2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup

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2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup
Game #1
Preliminary
Final
December 1, 2019 12:00 pm NST
Paradise Double Ice Complex
Paradise, N.L.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
2
0
2
4
5
7
7
19

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 3
6
0 / 3
6

Game Story

UNITED STATES BLANKS RUSSIA TO OPEN PARA CUP

QUINTON AMUNDSON

PARADISE, N.L. – Declan Farmer scored two goals and Brody Roybal registered a goal and an assist to drive the United States to a 3-0 victory over Russia to open the 2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup on Sunday afternoon.

Steve Cash was only called upon to make four stops to earn the shutout win as the U.S. gave very little breathing room in the attacking zone for the Russians. After picking up two shots in the first period, Russia did not manage an attempt on goal until the midway point of the third period.

Evgenii Plotnikov delivered a solid performance between the pipes for Russia in defeat, making 16 saves on 19 shots.

Despite the opening frame ending in a scoreless draw, Russia and the United States fashioned a high-event first period as the speed and anticipation abilities of both sides generated a slew of dangerous scoring chances at both sides of the ice as well as some thundering checks along the boards.

Period two was the deciding stanza as the United States secured two of its three tallies on the back of a dominant 7-0 edge on the shot clock.

Roybal drew first blood at 2:16 with a top-shelf shot on a breakaway, and Farmer found the back of the net for a shorthanded goal with 2.9 seconds on the clock by tipping in a pass from Roybal on an odd-man break.

The U.S. continued to carry the play in the third period as it outshot Russia 7-2. Farmer lit the lamp for a second time with just 46 seconds remaining in the game with a lightning-quick snipe that sailed low past Plotnikov for a 3-0 lead.

This victory extends the United States' winning streak in tournament-opening games at this competition - known as the World Sledge Hockey Challenge until 2017 - to nine. The last time the Americans endured a defeat in their first game was a 3-1 setback against Canada at London, Ont., back in April 2011.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Evgenii Petrov
Teeing (2:00)
05:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Wallace
Charging (2:00)
10:54
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Brody Roybal

Assists: Ralph de Quebec
02:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Ivan Kuznetsov
Teeing (2:00)
10:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Ralph de Quebec
Tripping (2:00)
14:00
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Brody Roybal
14:57
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Wallace
Elbowing (2:00)
01:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Evgenii Petrov
Holding (2:00)
04:00
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Noah Grove
14:14

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Evgenii Plotnikov RUS 45 19 16 3 0.842
Steve Cash USA 45 4 4 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 3 - SV - 16 - SAV% - 0.842
GA 0 - SV - 4 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

5 - 0 W v Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 7, 2019
2 - 1 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 7, 2019
1 - 3 L v CanadaCAN
Dec 5, 2019
8 - 0 W v Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 5, 2019
10 - 0 W v Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 4, 2019
4 - 1 W @ CanadaCAN
Dec 4, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 CTPHC: RUS 5 – CZE 0 (Bronze)
Terentev secured the bronze medallion with two goals for Russia.
2019 CTPHC: USA 2 – CAN 1 (Gold)
Farmer and Hargis scored goals to lift the U.S. to the gold medal.
2019 CTPHC: USA 8 – CZE 0 (Semifinal)
Four different players drove the U.S. to a win with three-point games.
2019 CTPHC: CAN 3 – RUS (Semifinal)
Cozzolino vaulted Canada to the final with a goal and a helper.