2018 Paralympic Winter Games

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2018 Paralympic Winter Games
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
March 11, 2018 6:00 am EDT
Gangneung Hockey Centre
Gangneung, KOR

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
3
4
3
10

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
0
2
4
5
7
4
16

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 7
6
1 / 3
24

Game Story

DELANEY HAT TRICK HELPS CANADA PAST ITALY

JASON LA ROSE

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) scored a hat trick, and added an assist for good measure, as Canada's Paralympic Hockey Team stayed perfect at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games with a 10-0 win over Italy on Sunday.

The Canadians have been dominant at both ends of the ice through two games, outscoring Sweden and Italy by a combined 27-0 while allowing just six shots on goal.

Liam Hickey (St. John's, N.L.) and James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) added two goals apiece for Canada, while Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) had a goal and an assist each.

Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) needed to make just four saves to record the shutout in the Canadian goal.

Just as he did in the tournament-opening win over the Swedes on Saturday, Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) got the offence started with an early power-play goal; he knocked in a centering feed from Dixon only 3:59 in.

Dixon doubled the lead at 9:21, taking advantage of a breakdown in the Italian zone and beating goaltender Santino Stillitano on a breakaway, and Delaney showed great patience to tuck the 3-0 goal around Stillitano just over two minutes later.

Hickey potted a pair of quick goals 2:08 apart early in the second period, going to the left hand both times to extend the lead to 5-0, before Delaney finished his hat trick with a two shorthanded markers, both off feeds from Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.), to send Canada to the intermission up by a converted touchdown.

After Cozzolino made it 8-0 at 3:06 of the third period, finding a loose puck in the slot, it was Dunn, the youngest player on the Canadian roster at just 17, who struck twice to cap the scoring.

He forced a turnover deep in the Italian zone before converting a shorthanded opportunity at 6:27, and outmuscled a defender for a second unassisted goal at 11:23.

The first Dunn goal was a historic one for the Team Canada program; it was the 1,000th Canadian goal since Hockey Canada took over the para hockey program prior to the 2004-05 season.

Watson had to be sharp on an early Italian power play, making a pair of saves to keep the Canadians up by a goal, but didn't see another shot until the dying minutes of the third period with the game well in hand.

Canada closes out the preliminary round Monday (2:30 a.m. ET/11:30 p.m. PT) against Norway.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Florian Planker
Holding (2:00)
03:02
GOAL
Goal: Tyler McGregor (power play)

Assists: Adam Dixon, Greg Westlake
03:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Dixon
Roughing (2:00)
05:47
GOAL
Goal: Adam Dixon

Assists: Bryan Sholomicki
09:21
GOAL
Goal: Ben Delaney

Assists: Dominic Cozzolino, Rob Armstrong
11:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Valerio Corvino
Teeing (2:00)
14:22
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

Assists: Billy Bridges, Ben Delaney
02:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Valerio Corvino
Holding (2:00)
03:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Bridges
Charging (2:00)
03:36
GOAL
Goal: Liam Hickey

04:11
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Ben Delaney

Assists: Bryan Sholomicki
05:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Greg Westlake
Interference (2:00)
10:15
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Ben Delaney

Assists: Bryan Sholomicki
10:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominic Cozzolino
Holding (2:00)
15:00
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Dominic Cozzolino

Assists: Billy Bridges
03:06
PENALTY
Penalty: James Gemmell
Interference (2:00)
05:04
GOAL (SH)
Goal: James Dunn

06:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Steve Arsenault
Charging (2:00)
06:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor (Served by Tyrone Henry)
Hit to the Head (2:00)
09:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler McGregor
Hit to the Head - Misconduct (10:00)
09:01
GOAL
Goal: James Dunn

11:23

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Santino Stillitano ITA 45 16 6 10 0.375
Corbin Watson CAN 45 4 4 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 10 - SV - 6 - SAV% - 0.375
GA 0 - SV - 4 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 3 - Assists 1 - Points 4
G 3 - A 1 - P 4
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3

Previous Games

0 - 1 L @ KoreaKOR
Mar 16, 2018
1 - 2 L v United StatesUSA
Mar 17, 2018
1 - 10 L @ United StatesUSA
Mar 15, 2018
7 - 0 W v KoreaKOR
Mar 14, 2018
2 - 0 W v SwedenSWE
Mar 12, 2018
8 - 0 W v NorwayNOR
Mar 12, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 MWC: USA 4 – CAN 1 (Bronze)
Vlasic scored, but Canada dropped the bronze medal game to U.S.
2018 MWC: SUI 3 – CAN 2 (Semifinal)
Horvat and Parayko scored goals, but Canada will play for bronze.
2018 MWC: CAN 5 – RUS 4 OT (Quarter-final)
O’Reilly scored the overtime winner, sending Canada to the semifinals.
2018 MWC: CAN 3 – GER 0 (Preliminary)
Nugent-Hopkins had 1G 1A and Kuemper made 12 saves for the shutout.
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