Game Report 2089 Paralympic Winter Games
PLAYED AT: Gangneung Hockey Centre
Date: Mar 12, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA BLANKS NORWAY, OFF TO SEMIS AT PARALYMPICS JASON LA ROSE GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) and Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) led the way with two goals apiece, helping Canada's Paralympic Hockey Team finish a perfect preliminary round at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games with an 8-0 win over Norway on Monday. The victory clinches top spot in Group A for the Canadians, and sends them through to the semifinals. They will wait for the end of prelim play on Tuesday to find out who they will face in the semis. Armstrong added an assist for a three-point performance, while Brad Bowden (Orton, Ont.), Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) and Liam Hickey (St. John's, N.L.) had a goal and a helper each. Just as it did in wins over Sweden and Italy, Canada struck early; Bridges wired a rocket upstairs on Norwegian goaltender Kjell Christian Hamar to make it 1-0 just 2:33 after the puck dropped. Armstrong jumped in off the blue-line to double the lead at 8:47, taking a feed from Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) and snapping a quick shot past the glove of Hamar. The Canadians were dominant in the second period, outshooting Norway 14-0, but struggled to build on their lead; Bowden and Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) both hit posts before the floodgates finally opened. Hickey netted the 3-0 goal on the power play at 11:50, going hard and low under Hamar, Bowden snuck in a harmless-looking shot from the point 64 seconds later and Armstrong swept in his second goal from his stomach at 13:49, finishing a three-goals-in-1:59 onslaught that sent Canada to the dressing room up 5-0. The third period was a clinic in offensive efficiency, with the Canadians scoring three times on five shots. Bridges powered his way to the net and got his second of the game early in the final frame before special teams took over. Westlake potted a power-play marker midway through the period off a McGregor set-up, and McGregor raced away for a shorthanded goal four-and-a-half minutes after that, tucking right-handed shot around Hamar to finish the scoring. Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) faced only one shot through the first two periods but had to be sharp in the third, twice denying Norwegian legend Rolf Einar Pedersen on point-blank chances to preserve the shutout. The Canadians were dominant in the preliminary round, outscoring their three opponents 35-0 and holding a massive 88-11 advantage in shots on goal.
Visiting Team: Norway
Home Team: Canada
NORWAY LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G18  Hamar, Kjell Christian
G19  Deng, Kissinger
  Pedersen, Rolf Einar
  Hagen, Eskil
  Vaernes, Morten
 10  Rivera, Tor Joakim
 12  Bogle, Magnus
 15  Sorheim, Emil
 16  Nordstoga, Knut
 17  Solberg, Loyd Remi
 20  Hamre, Martin
 22  Bakke, Audun
 23  Klakegg, Jan Roger
 24  Avdal, Thommas
 27  Vatne, Emil
 29  Schroeder, Lena
 71  Oiseth, Ola
 77  Aanekre, Torstein
NORWAY PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st12 2:00 Holding 10:501 10:5012:50
2nd17 2:00 Holding 7:291 7:299:29
2nd17 2:00 Holding 10:451 10:4511:50
3rd16 2:00 Interference 5:521 5:527:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Dunn, James
  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
 27  Bowden, Brad
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st14 2:00 Roughing 3:471 3:475:47
1st10 2:00 Interference 5:331 5:337:33
3rd12 2:00 Roughing 10:461 10:4612:46
3rd20 2:00 Holding 14:401 14:4015:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
NORWAY GoalsNORWAY PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)NORWAY PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st2:33  18-11-14            
1st8:47  6-19-27            
2nd11:50 PP 23            
2nd12:54  27-6            
2nd13:49  6-4            
3rd3:59  18-23-14            
3rd7:21 PP 12-8            
3rd11:51 SH 8-19            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
NORWAY0 / 4
CANADA2 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
NORWAY8 min / 4 inf
CANADA8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
NORWAY0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA8 G + 10 A = 18 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
NORWAY0000
CANADA2338
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
NOR - Hamar (45:00) (L)611219/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Larocque (45:00) (W)1045/0:003rd/15:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official Paralympic Winter Games Game Report.