2018-19 National Para Hockey Team

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2019 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
Game #17
Semifinal
Final
May 3, 2019 10:30 am EDT
Ostravar Arena
Ostrava, CZE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
4
4
2
10

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
2
0
1
3
14
8
8
30

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 0
6
2 / 3
2

Game Story

CANADA ROLLS PAST KOREA, WILL PLAY FOR PARA GOLD

QUINTON AMUNDSON

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Canada’s National Para Hockey Team has advanced to the gold medal game at the 2019 IPC World Para Hockey Championship. Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) steered the defending champions to the final with four goals and one assist in a 10-0 semifinal victory over South Korea on Friday.

Canada will contend for the top spot on the podium against either the Czech Republic or the United States on Saturday at Ostravar Arena (10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT).

Canadian captain Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) continued his prolific tournament with two goals and two assists against the Koreans. Rob Armstrong (Mississauga, Ont.), Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.), Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) and Zach Lavin (Okotoks, Alta.) had a goal and an assist apiece.

Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) stopped three shots to pick up his second shutout against South Korea in four days, and added his second assist of the tournament.

Canada demonstrated the full breadth of its championship pedigree in the first period by racking up a 4-0 lead and a 14-2 edge in shots on goal.

Their first three goals came just 2:08 apart in the first half of the frame. Hickey broke the ice at the six-minute mark with a snipe from the high slot, Armstrong doubled the lead 37 seconds later with a shot off the draw and Hickey struck again at 8:08 by having his cross-ice pass to Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) bank off a defender and in. Cozzolino produced Canada’s fourth goal late in the period with a shot in tight.

Canada kept the offence humming with four more goals in the second period.

Hickey picked up the hat trick early in the middle frame with a backhand shot before McGregor converted on a shot from the face-off circle at 5:41. After Bridges scored from the slot with just under three minutes left, McGregor beat the buzzer with one second to go.

Hickey added his fourth goal 6:37 into the third, and Lavin put Canada’s goal total into double-digit territory with 1:25 remaining.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Dominic Larocque
06:00
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Culmone

06:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Si Woo Choi
Teeing (2:00)
07:19
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Tyler McGregor, Billy Bridges
08:08
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Billy Bridges
13:56
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Greg Westlake
01:22
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Zach Lavin
05:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Garrett Riley
Holding (2:00)
10:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Si Woo Choi
Teeing (2:00)
11:25
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Billy Bridges

Assists: Tyler McGregor, Liam Hickey
12:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Jong-Kyung Lee
Holding (2:00)
13:25
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Greg Westlake
14:59
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jae Woong Lee

00:00
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Anthony Culmone, Tyrone Henry
06:37
GOAL
Goal: Zach Lavin

Assists: Dominic Cozzolino, Anthony Culmone
13:35

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Man Gyun Yu KOR 30 22 14 8 0.636
Jae Woong Lee KOR 15 8 6 2 0.750
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 3 3 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 8 - SVS - 14 - SV% - 0.636
GA 0 - SVS - 3 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 4 - Assists 1 - Points 5
G 4 - A 1 - P 5
Goals 2 - Assists 2 - Points 4
G 2 - A 2 - P 4

Previous Games

4 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
May 4, 2019
2 - 3 L @ United States USA
May 4, 2019
0 - 10 L @ CanadaCAN
May 3, 2019
10 - 0 W vs. KoreaKOR
May 3, 2019
6 - 3 W vs. ItalyITA
May 1, 2019
4 - 0 W vs. KoreaKOR
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.