2017-18 National Para Hockey Team

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2018 Défi sportif AlterGo
Game #2
2018 Tourn
Final
April 28, 2018 7:00 pm EDT
Aréna Howie-Morenz
Montreal, Que.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
5
6
1
12
4
3
12
19

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 2
6
0 / 2
6

Game Story

LAVIN LEADS CANADA TO WIN TO EVEN PARA SERIES

JASON LA ROSE

MONTREAL, Que. – Zach Lavin (Airdrie, Alta.) scored a goal and set up another, helping Canada’s National Para Hockey Development Team square its three-game series with the United States at a game apiece with a 2-1 victory Saturday night at the Défi sportif AlterGo.

While Lavin did his damage in the first two periods, Canadian goaltender Tyson Rietveld (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.) was the story in the third, making 11 of his 18 saves over the final 15 minutes when Canada was outshot 12-1.

Coming off a 2-1 loss in the series opener Friday, Lavin gave the Canadians their first lead of the series late in the first period, finishing off a set-up from Antoine Lehoux (Thetford Mines, Que.).

He was the playmaker in the second, earning the primary assist on the 2-0 goal from Jacob LeBlanc (Moncton, N.B.) with 4:31 left in the middle frame.

Erik Knotts pulled the Americans back within one just 1:24 into the third period, but Rietveld was unbeatable from there, getting the Canadians even in the series.

The North Americans rivals will finish the series Sunday afternoon (11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT).

The Défi sportif AlterGo is an international event that brings together elite and up-coming athletes with all types of disabilities. Each year, more than 5,000 athletes from 20 countries compete during seven days in Montreal and on the South-Shore.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kyle Zych
Teeing (2:00)
04:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Stefano Tamburello
Teeing (2:00)
11:56
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Aaron Loy)
Too Many Players (2:00)
12:57
GOAL
Goal: Zach Lavin

Assists: Antoine Lehoux
13:55
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Jordan Banman)
Too Many Players (2:00)
04:42
GOAL
Goal: Jacob Leblanc

Assists: Zach Lavin, Anton Jacobs-Webb
10:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Corbyn Smith
Roughing (2:00)
13:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Musselman
Roughing (2:00)
13:05
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Erik Knotts

Assists: David Eustace
01:24

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Tyson Rietveld CAN 45 19 18 1 0.947
Kyle Huckaby USA 45 12 10 2 0.833

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

0 - 4 L @ United StatesUSA
Apr 29, 2018
4 - 0 W v CanadaCAN
Apr 29, 2018
2 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Apr 28, 2018
1 - 2 L v CanadaCAN
Apr 28, 2018
1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Apr 27, 2018
2 - 1 W v CanadaCAN
Apr 27, 2018
Videos
Photos
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – CAN-E 0 (Gold Medal)
Primeau made 14 saves, backstopping the Americans to a gold medal.
2016 WJAC - WJAC: CAN-W 5 – SUI 3 (5th Place)
Kawaguchi had a goal and three assists to help West to fifth place.
2016 WJAC - RUS 6 – CZE 3 (Bronze Medal)
Svechnikov scored a hat trick to lead Russia to its fourth bronze.
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
The U.S. scored three PP goals to advance to the gold medal game.
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