lavin
04:30
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: Dominic Cozzolino
06:17
GOAL
Goal: Ola Oiseth

Assists: Loyd Remi Solberg
07:52
GOAL
Goal: Rod Crane

Assists: Anthony Culmone, Billy Bridges
08:47
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Liam Hickey
08:59
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: James Gemmell
10:46
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Zach Lavin
12:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Garrett Riley
Holding (2:00)
14:14
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Audun Bakke

Assists: Knut Andre Nordstoga, Morten Vaernes
00:56
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Dominic Cozzolino)
Too Many Players (2:00)
02:43
PENALTY
Penalty: James Gemmell
Roughing (2:00)
04:38
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by James Gemmell)
Too Many Players (2:00)
07:14
GOAL
Goal: Zach Lavin

Assists: Tyler McGregor, Liam Hickey
12:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Rolf Einar Pedersen
Elbowing (2:00)
14:50

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Corbin Watson CAN 45 8 6 2 0.750
Johan Groeline NOR 15 11 5 6 0.455
Erik Haugen NOR 30 14 6 8 0.429

Game Leaders

Goals 3 - Assists 3 - Points 6
G 3 - A 3 - P 6
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 3 - Assists 2 - Points 5
G 3 - A 2 - P 5
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 3 - Points 5
G 2 - A 3 - P 5
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ United States USA
May 4, 2019
1 - 0 W vs. ItalyITA
May 3, 2019
10 - 0 W vs. KoreaKOR
May 3, 2019
0 - 5 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
May 1, 2019
4 - 0 W vs. KoreaKOR
Apr 30, 2019
0 - 10 L @ United States USA
Apr 30, 2019
Videos
Photos
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
2017 U17: USA 6 – CAN-R 4 (Gold Medal)
Hughes had four points to lead the U.S. to its fifth U17 gold medal.
2017 U17: CAN-B 4 – SWE 2 (7th Place)
Sasha Mutala had a goal and two assists, Roman Basran stopped 30 of 32 and Black took seventh place.
2017 U17: RUS 5 – FIN 4 (5th Place)
Ilya Safonov and Egor Afansyev had a goal and an assist each, and the Russians earned fifth place.