Game Report 2697 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
PLAYED AT: Ostravar Arena
Date: May 4, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGED IN OVERTIME IN PARA WORLDS FINAL JASON LA ROSE OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) made 19 saves in a spectacular performance, but Canada’s National Para Hockey Team finished with silver at the 2019 IPC World Para Hockey Championship after a 3-2 overtime loss to the United States in the gold medal game on Saturday. It’s the second time Canada has occupied the second step on the podium at worlds; it also took home silver in 2015, alongside its four world titles (2000, 2008, 2013, 2017) and bronze in 1996, 2009 and 2012. Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) and Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) scored the goals for the Canadians, who held a one-goal lead into the final four minutes before the Americans pulled even. The first period belonged to Larocque; the Canadian goaltender kept the game scoreless despite his team being outshot 8-1, highlighted by a pair of point-blank stops off American star Declan Farmer. Canada rewarded its netminder with a power-play goal early in the second. Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) found Hickey down low, and he beat a diving Steve Cash for the 1-0 goal. Josh Pauls needed just 90 seconds to tie the game for the U.S., dancing through the Canadian defence and beating Larocque, but a shot from Armstrong bounced off the blocker of Cash and up and over the American netminder to restore the Canadian advantage. All told, the teams combined for three goals in four minutes and one second. Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) earned assists on both Canadian goals in the middle frame, giving him 400 career points (188 goals, 212 assists) since Hockey Canada took over the para hockey program in 2004. Canada tried to ride its one-goal advantage to a second-straight world championship, but Farmer equalized with 3:26 to go, stick-handling his way to the net and banking a shot off the sled of Larocque and in. The Canadian puck-stopper was terrific again early in overtime, but Brody Roybal snuck behind the defence off a scrambled face-off and tucked the game-winner past Larocque with his left hand to end it. During the game, Larocque was named Top Goaltender, while Hickey earned Top Defenceman honours. McGregor finished as Canada’s top scorer with 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in five games.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
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
 22  Riley, Garrett
 23  Hickey, Liam
 25  Gemmell, James
 28  Lehoux, Antoine
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 Teeing 0:301 0:30
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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 Elbowing 5:381 5:386:36
2nd23 2:00 Teeing 13:241 13:240:24
3rd2:00 Charging 6:461 6:46
3rd2:00 Teeing 13:501 13:50
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd6:36 PP 23-8-18            
2nd10:37  6-19-18            
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd8:06  27-17-88            
3rd11:34  16-27-17            
1st OT5:08  4-16            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 4
UNITED STATES 0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 2 min / 1 inf
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
UNITED STATES 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
CANADA02002
UNITED STATES 01113
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN - Larocque (50:08) (OTL)853319/0:001st OT/5:08
USA - Cash (50:08) (W)13318/0:001st OT/5:08
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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.