2018-19 National Para Hockey Team

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2018-19 NPT Series vs. USA
Game #1
Final
March 22, 2019 3:30 pm EST
Extreme Ice Center
Indian Trail, N.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
0
1
3
1
2
1
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
5
4
15
4
3
3
10

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 4
6
2 / 3
8

Game Story

CANADA EDGES U.S. IN PARA OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. – Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) and Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) had a goal and an assist apiece, Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) scored the winner and Canada’s National Para Hockey Team held off a late push to earn a 4-3 win over the United States on Friday in the opener of a two-game series.

Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) had the other goal for the Canadians, who ended a three-game losing streak against their North American rivals.

Canada got its offence going early when Smith redirected in a feed from Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) less than six minutes in, but the U.S. struck on both halves of a two-man advantage late in the first period.

Jack Wallace was first, hammering a one-timer past goaltender Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que) at 10:48, and Brody Roybal gathered in a long pass from Declan Farmer before beating Larocque on a breakaway at 12:13 to put the Americans up 2-1 after one.

The Canadian power play went to work in the second period; McGregor found his own rebound and beat U.S. netminder Jen Lee with a quick shot to tie the game, and Cozzolino worked his way to the slot before snapping home the 3-2 goal less than three minutes after that.

Hickey added what proved to be the game-winning goal with a shorthanded effort five minutes into in the third period, fighting down the left wing and wiring a shot upstairs on Lee to make it 4-2.

Rico Roman knocked down an errant pass at the Canadian blue-line and set up Luke McDermott to get the Americans back within one with 5:55 to go, but they would get no closer.

Larocque finished with 12 saves in the win; the U.S. outshot Canada 15-10 overall.

The two teams are right back at it Saturday in the series finale, with puck drop set for 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Corbyn Smith

Assists: Greg Westlake
05:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Sorley
Teeing (2:00)
10:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Teeing (2:00)
10:24
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Jack Wallace

Assists: Brody Roybal, Declan Farmer
10:48
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Brody Roybal

Assists: Declan Farmer
12:13
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Wallace
Charging (2:00)
05:11
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Dominic Cozzolino, Rob Armstrong
05:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Wallace
Teeing (2:00)
08:09
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Tyler McGregor
08:29
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Holding (2:00)
04:55
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Greg Westlake
05:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Rob Armstrong
Teeing (2:00)
05:36
GOAL
Goal: Luke Mcdermott

Assists: Rico Roman
09:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Brody Roybal
Holding (2:00)
11:52

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jen Lee USA 44 10 6 4 0.600
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 15 12 3 0.800

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 1 W vs. CanadaCAN
Mar 23, 2019
1 - 4 L @ United StatesUSA
Mar 23, 2019
3 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Mar 22, 2019
4 - 3 W vs. United StatesUSA
Mar 22, 2019
Videos
Photos
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
2017 U17: USA 6 – CAN-R 4 (Gold Medal)
Hughes had four points to lead the U.S. to its fifth U17 gold medal.
2017 U17: CAN-B 4 – SWE 2 (7th Place)
Sasha Mutala had a goal and two assists, Roman Basran stopped 30 of 32 and Black took seventh place.
2017 U17: RUS 5 – FIN 4 (5th Place)
Ilya Safonov and Egor Afansyev had a goal and an assist each, and the Russians earned fifth place.
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