2017-18 National Para Hockey Team

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2018 National Sledge Team Training Camp
Game #2
Exhibition
Final
February 10, 2018 3:30 pm EST
Vale Centre - Rink 1
Port Colborne, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
2
7
16
1
3
4
8

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
10
0 / 3
8

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS U.S. TO EARN PARA SERIES SPLIT

JASON LA ROSE

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. - Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored just 34 seconds in and Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) made it stand up with an eight-save shutout, helping Canada get a split of its two-game series with the United States thanks to a 3-0 win Saturday.

The Americans had edged Canada 2-1 in the series opener Thursday in Buffalo.

Steve Arsenault (Spruce Grove, Alta.) and Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) had the other goals for the Canadians, while Liam Hickey (St. John's, N.L.) and Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) added two assists apiece.

McGregor got the party started on the first shift of the game, going high to the blocker side to beat U.S. goaltender Steve Cash for a 1-0 Canadian lead.

Arsenault doubled the advantage in the final minute of the opening frame, taking a feed from Hickey and beating Cash from the top of the circle for his first goal since Dec. 5, 2016.

Canada owned the puck in the first 15 minutes, outshooting the U.S. 7-1.

Delaney capped the scoring just part the midway mark of the second period, finishing a set-up from Armstrong and Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) for the 3-0 goal.

That was more than enough offence for Watson, who helped Canada blank the Americans for the first time in almost five years; the last time the Canadians held the U.S. without a goal was a 1-0 win in the gold medal game of the 2013 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship.

Next up for Canada is the announcement of its Paralympic roster on Sunday in Toronto. It opens the Paralympic tournament against Sweden on March 10 (5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Greg Westlake, Liam Hickey
00:34
GOAL
Goal: Steve Arsenault

Assists: Liam Hickey, Rob Armstrong
14:24
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Carron
Delay of Game (2:00)
03:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Rob Armstrong
Interference (2:00)
06:19
GOAL
Goal: Ben Delaney

Assists: Rob Armstrong, Billy Bridges
09:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Roughing (2:00)
13:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Declan Farmer
Holding (2:00)
13:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikko Landeros
Roughing (2:00)
13:45
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominic Cozzolino
Holding (2:00)
00:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Teeing (2:00)
03:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominic Cozzolino
Roughing (2:00)
06:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Pauls
Roughing (2:00)
06:15

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Corbin Watson CAN 45 8 8 0 1.000
Steve Cash USA 45 16 13 3 0.813

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 8 - SV% - 1.000
GA 3 - SVS - 13 - SV% - 0.813
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

3 - 0 W @ United StatesUSA
Feb 10, 2018
0 - 3 L vs. CanadaCAN
Feb 10, 2018
1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Feb 8, 2018
2 - 1 W vs. CanadaCAN
Feb 8, 2018
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.
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