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IPH Cup Recap: Canada 4, Czechia 1

Cozzolino had two goals, and McGregor and Smith each scored to lead Canada into the gold medal game

September 28, 2022


OSTRAVA, Czechia  Canada’s National Para Hockey Team secured its spot in the gold medal game of the 2022 International Para Hockey Cup, defeating Czechia 4-1 at RT Torax Arena on Wednesday.

  • Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) led the way offensively, scoring once and adding two assists.
  • Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) scored twice, his third and fourth goals of the tournament.
  • Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) had a goal and an assist.
  • James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) and Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) finished with two assists each.
  • Anton Jacobs-Webb (Gatineau, Que.) had an assist.
  • Zach Lavin (Essex, Ont.) led all skaters with 22:23 of ice time.
  • Jean-François Huneault (Saint-Eustache, Que.) made six saves.
  • Canada outshot Czechia 21-7.

Next Game:

Canada vs. United States (gold medal game) – Friday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT

The game can be livestreamed HERE without a subscription.


“When we talked before the game, it was nothing about Czechia, it was all about us and what we needed to do. We wanted to play hard, be physical and force them to play our game. I think we did a good job of getting back to our game and it worked out well tonight.”

- Smith on message in the room prior to the game.

“This is an excited room. We have a lot of guys playing in their first tournament, so for them to play for gold is a great experience and a real honour. For us now, we have to remain focused and not stray away from our game.”

- Dunn on the gold medal game vs the United States.

“You have to almost play a perfect game vs. the Americans. You can’t make too many turnovers at either blueline, we can’t be handing them free offensive looks and power plays all night and if we get an opportunity, we have to make it count.”

- Head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, Ont.) on the gold medal game matchup

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