Game Report 2907 NPT - Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup
PLAYED AT: Paradise Double Ice Complex
Date: Dec 7, 2019
GAME NOTES: UNITED STATES TOPS CANADA FOR SIXTH CONSECUTIVE GOLD MEDAL QUINTON AMUNDSON PARADISE, N.L. – Declan Farmer and Josh Hargis lit the lamp to guide the United States to a tight 2-1 victory over Canada’s National Para Hockey Team to capture the gold medal at the 2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup on Saturday night. The triumph extends the United States’ golden dynasty to six and its incredible winning streak to 30 games in a row. The last time the U.S. experienced defeat was a 3-1 loss to Canada in the 2013 title game in Toronto, Ont. Canada has now won five gold medals, seven silver and a bronze over the history of the competition. Steve Cash stopped six of seven shots in net to earn the win for the U.S., which received a two-assist outing from Brody Roybal. Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) scored the lone Canadian goal, but Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) was the Canadian star of the match as he gave his team a chance to try and forge a comeback by turning aside 19 shots. Despite neither team finding a way to put a goal on the board, the forever rivals produced a thrilling first period featuring a highly frenetic back-and-forth pace and thunderous checks nearly every shift. Larocque stepped to the forefront in period one as he faced four tests while Cash did not have to contend with a shot. Canada nearly scored with its first shot on goal at the three-and-a-half-minute mark of the second period as Cash robbed Corbyn Smith’s (Monkton, Ont.) close-range tip from the slot. The U.S. then proceeded to take over the stanza as it outshot Canada 10-1 in the frame, and it broke through for the first goal with exactly seven minutes to play before the second intermission. After peppering Larocque with three earlier shots on a man advantage, Farmer scored his tournament-leading fifth goal by curling off the right boards to unload a snipe past the Canadian goaltender from the deep slot. Momentum carried over to the third period for the Americans as they recorded six of the first seven shots, culminating in Hargis’ eventual winning goal at 5:42 that saw him cut through the Canadian defence with some silky-smooth stick-handling to beat Larocque with a deke just outside the crease. Bridges gave the Canadian side hope, and sent the crowd in Paradise into a frenzy, by cutting the deficit to 2-1 just 64 seconds later, beating Cash with a tip off a Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) centring pass. Canada fed off the energy from the goal. McGregor, Liam Hickey (St. John’s N.L.) and Smith all generated quality attempts, but they could not summon the equalizer before the final horn sounded.
Visiting Team: Canada
Head Coach: Ken Babey
Assistant Coach: Mike Foligno
Assistant Coach: Mike Fountain
Assistant Coach: Russ Herrington
Home Team: United States
Head Coach: David Hoff
Assistant Coach: Corey Gorder
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
1st2:00 Roughing 10:59  10:59
2nd19 2:00 Roughing 5:151 5:15
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st37 2:00 Roughing 10:59  10:59
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd6:46  18-8-6            
                
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd7:00 PP 16-4-22            
3rd5:42  40-4            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA0 / 0
UNITED STATES1 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA4 min / 2 inf
UNITED STATES2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
UNITED STATES2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0011
UNITED STATES0112
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Larocque (45:00) (L)49619/0:003rd/15:00
USA - Cash (45:00) (W)0156/0:003rd/15:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NPT - Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup Game Report.