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Para Hockey Cup Recap – December 1

Canada and the United States will play for a gold medal at the Para Hockey Cup after posting shutouts in the semi-finals on Thursday in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

December 1, 2022
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GAME STATISTICS

Bridgewater, N.S. Canada’s National Para Hockey Team earned a spot in the gold medal game of the 2022 Para Hockey Cup with a 7-0 win over Czechia on Thursday night.

  • Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) and Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) each had five-point nights, combining for two goals and eight assists.
  • Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored a hat-trick and added an assist for a four-point night.
  • Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) scored his first goal of the tournament.
  • James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) rounded out the scoring for Canada.
  • Mathieu Leliévre (Lévis, Que.), Anton Jacobs-Webb (Halifax, N.S.) and Zach Lavin (Essex, Ont.) all had assists.
  • Jean-Francois Huneault (Saint-Eustache, Que.) made six saves for the shutout.
  • Canada outshot Czechia 22-6

Other Game(s)

United States 11 – Italy 0

  • Evan Nichols had a hat-trick for the United States.
  • Brett Bolton scored twice, including his first career international goal on a penalty shot.
  •  United States outshot Italy 31-2

Next games – Saturday, December 3:

  •  Bronze Medal Game – Italy vs. Czechia – 12 p.m. AT
  •  Gold Medal Game – Canada vs. United States - 4 p.m. AT

TSN/RDS, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada will broadcast the medal round games. For more information visit TSN.ca/live.

Quotes:

“I liked how we stayed focused on our own end tonight. Sometimes guys can get looking for points in a game like this, but we took care of things defensively and stayed focused on all the little details”

- Head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, Ont.) on the game.

“We have a great opportunity here in front of us and I think we have to remember that. We’re just focused on what we can do, the little details and taking care of our own end and playing our game. You dream of these moments, and we’re excited.”

- Hickey on playing for gold.

“Every kid who plays hockey has dreamed of the opportunity to play for a gold medal on Canadian soil and beating the USA while doing it. The fans here have been amazing, our families have been here from the start and the town of Bridgewater has been so supportive. We’re all looking forward to the opportunity on Saturday.”

- Cozzolino on playing at home with support from Canadian fans.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Para Hockey Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca , or follow through social media onFacebook,Twitter and Instagram.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

emadziya@hockeycanada.ca 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

jknight@hockeycanada.ca

Videos
Photos
2023 WJC: CAN 6 – SVK 1 (Pre-Tournament)
Roy had a goal and an assist to help Canada past the Slovaks.
2022-23 NWT: CAN 3 – USA 2 OT (Game 5)
Serdachny was the overtime hero to keep Canada alive in the series.
2023 WJC: CAN 6 – SUI 0 (Pre-Tournament)
Shane Wright scored twice to lead Canada to shut out Switzerland.
2022 WJAC: Day 6 – Friday, December 16
The U.S. and Sweden won to conclude the preliminary round.
Schedule