2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup

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2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup
Game #2
Preliminary
Final
December 1, 2019 5:00 pm NST
Paradise Double Ice Complex
Paradise, N.L.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
5
6
0
0
0
0

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
12
6
16
34
2
3
0
5

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 2
4
0 / 2
4

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS CZECH REPUBLIC IN PARA CUP OPENER

QUINTON AMUNDSON

PARADISE, N.L. – Powered by two goals from hometown favourite Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) and a one-goal, two-assist performance from team captain Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.), Canada’s National Para Hockey Team rolled to a 6-0 win over the Czech Republic on Sunday at the 2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup.

Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.), Alexis Auclair (Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.) and James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) also scored for Canada, which got a three-assist outing from Zach Lavin (Okotoks, Alta.).

Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) and Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) split the game between the pipes for Canada. Larocque made two saves in 23 minutes of work and Watson turned aside three Czech attempts in the remaining half of the affair.

Period one of the game was a showcase for Czech Republic masked man Michal Vapenka, who finished the game with 28 saves. The Canadian skaters unleashed a gale force of offensive pressure in the initial frame, including over five point-blank attempts, but Vapenka refused to blink.

Canada outshot the Czech Republic 12-2 in the opening period.

Veteran forward Westlake ultimately solved Vapenka at 7:07 of the second period for the eventual winner, rifling the puck into a gaping cage after receiving a back-door pass from Lavin for a power-play goal.

Canada outshot the Czech Republic 6-3 in the middle stanza.

Period three was all Canada as it outscored Czech Republic 5-0 and outshot it 16-0.

Hickey sent the Newfoundland and Labrador faithful into a frenzy just 26 seconds into the period by burying McGregor’s centring pass, and did it again just 32 seconds later with a powerful snipe that sailed over top of an outstretched Vapenka.

Auclair put the game out of reach at the 1:56 mark of the frame, beating Vapenka with a shot past his right arm.

Dunn and McGregor proceeded to round out the scoring with goals at 4:53 and 10:57, respectively.

Canada will attempt to up its win total to two when it takes on Russia on Monday night (7 p.m. NT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Hickey
Teeing (2:00)
09:33
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: David Palat
Teeing (2:00)
03:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Jiri Raul
Delay of Game (2:00)
07:00
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Corbin Watson

07:00
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Greg Westlake

Assists: Zach Lavin, Tyler McGregor
07:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Greg Westlake
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
07:17
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Tyler McGregor
00:26
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Billy Bridges, Zach Lavin
00:58
GOAL
Goal: Alexis Auclair

Assists: Dominic Cozzolino, Zach Lavin
01:56
GOAL
Goal: James Dunn

Assists: Cody Dolan, Corbyn Smith
04:53
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor

Assists: Billy Bridges
10:57

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Dominic Larocque CAN 22 2 2 0 1.000
Corbin Watson CAN 23 3 3 0 1.000
Michal Vapenka CZE 45 34 28 6 0.824

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 2 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 6 - SV - 28 - SAV% - 0.824
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 7, 2019
0 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 7, 2019
3 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Dec 5, 2019
0 - 8 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 5, 2019
1 - 4 L v United StatesUSA
Dec 4, 2019
0 - 10 L @ RussiaRUS
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.