Game Report 2084 Paralympic Winter Games
PLAYED AT: Gangneung Hockey Centre
Date: Mar 10, 2018
GAME NOTES: MCGREGOR SCORES FOUR, CANADA BLANKS SWEDEN IN PARALYMPIC OPENER JASON LA ROSE GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored four goals and added two assists, pacing Canada's Paralympic Hockey Team to a convincing 17-0 win over Sweden in its opener Saturday at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. The 17 goals are tied for the second-most scored by Canada since Hockey Canada took over the sledge hockey program in 2004. The Canadians also scored 17 against the Swedes at the IPC World Para Hockey Championship in Gangneung last spring. (The record is 18 in a win over Japan in 2010.) McGregor was just one of a number of Canadians who had big days offensively - Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) had a hat trick of his own along with two assists, Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) had a goal and five helpers, and Liam Hickey (St. John's, N.L.) and Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) finished with two goals and three assists apiece. Canada scored early and often in the first period, converting the touchdown before the end of the opening frame. McGregor got it started with a power-play goal just 1:52 in, he and Sholomicki alternated goals to put Canada up 4-0 before the six-minute mark, and McGregor finished his hat trick with a long shot through traffic at 9:20 to make it 5-0. Dixon danced in off the blue-line and went low with the left hand at 11:13, and Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) found a loose puck in the slot just 18 seconds after that to send Canada to the dressing room up by seven. Hickey led the way in the second period, scoring a pair of goals just 60 seconds apart that extended the lead to 11-0 after Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.) and Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) had netted markers early in the middle stanza. Armstrong got his first goal late in the second, driving to the net and wiring a short-side shot up and over Swedish netminder Andreas Nejman to get Canada to an even dozen after 30 minutes. Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) got the 13th goal on an absolute rocket early in the third period before Armstrong scored his second, Sholomicki got his third and McGregor potted his fourth, all in a span of 3:43 to make it 16-0. Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) finished off a pretty under-the-sled pass from McGregor with 17.7 seconds remaining to provide the final margin of victory for the Canadians. Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) and Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) stopped one shot each to share the shutout for Canada, which finished with a massive 45-2 advantage in shots on goal. The Canadians are right back to action Sunday (6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT), taking on Italy.
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Nilsson, Ulf
G84  Nejman, Andreas
  Ingvarsson, Niklas
  Nilsson, Peter
  Karlsson, Goeran
  Kasperi, Per
  Magnevill, Martin
 10  Meng, Robin
 11  Lundgren, Rasmus
 14  Jonsson, Kenth
 15  Hedberg, Christian
 17  Cederstam, Daniel
 18  Ojala, Peter
 19  Wistrand, Anders
 20  Rakos, Niklas
 21  Holm, Marcus
 93  Gyllsten, Maximilian Dickson
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st18 2:00 Teeing 0:161 0:161:52
2nd15 2:00 Holding 2:321 2:322:43
3rd20 2:00 Roughing 12:371 12:3714:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Dunn, James
  Henry, Tyrone
  Armstrong, Rob
  McGregor, Tyler
  Smith, Corbyn
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 18  Bridges, Billy
 19  Cozzolino, Dominic
 20  Sholomicki, Bryan
 23  Hickey, Liam
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
3rd10 2:00 Roughing 12:371 12:3714:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:52 PP 8-23-11            
1st2:22  20-6-4            
1st5:22  8-12-23            
1st5:39  20-4-11            
1st9:20  8-12-11            
1st11:13  11-10-9            
1st11:31  19-10-11            
2nd2:43 PP 10-6-19            
2nd3:06  9-20-4            
2nd9:37  23-6-5            
2nd10:37  23-12-8            
2nd11:38  6-20            
3rd1:55  18            
3rd3:05  6-18-19            
3rd4:53  20-9-4            
3rd6:48  8-11            
3rd14:42  12-8-23            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN0 / 1
CANADA2 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN6 min / 3 inf
CANADA2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA17 G + 30 A = 47 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN0000
CANADA75517
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Nilsson (22:43) (L)84012/0:002nd/7:43
SWE - Nejman (22:17) 031316/7:433rd/15:00
CAN - Watson (22:43) (W)1001/0:002nd/7:43
CAN - Larocque (22:17) 0011/7:433rd/15:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official Paralympic Winter Games Game Report.