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MOOSE JAW, Saskatchewan – Twelve different players registered at least a point as Canada’s National Para Hockey Team beat Korea 15-1 on Monday at the 2023 Para World Hockey Championship in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
- Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) opened the scoring 1:23 in the first period to mark his 200th international point with Team Canada. He becomes the fifth player to reach the milestone joining Brad Bowden, Billy Bridges, Adam Dixon and Greg Westlake. McGregor finished the game with a pair of goals and three assists.
- Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) recorded his 100th international point with Team Canada; he finished with four goals and four assists.
- James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) and Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) registered five points each; Dunn with three goals, two assists while Dixon added two goals and three helpers.
- Zach Lavin (Essex, Ont.) and Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) had a goal and three assists each.
- Vincent Boily (Alma, Que.) scored his first international goal with Canada’s National Para Hockey Team.
- Auren Halbert (Calgary, Alta.) rounded out the scoring.
- Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.), Anton Jacobs-Webb (Gatineau, Que.) and Jacob LeBlanc (Moncton, N.B.) chipped in with two assists each.
- Raphaëlle Tousignant (Terrebonne, Que.) made history as the first woman to play for Canada’s National Para Hockey Team at a major international event.
- Jean-François Huneault (Saint-Eustache, Que.) made five saves.
- Canada outshot Korea 42-6.
Canada vs. Czechia – Tuesday, May 30 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
All games from the 2023 Para World Hockey Championships are available via livestream at HockeyCanada.ca.
“Reaching 200 points means I’ve been playing with a lot of really good teammates and playing for a really long time. Reflecting on the past ten years as a young 18-year old kid when I made this team to now being a 29-year old mature adult; there are great people that come into this program, everyone has an impact on you and it’s so special to get to represent Canada and experience that. Being an adult, chasing a puck around is something I fell in love with at three years old and moments like this help you reflect on how fortunate we all are to be part of this. The players I join are the ones I learned from, they were mentors to me and pioneers of this sport and all of them catapulted our sport to a new level.”
- McGregor on his 200-point career milestone.
“I think we had the advantage of coming in rested, the Korea-Czechia game yesterday was pretty tightly played and physical and unfortunately, they also lost a player to injury. Our guys were rested and ready to go with fans and family, plus [having] the Snowbirds here really energized our team. Getting one early really settled the nerves and allowed our guys to focus on playing.”
- Head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, Ont.) on getting off to a good start
“Thinking about where I started is special to reflect on and there are so many people along the way I couldn’t do it without, including my teammates, and tonight was another example of that.”
“Anytime you can get off to a start like we did in Game 1, you are feeling pretty good. Moose Jaw has been treating us well and the fans were great tonight, so we’re looking forward to tomorrow. Czechia is a big team, they like to move the puck. We have faced them a few times this year and they always put up a good game against us and hopefully we get off to a good start again.”
- Cozzolino on reaching 100 points and assessing the team’s performance
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