Game Report 320 IPC World Para Hockey Championship
PLAYED AT: Gangneung Hockey Centre
Date: Apr 12, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA CRUISES TO WORLDS-OPENING WIN OVER NORWAY JASON LA ROSE GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored twice and added two assists, Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) had a goal and three helpers, and Canada’s National Sledge Team scored early and often in a 9-0 win over Norway to open the 2017 IPC World Para Hockey Championship on Wednesday. McGregor started the scoring just 30 seconds in – the first of six Canadian goals in the opening period. Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) added two goals and an assist for the Canadians; in total, the top line combined for five goals and 11 points in the win. Kevin Sorley (Petersburg, Ont.), Ben Delaney (Ottawa, Ont.), Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) also found the back of the net for Canada. After Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.) set up McGregor for the eventual game-winner, Kevin Sorley jammed in a loose puck in the crease to make it 2-0 just past the two-minute mark. That’s when the floodgates opened. Delaney roofed a shot past Norwegian goaltender Kissinger Deng at 8:40, Westlake scored at 10:09, Dixon showed off slick hands in tight at 10:41 and Hickey wired in a shot from the high slot at 11:20, sending Canada to the dressing room with a six-goal lead after scoring four times in two minutes and 40 seconds. As good as the Canadians were in the first period, they were only half as good as the last time they opened a world championship; at the 2015 worlds in Buffalo, Canada scored 12 goals in the opening 15 minutes en route to a 17-0 win over Japan. The offence slowed down in the second period, managing just five shots on goal, but Bridges made good on the first, jumping on a loose puck and going off the post and in past Deng for a 7-0 lead. With the game well in hand midway through the third period, Westlake finished off a gorgeous feed from Hickey, and McGregor went to his left hand to beat Deng to cap the scoring in the dying minutes. Canadian goaltender Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) earned quite possibly the easiest shutout of his career; he faced just one shot through two periods, and needed to make just three saves in all. Canada is right back to action Thursday (2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT), taking on Italy in the second of six preliminary-round games.
Visiting Team: Norway
Home Team: Canada
NORWAY LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G18  Hamar, Kjell Christian
G19  Deng, Kissinger
  Pedersen, Rolf Einar
  Vaernes, Morten
 10  Rivera, Tor Joakim
 12  Bogle, Magnus
 16  Nordstoga, Knut Andre
 20  Hamre, Martin
 22  Bakke, Audun
 23  Klakegg, Jan Roger
 24  Avdal, Thommas
 27  Vatne, Emil
 71  Oiseth, Ola
   
   
NORWAY PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd20 2:00 Boarding 6:321 6:328:32
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Watson, Corbin
G31  Larocque, Dominic
  Cozzolino, Dominic
  Henry, Tyrone
  McGregor, Tyler
  Lehoux, Antoine
 10  Delaney, Ben
 11  Dixon, Adam
 12  Westlake, Greg
 14  Arsenault, Steve
 15  Sorley, Kevin
 18  Bridges, Billy
 20  Sholomicki, Bryan
 23  Hickey, Liam
 27  Bowden, Brad
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd11 2:00 Interference 5:311 5:317:31
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 6:091 6:098:09
2nd23 2:00 Charging 7:141 7:149:14
2nd11 2:00 Interference 14:451 14:451:45
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
NORWAY Goals NORWAY PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) NORWAY PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:30  8-3            
1st2:11  15-20            
1st8:40  10-11-23            
1st10:09  12-8            
1st10:41  11-8-12            
1st11:20  23            
2nd1:33  18            
3rd7:20  12-23            
3rd12:47  8-23            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
NORWAY 0 / 4
CANADA 0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
NORWAY 2 min / 1 inf
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
NORWAY 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA 9 G + 9 A = 18 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
NORWAY0000
CANADA6129
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
NOR - Deng (45:00) (L)74617/0:003rd/15:00
CAN - Larocque (45:00) (W)1023/0:003rd/15:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IPC World Para Hockey Championship Game Report.