– Six different players from
Canada’s National Para Hockey Team
had multi-point games as Canada opened the 2022 Para Hockey Cup with an 8-0
win over Italy on Sunday night.
James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.)
recorded a hat-trick for Canada and added an assist.
Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.)
Jacob Leblanc (Moncton, N.B.)
scored his first international goal and added an assist.
Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.)
scored once and added an assist.
Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.), Auren Halbert (Calgary,
and Anton Jacobs-Webb (Halifax, N.S.) picked up two
Zach Lavin (Essex, Ont.)
rounded out the scoring for Canada.
Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.), Vincent Boily (Alma, Que.),
and Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) all recorded
Jean-François Huneault (Saint-Eustache, Que.)
and Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) combined to
make eight saves for the shut out.
- Canada’s 48 shots on goal set a new Para Hockey Cup record for most shots
in a game by one team.
- Canada outshot Italy 48-8
United States 10 – Czechia 0
had a hat-trick and two assists.
scored twice and added two assists.
- USA outshot Czechia 34 - 9
Next games – Monday, November 28:
- United States vs. Italy – 11:30 a.m. AT
- Canada vs. Czechia - 7 p.m. AT
“One of the things I love about this group of veterans is that they have
never forgotten how important that first international goal is, and it
shows that they are really pulling for the young guys to get on the board.
I’m glad this team can celebrate those successes and I think that’s what
makes this such a tight group.”
- Head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, Ont.) on the
celebration of Leblanc’s first NPT goal.
“I was so excited to be back playing on home ice. It’s been a long time
since we’ve been in Canada. To play in front of our fans and hear them
cheering us on gave everyone in that room a boost today. It was a great win
by the group.”
- Dunn on the tournament-opening win.
“I thought we put together a solid effort tonight. It’s a special feeling
being on home ice, and I think the guys fed off it. Credit to their goalie,
he made a lot of saves in the first period, but we stuck with it and knew
that he can’t stop them all. We didn’t stray from our game, and they
started to go in.”
- Smith on Canada firing 20 shots on Italy’s net in the
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