Game Report 2905 NPT - Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup
PLAYED AT: Paradise Double Ice Complex
Date: Dec 5, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA EARNS GOLD MEDAL BERTH BY DOWNING RUSSIA QUINTON AMUNDSON PARADISE, N.L. – Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) scored the game-winning goal and recorded an assist to vault Canada’s National Para Hockey Team to a 3-1 victory over Russia in the semifinals of the 2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup on Thursday night. Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) and James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) also manufactured markers and Liam Hickey (St. John’s N.L.) chipped in two assists for Canada, which will face the United States in the gold medal game on Saturday night (6 p.m. NT, TSN 4). Canada is seeking its first gold medal at the competition, formerly known as the World Sledge Hockey Challenge, since prevailing at the 2013 edition in Toronto. Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) earned the victory between the pipes with a nine-save showing, while Vladimir Kamantsev made 23 saves in defeat for Russia, which will vie for bronze against the Czech Republic on Saturday afternoon (12 p.m. NT). After engaging in a defensive chess match for the first half of the frame – it took over five minutes before either side registered a shot on goal – the ice opened up to enable rush chances to be exchanged between the two sides. While Canada prevailed in the match, it was Russia that drew first blood with 5:19 remaining in the period; Vasili Varlakov beat a diving Larocque with a hard, low shot off a 2-on-1 rush with Airat Khamzin. Armstrong wiped away the lead just 29 seconds later by accepting Cozzolino’s tip pass and slamming the puck past an out-of-position Kamantsev. Canada outshot Russia 5-4 in the first period. By spending three-and-a-half of the first four minutes of the second period on the power play, Canada was able to establish control over the flow of play as it generated six shots on net over those two opportunities. The third man-advantage opportunity of the period proved to be the charm as Cozzolino sailed a rising shot over the stick of a diving Kamantsev for a Canadian power-play goal with 4:32 remaining in the second period. Canada owned a decisive 13-4 edge on the shot clock in period two. Dunn provided Canada some insurance close to the four-minute mark of the final frame with a goal-of-the-tournament candidate; the 19-year-old made a couple of flashy spin-o-rama maneuvers out of the left corner to break down the Russian defensive coverage, which led to him beating Kamantsev with an in-tight forehand dangle. Canada went 1-for-5 on the power play in the match; Russia could not convert on two chances.
Visiting Team: Canada
Head Coach: Ken Babey
Assistant Coach: Mike Foligno
Assistant Coach: Mike Fountain
Assistant Coach: Russ Herrington
Home Team: Russia
Head Coach: Ruslan Batyrshin
Assistant Coach: Aleksandr Larionov
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Crane, Rod
  Dunn, James
  Henry, Tyrone
  Armstrong, Rob
  Lavin, Zach
  McGregor, Tyler
  Smith, Corbyn
 12  Westlake, Greg
 15  Sison, Branden
 17  Dolan, Cody
 18  Bridges, Billy
 19  Cozzolino, Dominic
 23  Hickey, Liam
 28  Lehoux, Antoine
 29  Kovacevich, Micah
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd12 2:00 Holding 6:141 6:14
2nd2:00 Slashing 9:31  9:31
2nd2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 10:281 10:28
3rd18 2:00 Roughing 15:00  15:00
3rd23 2:00 Roughing 15:00  15:00
3rd2:00 Roughing 15:00  15:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Plotnikov, Evgenii
G20  Kamantsev, Vladimir
  Eremin, Aleksei
  Varlakov, Vasilii
  Miachin, Mikhail
  Severin, Roman
  Lisov, Dmitrii
  Khamzin, Airat
 10  Maletskiy, Igor
 13  Shikhov, Konstantin
 15  Galkin, Dmitrii
 18  Sokolov, Andrey
 19  Kuznetsov, Ivan
 21  Petrov, Evgenii
 22  Terentev, Nikolai
 23  Volkov, Ilia
 28  Kuzminykh, Maksim
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Holding 14:371 14:37
2nd22 2:00 Hooking 1:561 1:56
2nd13 2:00 Interference 8:401 8:40
2nd2:00 Roughing 9:31  9:31
3rd2:00 Holding 0:421 0:42
3rd2:00 Interference 8:151 8:15
3rd19 2:00 Roughing 15:00  15:00
3rd13 2:00 Roughing 15:00  15:00
3rd22 2:00 Roughing 15:00  15:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st10:10  6-19-23            
2nd10:28 PP 19-23-8            
3rd3:48  4-9-28            
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st9:41  5-9-10            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA1 / 5
RUSSIA0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA12 min / 6 inf
RUSSIA18 min / 9 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
RUSSIA1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1113
RUSSIA1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Larocque (45:00) (W)3429/0:003rd/15:00
RUS - Kamantsev (45:00) (L)412723/0:003rd/15:00
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