2018 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup

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2018 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup
Game #5
Preliminary
Final
December 6, 2018 7:00 pm EST
Western Fair Sports Centre
London, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
6
4
16
4
1
1
6

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
8
0 / 4
8

Game Story

U.S. STAYS PERFECT AT PARA CUP WITH WIN OVER CANADA

JESSICA GOWANS

LONDON, Ont. – Two goals from Declan Farmer helped the United States to a 4-1 win over Canada on Thursday in the second and final preliminary-round game between the long-time rivals at the 2018 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup.

It didn’t take the Americans long to open the scoring, getting on the board 2:22 into the opening frame. Noah Grove broke into the Canadian zone on a breakaway before passing it over to Farmer in the slot, who whipped it in for the 1-0 goal.

Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) answered back for Canada midway through the opening frame. With a scramble in front, Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I) poked a shot towards the net. Steve Cash sprawled to make the save, but Cozzolino was able to pounce on the puck and put it in just past the outstretched American netminder.

It looked like the two teams would finish the period even, but with the U.S. killing a penalty Farmer forced a turnover in the Canadian end and flipped in the eventual game-winning goal.

The lone goal in the second period came off the stick of Kevin McKee. After his initial shot was stopped by Canadian goaltender Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.), McKee got a stick on the rebound to put the Americans up by two.

The U.S. finished the scoring with 33 seconds left in the game; Josh Pauls stole the puck off a Canadian and deked through the defence before wiring it into the back of the net.

With the win, the United States clinched top spot in the preliminary round, while Canada will finish second. The two teams will meet again Saturday in the gold medal game (4 p.m. ET), but the U.S. will first look to finish a perfect prelims when it takes on Korea on Friday (12 p.m. ET).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Noah Grove
02:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Sorley
Interference (2:00)
04:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Rico Roman
Interference (2:00)
07:06
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Billy Bridges
10:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Luke McDermott
Interference (2:00)
14:04
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Declan Farmer

14:57
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Rob Armstrong
Interference (2:00)
01:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Noah Grove
Holding (2:00)
03:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Zach Lavin
Roughing (2:00)
07:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Cody Dolan
Bench Minor (2:00)
09:12
GOAL
Goal: Kevin McKee

Assists: Brody Roybal, Josh Pauls
13:36
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Travis Dodson
Interference (2:00)
12:14
GOAL
Goal: Josh Pauls

14:27

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Steve Cash USA 45 6 5 1 0.833
Dominic Larocque CAN 45 16 12 4 0.750

Game Leaders

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

5 - 4 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 8, 2018
4 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 8, 2018
8 - 0 W @ KoreaKOR
Dec 7, 2018
1 - 4 L v United StatesUSA
Dec 6, 2018
4 - 1 W @ CanadaCAN
Dec 6, 2018
4 - 0 W @ KoreaKOR
Dec 5, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018-19 NJT - USP 5 - CAN 3 (Game 2)
Seven players recorded points, but the NJT campers fell to U SPORTS.
2018-19 NJT - CAN 3 – USP 2 SO (Game 1)
Studnicka had 2G in regulation and Bowers added the shootout winner.
2018 CTPC: CAN 7 – KOR 0 (Preliminary)
McGregor had four points (3G, 1A) to help lead Canada to shutout win.
2018 4NC: USA 5 – CAN 2 (Gold Medal)
Fortino and Bourbonnais scored, but Canada finished with silver.