2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup

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2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup
Game #7
Semifinal
Final
December 5, 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
6
1
1
8

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
2
2
2
6
18
12
6
36

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 1
4
1 / 2
4

Game Story

U.S. ADVANCES TO PARA CUP GOLD MEDAL GAME

QUINTON AMUNDSON

PARADISE, N.L. – Four different players registered three-point performances to power the United States to an 8-0 victory over the Czech Republic in the semifinals of the 2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup on Thursday afternoon.

The United States, which scored six of its goals in the first period, has an opportunity to capture its sixth-straight gold medal at this competition. The U.S. will duel either Canada or Russia in the final on Saturday night (6 p.m. NT).

Kevin McKee recorded two goals and an assist and Noah Grove, Brody Roybal and Jack Wallace produced a marker and two helpers apiece for the U.S., which also received a two-point performance from Declan Farmer and a goal from Rico Roman.

Jen Lee only needed to make five saves to net his second shutout of the tournament, both against the Czech Republic.

Martin Kudela, despite allowing eight goals on 33 shots, shone in defeat; at least 20 of the attempts directed his way were of ten-bell quality. He left the game due to injury with 8:46 remaining in the third period, and Michal Vapenka stopped all three shots he faced the rest of the way.

Grove initiated the offensive fireworks for the red, white and blue just 4:51 in, smacking the puck into a wide-open cage after Kudela lost sight of the puck.

The lead was doubled just 58 seconds later by Hargis, who buried a behind-the-net centring pass from Roybal.

Wallace then took over the period. He recorded primary helpers on Farmer’s power-play goal at 8:39 and McKee’s five-on-five marker with just over five minutes remaining to increase the American lead to 4-0, and scored the fifth goal himself with a picture-perfect snipe from the left face-off circle that connected with the top corner on the far side.

Roman capped the scoring frenzy with 27 seconds remaining in a first period that saw the United States outshoot the Czech Republic 18-2.

Thanks to the goaltending of Kudela, the U.S. only increased its goal tally in the second period. The 22-year-old made a multitude of sensational stops, including a breakaway blocker denial on a hard-charging Roybal.

However, Roybal got his revenge with 45 seconds remaining in the period, beating Kudela with a forehand deke in tight.

Shots favoured the Americans 12-2 in period two.

McKee scored the lone goal of period three at the 1:40 mark to increase the U.S. lead to 8-0.

Shots were 6-2 in favour of the U.S. in the third.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Noah Grove

04:51
GOAL
Goal: Josh Hargis

Assists: Brody Roybal, Ralph de Quebec
05:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Zdenek Frolik
Teeing (2:00)
08:08
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Jack Wallace, Brody Roybal
08:39
GOAL
Goal: Kevin McKee

Assists: Jack Wallace
10:56
GOAL
Goal: Jack Wallace

Assists: Noah Grove, Kevin McKee
11:48
GOAL
Goal: Rico Roman

14:33
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Chris Douglas
Holding (2:00)
04:17
GOAL
Goal: Brody Roybal

Assists: Jen Lee
14:15
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kevin McKee

Assists: Declan Farmer, Noah Grove
01:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Michal Geier
Boarding (2:00)
03:38
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Michal Vapenka

06:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Declan Farmer
Body-Checking (2:00)
08:10

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Martin Kudela CZE 36 32 24 8 0.750
Michal Vapenka CZE 8 4 4 0 1.000
Jen Lee USA 45 6 6 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 8 - SV - 24 - SAV% - 0.750
GA 0 - SV - 6 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3

Previous Games

0 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 7, 2019
2 - 1 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 7, 2019
0 - 8 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 5, 2019
8 - 0 W v Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 5, 2019
0 - 10 L @ RussiaRUS
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.