Game Report 2899 NPT - Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup
PLAYED AT: Paradise Double Ice Complex
Date: Dec 1, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA BLANKS CZECH REPUBLIC IN PARA CUP OPENER QUINTON AMUNDSON PARADISE, N.L. – Powered by two goals from hometown favourite Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) and a one-goal, two-assist performance from team captain Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.), Canada’s National Para Hockey Team rolled to a 6-0 win over the Czech Republic on Sunday at the 2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup. Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.), Alexis Auclair (Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.) and James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) also scored for Canada, which got a three-assist outing from Zach Lavin (Okotoks, Alta.). Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) and Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) split the game between the pipes for Canada. Larocque made two saves in 23 minutes of work and Watson turned aside three Czech attempts in the remaining half of the affair. Period one of the game was a showcase for Czech Republic masked man Michal Vapenka, who finished the game with 28 saves. The Canadian skaters unleashed a gale force of offensive pressure in the initial frame, including over five point-blank attempts, but Vapenka refused to blink. Canada outshot the Czech Republic 12-2 in the opening period. Veteran forward Westlake ultimately solved Vapenka at 7:07 of the second period for the eventual winner, rifling the puck into a gaping cage after receiving a back-door pass from Lavin for a power-play goal. Canada outshot the Czech Republic 6-3 in the middle stanza. Period three was all Canada as it outscored Czech Republic 5-0 and outshot it 16-0. Hickey sent the Newfoundland and Labrador faithful into a frenzy just 26 seconds into the period by burying McGregor’s centring pass, and did it again just 32 seconds later with a powerful snipe that sailed over top of an outstretched Vapenka. Auclair put the game out of reach at the 1:56 mark of the frame, beating Vapenka with a shot past his right arm. Dunn and McGregor proceeded to round out the scoring with goals at 4:53 and 10:57, respectively. Canada will attempt to up its win total to two when it takes on Russia on Monday night (7 p.m. NT).
Visiting Team: Canada
Head Coach: Ken Babey
Assistant Coach: Mike Foligno
Assistant Coach: Mike Fountain
Assistant Coach: Russ Herrington
Home Team: Czech Republic
Head Coach: Jiri Briza
Assistant Coach: Jakub Novotny
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Crane, Rod
  Dunn, James
  Henry, Tyrone
  Lavin, Zach
  Lavin, Zach
  McGregor, Tyler
  Smith, Corbyn
 12  Westlake, Greg
 17  Dolan, Cody
 18  Bridges, Billy
 19  Cozzolino, Dominic
 21  Auclair, Alexis
 23  Hickey, Liam
 24  Halbert, Auren
 29  Kovacevich, Micah
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st23 2:00 Teeing 9:331 9:33
2nd12 2:00 Goaltender Interference 7:171 7:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Kudela, Martin
G Vapenka, Michal
  Motycka, David
 11  Wagner, Karel
 18  Novotny, Miroslav
 21  Kvoch, Tomas
 23  Frolik, Zdenek
 29  Kubes, Pavel
 67  Dolezal, Pavel
 74  Geier, Michal
 75  Raul, Jiri
 77  Palat, David
 82  Habl, Zdenek
 96  Krupicka, Zdenek
   
   
   
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd77 2:00 Teeing 3:351 3:35
2nd75 2:00 Delay of Game 7:001 7:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd7:07 PP 12-7-8            
3rd:26  23-8            
3rd:58  23-18-7            
3rd1:56  21-19-6            
3rd4:53  4-17-9            
3rd10:57  8-18            
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA1 / 2
CZECH REPUBLIC0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA4 min / 2 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA6 G + 10 A = 16 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0156
CZECH REPUBLIC0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Larocque (22:00) 2002/0:002nd/7:00
CAN - Watson (23:00) (W)0303/7:003rd/15:00
CZE - Vapenka (45:00) (L)1251128/0:003rd/15:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NPT - Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup Game Report.