2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup

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2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup
Game #3
Preliminary
Final
December 2, 2019 12:00 pm NST
Paradise Double Ice Complex
Paradise, N.L.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
6
1
8
0
0
0
0

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
13
14
10
37
2
0
3
5

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 4
4
0 / 2
8

Game Story

UNITED STATES OFFENCE SHINES AGAINST CZECH REPUBLIC

QUINTON AMUNDSON

PARADISE, N.L. –  Josh Pauls finished with two goals and two assists and Jack Wallace notched a hat trick to power the United States to an 8-0 victory over the Czech Republic on Monday afternoon at the 2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup.

Brody Roybal chipped in one goal and one assist, David Eustace and Kevin McKee lit the lamp and Declan Farmer recorded two helpers for the U.S., which improved its record to 2-0-0-0 heading into its final preliminary-round match-up, a much-anticipated showdown against Canada on Wednesday night (7 p.m. NT).

Jen Lee was only called upon to make five saves for the shutout, which has yet to allow a goal in the tournanent.

While the United States did eventually erupt in the match, the first 12 minutes saw the American attackers get stymied by the acrobatic goaltending of Czech goaltender Michal Vapenka. The U.S. produced dangerous chances at a fast and furious clip, but Vapenka had the answer for the first 11 shots that came his way.

But the U.S. offence broke through with 2:44 left in the first as captain Pauls whistled a powerful drive from the deep slot into the top part of the Czech cage for a 1-0 lead.

The United States outshot the Czech Republic 13-2 in the first 15 minutes.

Wallace signaled that period two would belong to the American offence, beating Vapenka with a silky backhand deke just over a minute into the frame.

A victorious result would be confirmed just a few minutes later as the U.S. scored four goals in a 96-second span: Pauls started the blitz with a power-play goal at 3:48, Roybal struck 10 seconds later, Eustace extended the lead to 5-0 just 13 seconds after Roybal’s tally and Wallace capped the scoring spree at 5:24.

Wallace completed his hat trick with just four minutes to play in the second period, beating Vapenka on a clear-cut breakaway.

The United States outscored their Czech opponents 6-0 and outshot them 15-0 in the second period.

Martin Kudela replaced Vapenka in goal for the third period and he fared solidly by stopping five of six shots. McKee’s goal at the 8:11 mark was the only scoring of the final period.

The final shot count favoured the United States, 36-5.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Josh Pauls

12:16
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jack Wallace

Assists: Ralph de Quebec
01:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Michal Geier
Holding (2:00)
03:39
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Josh Pauls

Assists: Declan Farmer
03:48
GOAL
Goal: Brody Roybal

Assists: Joseph Woodke, Josh Pauls
03:58
GOAL
Goal: David Eustace

Assists: Rico Roman, Josh Pauls
04:11
GOAL
Goal: Jack Wallace

Assists: Brody Roybal, Chris Douglas
05:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Miroslav Novotny
Roughing (2:00)
08:00
GOAL
Goal: Jack Wallace

Assists: Declan Farmer
11:05
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Martin Kudela

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Joseph Woodke
Slashing (2:00)
05:10
GOAL
Goal: Kevin McKee

Assists: Luke McDermott
08:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Wallace
Charging (2:00)
08:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Tomas Kvoch
Interference (2:00)
09:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Kubes
Teeing (2:00)
11:31

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Jen Lee USA 45 5 5 0 1.000
Michal Vapenka CZE 30 27 20 7 0.741
Martin Kudela CZE 15 10 9 1 0.900

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 5 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 7 - SV - 20 - SAV% - 0.741
Goals 2 - Assists 2 - Points 4
G 2 - A 2 - P 4
Goals 3 - Assists 0 - Points 3
G 3 - A 0 - P 3

Previous Games

2 - 1 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 7, 2019
0 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 7, 2019
8 - 0 W v Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 5, 2019
0 - 8 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 5, 2019
4 - 1 W @ CanadaCAN
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.