Game Report 2681 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
PLAYED AT: Ostravar Arena
Date: Apr 27, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGED BY U.S. IN OPENER AT PARA WORLDS JASON LA ROSE OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) got the scoring started early in the second period, but Canada’s National Para Hockey Team fell 3-1 to the United States in its curtain-raiser Saturday at the 2019 IPC World Para Hockey Championship. The game marked the 96th meeting between the North American rivals, including the gold medal games at worlds in 2017 and the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) made 11 saves to keep the Canadians within a goal until the final minutes, but they could not manage to find the tying goal. Both teams came out slowly in the first period, with Canada outshooting the U.S. 4-2 in the first 15 minutes. The goals finally came in the second, with three in the opening 6:11. Westlake got the Canadians on the board at 1:59; Zach Lavin chased down the puck off a lost face-off and centred for the veteran forward, who went to his left hand to beat U.S. goaltender Steve Cash. Declan Farmer tied it just over two minutes later with the Americans shorthanded, capitalizing on a turnover in the neutral zone to score an unassisted goal, and Chris Douglas raced away to set up Noah Grove on a 2-on-0 and give the U.S. its first lead. After outshooting the Americans 10-6 through two periods, Canada could manage just a single attempt on goal in the third. The U.S. had an 8-1 advantage in the final 15 minutes, and 14-11 overall. Farmer slotted home an empty-net goal with five seconds to go to finish the scoring. Larocque certainly did his past to keep it close in the final frame, including a stop on Kyle Zych that could end up being one of the best of the tournament. Canada is right back to action Sunday against Norway (7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT) in the second of three preliminary-round games.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G32  Lee, Jen
G34  Cash, Steve
  de Quebec, Ralph
  Roybal, Brody
  Gooley, Colin
  Wallace, Jack
  Dodson, Travis
 13  McDermott, Luke
 15  Zych, Kyle
 16  Farmer, Declan
 17  Douglas, Christopher
 22  Grove, Noah
 23  Roman, Rico
 27  Pauls, Josh
 40  Hargis, Josh
 88  McKee, Kevin
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 Interference 2:271 2:274:27
3rd2:00 Slashing 8:101 8:1010:10
3rd40 2:00 Roughing 13:491 13:4915:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Crane, Rod
  Dunn, James
  Henry, Tyrone
  Culmone, Anthony
  Lavin, Zach
  McGregor, Tyler
  Lehoux, Antoine
 12  Westlake, Greg
 15  Sorley, Kevin
 18  Bridges, Billy
 19  Cozzolino, Dominic
 23  Hickey, Liam
 28  Lehoux, Antoine
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Holding 12:221 12:2214:22
3rd15 2:00 Interference 0:181 0:182:18
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd4:06 SH 16            
2nd6:11  22-17            
3rd14:55 EN 16            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd1:59  12-7            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 0 / 2
CANADA 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 6 min / 3 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 3 G + 1 A = 4 Pts
CANADA 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES 0213
CANADA0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Cash (45:00) (W)45110/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Larocque (43:02) (L)22711/0:003rd/13:02
CAN - Larocque (0:49) (L)0000/13:113rd/14:00
CAN - Larocque (0:05) (L)0000/14:553rd/15:00
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OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IPC World Para Hockey Championship Game Report.