Game Report 2903 NPT - Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup
PLAYED AT: Paradise Double Ice Complex
Date: Dec 4, 2019
GAME NOTES: UNITED STATES TOPS CANADA TO CLOSE PRELIMINARY ROUND QUINTON AMUNDSON PARADISE, N.L. – Declan Farmer scored two goals, Noah Grove recorded three assists and Kevin McKee registered a goal and a helper to power the United States to a 4-1 victory over Canada on Wednesday night to conclude prelim play at the 2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup. Rico Roman also scored for the U.S., which will duel against the fourth-ranked Czech Republic in the semifinals Thursday (12 p.m. NT). Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) replied with the lone goal for Canada, which will battle Russia in the second semifinal (7 p.m. NT). Steve Cash made 10 saves to earn the win while Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) stopped 13 U.S. attempts in defeat. Roman put the United States on the scoreboard first just under three minutes into the opening period by cutting into middle lane from the left wing and ripping a hard, high wrist shot by Watson. Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) nearly tied the game for Canada just two minutes later, but his floating release from the blue-line hit the cross-bar. Both teams responded to the early scoring chances by clamping down defensively for the remaining portion of the stanza. The U.S. outshot Canada 5-2 in the first 15 minutes. Farmer expanded the American lead to 2-0 at the 4:41 mark of the second frame, beating Watson with a sharp-angle tip of Grove’s centring pass from the left corner. Canada cut the deficit in half just 2:59 later on a man advantage as McGregor took advantage of a scramble just outside the U.S. crease with a snipe from the slot that connected with the top shelf. Shots in a back-and-forth second period slightly favoured the U.S., 5-4. The Americans restored their two-goal edge at 3:31 of the third period with McKee slamming the puck into a gaping Canadian cage after Grove’s initial shot got behind Watson. The Canadians played with desperation in the attacking zone in a bid to cut into the deficit, particularly with Watson pulled for an extra attacker, but Cash denied every chance that came his way. Farmer confirmed the victory with an empty-net goal with 1:12 remaining. By securing this victory, the United States have now completed the preliminary round at the last six iterations of this competition without a single defeat.
Visiting Team: United States
Head Coach: David Hoff
Assistant Coach: Corey Gorder
Home Team: Canada
Head Coach: Ken Babey
Assistant Coach: Mike Foligno
Assistant Coach: Mike Fountain
Assistant Coach: Russ Herrington
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G32  Lee, Jen
G34  Cash, Steve
  de Quebec, Ralph
  Roybal, Brody
  Gooley, Colin
  Wallace, Jack
  Dodson, Travis
 11  Woodke, Joseph
 13  McDermott, Luke
 16  Farmer, Declan
 17  Douglas, Chris
 22  Grove, Noah
 23  Roman, Rico
 27  Pauls, Josh
 37  Eustace, David
 40  Hargis, Josh
 88  McKee, Kevin
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd17 2:00 Teeing 7:201 7:20
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Dunn, James
  Henry, Tyrone
  Armstrong, Rob
  Lavin, Zach
  McGregor, Tyler
  Smith, Corbyn
 12  Westlake, Greg
 15  Sison, Branden
 17  Dolan, Cody
 18  Bridges, Billy
 21  Auclair, Alexis
 23  Hickey, Liam
 24  Halbert, Auren
 26  Jacobs-Webb, Anton
 28  Smith, Corbyn
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd18 2:00 Interference 8:571 8:57
2nd2:00 Teeing 13:281 13:28
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:48  23-22            
2nd4:41  16-22-88            
3rd3:31  88-22            
3rd13:48 EN 16-4            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd7:40 PP 8-23-12            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 0 / 2
CANADA 1 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 2 min / 1 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 4 G + 5 A = 9 Pts
CANADA 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES1124
CANADA0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Cash (45:00) (W)23510/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Watson (45:00) (L)44513/0:003rd/15:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NPT - Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup Game Report.