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Paralympic Recap: United States 5, Canada 0

Larocque and Kingsmill combined for 21 saves, but Canada was blanked in its prelim opener in Beijing

March 5, 2022


BEIJING, China Canada’s Paralympic Hockey Team dropped its opening game at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, falling 5-0 to the United States on Saturday.

• Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) made 17 saves through the first two periods, before Adam Kingsmill (Smithers, B.C.) stopped four of five in the third.
• Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) , Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) and Antoine Lehoux (Thetford Mines, Que.) had two shots on goal apiece.
• Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) led all Canadian skaters in time on ice with 26:17.
The United States outshot Canada 26-9.

Next Game:
Canada vs. Korea – Tuesday, March 8 (12:05 a.m. ET/9:05 p.m. PT)

Quotes :
“We need to focus on creating more offence and better scoring chances. We need to be a little more accurate with our shots and make sure we hit the net when we do have scoring opportunities. We need to realize that we are a bit of the underdogs in this tournament and that we are going to need to fight for pucks and find ways to score. We will work on that in practice over the next few days and hope to have a better outcome against Korea.”
- Head coach Ken Babey (Calgary, Alta.) on creating more scoring opportunities

“Throughout the lineup, the excitement was really high, especially after last night’s opening ceremonies. PyeongChang feels like a long time ago and it is great to be back at the Paralympics. Our opportunities to compete at major tournaments have been limited recently, so all that might have got the best of us today. We were all really excited for this moment, and we just need to settle in and regroup for our next game against Korea.”
- McGregor on the excitement leading in to today’s game

“It was a tough game for us, but I think it is important that we focus on the positives. I thought we played fast and physical, and I know we can continue to build on that. We hope to see [the United States] again in the gold medal game, and we all need to realize that opportunity to play for gold has not been taken away after one game.”
- Liam Hickey (St. Johns, N.L.) on focusing on the positives

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