Game Report 2683 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
PLAYED AT: Ostravar Arena
Date: Apr 28, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA FLEXES OFFENSIVE MUSCLE, GETS FIRST WORLDS WIN JASON LA ROSE OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored three goals and set up three others, leading Canada’s National Para Hockey Team to a 14-2 win over Norway on Sunday at the 2019 IPC World Para Hockey Championship. Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) had a hat trick and two assists, and Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) added two goals and three helpers for the Canadians, who got goals from eight different players and points from 12 of 13 skaters in their biggest offensive output since beating Sweden 17-0 in their Paralympic opener last March. The goals came early and often in the first period, with Antoine Lehoux (Thetford Mines, Que.) tipping in a shot from Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) to get the party started just 2:57 in. Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) cleaned up a loose puck in front to make it 2-0 and Bridges deposited a rebound for his first before Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.), Lehoux and McGregor scored in a span of 97 seconds late in the opening frame for a 6-0 advantage after 15 minutes. Hickey netted his two goals 23 seconds apart early in the second period, and Bridges rocketed a shot just under the cross-bar for his second at 6:17 to make it a 9-0 game. Ola Oiseth finally got the Norwegians on the board midway through the middle frame, going to the far side to beat Canadian goaltender Corbin Watson, but another Canadian outburst finished the period. Rod Crane (Clarksburg, Ont.) got his first international goal and point to get Canada into double-digits, tapping in a perfect set-up from Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.), and McGregor scored his second and third goals around Bridges’ hat-trick marker to make it 13-2 after two periods. Audun Bakke added a second Norwegian goal in the first minute of the third period, getting a shot through traffic and past Watson, who finished with six saves. Canada took its foot off the gas a little in the final stanza, managing just three shots on goal, but Zach Lavin (Okotoks, Alta.) made the last of those count to finish the scoring with 2:22 to go. Final shots on goal favoured Canada, 25-8. The Canadians wrap up the preliminary round Tuesday against South Korea (7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Norway
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Crane, Rod
  Dunn, James
  Henry, Tyrone
  Culmone, Anthony
  Lavin, Zach
  McGregor, Tyler
  Smith, Corbyn
 12  Westlake, Greg
 15  Sorley, Kevin
 18  Bridges, Billy
 19  Cozzolino, Dominic
 22  Riley, Garrett
 23  Hickey, Liam
 25  Gemmell, James
 28  Lehoux, Antoine
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd22 2:00 Holding 14:141 14:141:14
3rd 2:00 Too Many Players 2:431 2:43
3rd25 2:00 Roughing 4:381 4:38
3rd 2:00 Too Many Players 7:141 7:14
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
NORWAY LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G39  Groeline, Johan
G81  Haugen, Erik
  Pedersen, Rolf Einar
  Kirstistuen, Emil
  Vaernes, Morten
 10  Rivera, Tor Joakim
 12  Bogle, Magnus
 16  Nordstoga, Knut Andre
 17  Solberg, Loyd Remi
 20  Hamre, Martin
 22  Bakke, Audun
 25  Sundt, Andreas
 29  Schroeder, Lena
 35  Groesfjeld, Martin
 71  Oiseth, Ola
 77  Aanekre, Torstein
   
NORWAY PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd20 2:00 Teeing 0:471 0:472:47
2nd2:00 Tripping 4:071 4:07
3rd2:00 Elbowing 14:501 14:50
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) NORWAY PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:57  28-9-23            
1st5:22  12-7-8            
1st6:46  18-6-19            
1st10:50  19-6            
1st11:36  28-5            
1st12:17  8-12            
2nd4:07  23-18            
2nd4:30 PP 23-8-7            
2nd6:17  18-19            
2nd8:47  2-6-18            
2nd8:59  8-23            
2nd10:46  18-25            
2nd12:54  8-7            
3rd12:38  7-8-23            
NORWAY Goals NORWAY PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd7:52  71-17            
3rd:56  22-16-9            
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 3
NORWAY 0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
NORWAY 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 14 G + 20 A = 34 Pts
NORWAY 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA67114
NORWAY0112
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Watson (45:00) (W)2136/0:003rd/15:00
NOR - Groeline (15:00) (L)5005/0:002nd/0:00
NOR - Haugen (30:00) 0426/0:003rd/15:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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