2018-19 National Para Hockey Team

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2019 Défi sportif AlterGo
Game #2
2019 Tourn
Final
May 4, 2019 7:00 pm EDT
Aréna Howie-Morenz
Montreal, Que.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
4
0
8
8
4
10
22

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
4
2 / 2
6

Game Story

CANADA FALLS TO U.S. IN GAME TWO OF SERIES

QUINTON AMUNDSON

MONTREAL, Que. – Canada’s National Para Development Team dueled to a draw through two periods of action on Saturday night, but the United States scored three unanswered goals in the final frame to win 5-2 in Game 2 of the series between the two nations at the Défi sportif AlterGo.

Curtis Duguay (Barrie, Ont.) and Auren Halbert (Calgary, Alta.) found the back of the net for Canada.

Jean-François Huneault (Saint-Eustache, Que.) denied 17 of 22 shots for Canada, Taggart VaenderMolen stopped six of eight shots for the win in the U.S. goal.

The first period saw both teams feast on turnovers to create extended forechecking pressure and goals.

The ice-breaking tally belonged to Duguay for the second game in a row. After narrowly missing the goal on a 2-on-1 break with Christina Picton (Fonthill. Ont.), Duguay broke up an American clearance attempt and proceeded to charge to the crease to tap the puck around VaenderMolen just before the nine-minute mark.

Dan Malloy responded for the U.S. with 1:28 remaining in the first period by beating Huneault one-on-one after stealing a puck at the Canadian blue-line.

Just under four minutes into the second period, Joseph Woodke gave the U.S. its first lead by sneaking a low shot from the left face-off circle past Huneault in the dying seconds of an American power play.

Canada responded with a shorthanded equalizer with a minute to play in the second period as Halbert’s potent forehand drive from the high slot connected with the dead centre of the U.S. cage.

The U.S. atoned for the shorthanded goal with David Eustace’s power-play marker just 16 seconds into the third period to restore its lead.

The momentum continued with two more U.S. goals while not allowing Canada a single shot. Harrison Burgess scored shorthanded with 3:04 remaining on the clock, and Chandler Couture added the 5-2 goal 38 seconds later.

Canada will attempt to close out the series with a win on Sunday morning (11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Curtis Duguay

Assists: Braden Close
08:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Robert Easley
Holding (2:00)
09:43
GOAL
Goal: Dan Malloy

Assists: Christian Storms, Ben Musselman
13:32
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Cody Dolan
Hooking (2:00)
01:45
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Joseph Woodke

Assists: Christian Storms
03:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Branden Sison
Interference (2:00)
13:34
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Auren Halbert

Assists: Anton Jacobs-Webb
14:00
3rd Period
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: David Eustace

Assists: Joseph Woodke
00:16
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Harrison Burgess

11:56
GOAL
Goal: Chandler Couture

12:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Musselman
Interference (2:00)
15:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Musselman
Body-Checking (2:00)
15:00

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Jean-François Huneault CAN 45 22 17 5 0.773
Taggart VanederMolen USA 45 8 6 2 0.750

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

1 - 4 L @ United StatesUSA
May 5, 2019
4 - 1 W v CanadaCAN
May 5, 2019
2 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
May 4, 2019
5 - 2 W v CanadaCAN
May 4, 2019
2 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
May 3, 2019
3 - 2 W v CanadaCAN
May 3, 2019
Videos
Photos
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – CAN-E 0 (Gold Medal)
Primeau made 14 saves, backstopping the Americans to a gold medal.
2016 WJAC - WJAC: CAN-W 5 – SUI 3 (5th Place)
Kawaguchi had a goal and three assists to help West to fifth place.
2016 WJAC - RUS 6 – CZE 3 (Bronze Medal)
Svechnikov scored a hat trick to lead Russia to its fourth bronze.
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
The U.S. scored three PP goals to advance to the gold medal game.
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