2018 Paralympic Winter Games

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2018 Paralympic Winter Games
Game #3
Preliminary
Final
March 10, 2018 5:00 am EST
Gangneung Hockey Centre
Gangneung, KOR

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
7
5
5
17

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
1
2
15
12
18
45

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
6
2 / 3
2

Game Story

MCGREGOR SCORES FOUR, CANADA BLANKS SWEDEN IN PARALYMPIC OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored four goals and added two assists, pacing Canada's Paralympic Hockey Team to a convincing 17-0 win over Sweden in its opener Saturday at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

The 17 goals are tied for the second-most scored by Canada since Hockey Canada took over the sledge hockey program in 2004. The Canadians also scored 17 against the Swedes at the IPC World Para Hockey Championship in Gangneung last spring. (The record is 18 in a win over Japan in 2010.)

McGregor was just one of a number of Canadians who had big days offensively - Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) had a hat trick of his own along with two assists, Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) had a goal and five helpers, and Liam Hickey (St. John's, N.L.) and Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) finished with two goals and three assists apiece.

Canada scored early and often in the first period, converting the touchdown before the end of the opening frame.

McGregor got it started with a power-play goal just 1:52 in, he and Sholomicki alternated goals to put Canada up 4-0 before the six-minute mark, and McGregor finished his hat trick with a long shot through traffic at 9:20 to make it 5-0.

Dixon danced in off the blue-line and went low with the left hand at 11:13, and Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) found a loose puck in the slot just 18 seconds after that to send Canada to the dressing room up by seven.

Hickey led the way in the second period, scoring a pair of goals just 60 seconds apart that extended the lead to 11-0 after Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) and Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) had netted markers early in the middle stanza.

Armstrong got his first goal late in the second, driving to the net and wiring a short-side shot up and over Swedish netminder Andreas Nejman to get Canada to an even dozen after 30 minutes.

Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) got the 13th goal on an absolute rocket early in the third period before Armstrong scored his second, Sholomicki got his third and McGregor potted his fourth, all in a span of 3:43 to make it 16-0.

Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) finished off a pretty under-the-sled pass from McGregor with 17.7 seconds remaining to provide the final margin of victory for the Canadians.

Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) and Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) stopped one shot each to share the shutout for Canada, which finished with a massive 45-2 advantage in shots on goal.

The Canadians are right back to action Sunday (6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT), taking on Italy.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Peter Ojala
Teeing (2:00)
00:16
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor (power play)

Assists: Liam Hickey, Adam Dixon
01:52
GOAL
Goal: Bryan Sholomicki

Assists: Rob Armstrong, James Dunn
02:22
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Greg Westlake, Liam Hickey
05:22
GOAL
Goal: Bryan Sholomicki

Assists: James Dunn, Adam Dixon
05:39
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Greg Westlake, Adam Dixon
09:20
GOAL
Goal: Adam Dixon

Assists: Ben Delaney, Corbyn Smith
11:13
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Ben Delaney, Adam Dixon
11:31
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Christian Hedberg
Holding (2:00)
02:32
GOAL
Goal: Ben Delaney (power play)

Assists: Rob Armstrong, Dominic Cozzolino
02:43
GOAL
Goal: Corbyn Smith

Assists: Bryan Sholomicki, James Dunn
03:06
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dominic Larocque

07:43
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Andreas Nejman

07:43
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Rob Armstrong, Tyrone Henry
09:37
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Greg Westlake, Tyler McGregor
10:37
GOAL
Goal: Rob Armstrong

Assists: Bryan Sholomicki
11:38
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Billy Bridges

01:55
GOAL
Goal: Rob Armstrong

Assists: Billy Bridges, Dominic Cozzolino
03:05
GOAL
Goal: Bryan Sholomicki

Assists: Corbyn Smith, James Dunn
04:53
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Adam Dixon
06:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Niklas Rakos
Roughing (2:00)
12:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Delaney
Roughing (2:00)
12:37
GOAL
Goal: Greg Westlake

Assists: Tyler McGregor, Liam Hickey
14:42

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Ulf Nilsson SWE 22 21 12 9 0.571
Andreas Nejman SWE 22 24 16 8 0.667
Corbin Watson CAN 22 1 1 0 1.000
Dominic Larocque CAN 22 1 1 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 9 - SV - 12 - SAV% - 0.571
GA 0 - SV - 1 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 4 - Assists 2 - Points 6
G 4 - A 2 - P 6
Goals 1 - Assists 5 - Points 6
G 1 - A 5 - P 6

Previous Games

5 - 1 W @ JapanJPN
Mar 16, 2018
1 - 2 L v United StatesUSA
Mar 17, 2018
3 - 4 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Mar 14, 2018
7 - 0 W v KoreaKOR
Mar 14, 2018
1 - 3 L @ NorwayNOR
Mar 13, 2018
8 - 0 W v NorwayNOR
Mar 12, 2018
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