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Canada takes home silver at 2022 International Para Hockey Cup

Canada’s National Para Hockey Team will take home silver medals after falling 4-0 to the United States in the gold medal game of the IPH Cup on Friday in Ostrava, CZE.

September 30, 2022


OSTRAVA, Czechia – Canada’s National Para Hockey Team earned a silver medal at the 2022 International Para Hockey Cup, falling 4-0 to the United States in the gold medal game in Ostrava, Cze., on Friday night.

Griffin LeMarre earned the shutout en route to the United States’ gold medal at the tournament. The win caps off a perfect 5-0 record for the Americans at the event.

“The effort today was tremendous,” said head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, Ont.) “We did a great job of focusing on what we could control, and for the most part everyone played their best game of the tournament. We came with some confidence and we put ourselves in a position to have a good outcome, unfortunately the score just didn’t reflect that.”

Canada finished with a 3-2 record, with the only two losses coming at the hands of their American rivals.

Jean-François Huneault (Saint-Eustache, Que.) turned aside 20 shots for Canada, while Zach Lavin (Essex, Ont.) led all Canadian skaters with 22:22 of ice time.

“I’m proud of the way we stayed present and stay focused on the task at hand, and to me that was the biggest area of growth over the course of the last month,” Herrington said. “We have a lot of new players, and this was a valuable experience, playing games in a terrific atmosphere. There are a lot of positives here, especially considering the limited time we’ve had together as a group.”

Team IPH (Germany, Norway and Slovakia) captured the bronze medal with a 3-2 win over Czechia earlier in the day.

Canada’s National Para Hockey Team now turns their attention to the 2022 Para Hockey Cup , Nov 27–Dec 3, in Bridgewater, N.S. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $57.50 for all 10 games. Click here to purchase your package.

For more information on Hockey Canada and the 2022 International Para Hockey Cup, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

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Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

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Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

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