Hockey Canada Media Recap – 2021 IPC World Para Hockey Championship (June 22, 2021)
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Canada’s National Para Hockey Team won its third-consecutive game Tuesday at the 2021 IPC World Para Hockey Championship, downing the Czech Republic 10-0 to finish the preliminary round with a perfect record.
- Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) and Zach Lavin (Essex, Ont.) recorded hat tricks.
- Rod Crane (Clarksburg, Ont.) chipped in with a pair of goals, and Anton Jacobs-Webb (Gatineau, Que.) and Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) rounded out the scoring.
- Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) contributed four assists.
- Adam Kingsmill (Smithers, B.C.) made his first start for Canada, posting a four-save shutout.
- Canada outshot the Czech Republic 27-4.
- A full game summary and recap can be found at HockeyCanada.ca.
Canada vs. TBD (semifinals) – Friday, June 25 at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT
Hockey Canada announced Monday that Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) and James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) will miss the remainder of the IPC World Para Hockey Championship due to injury.
All Team Canada games are livestreamed by the Canadian Paralympic Committee.
“I thought our team had another good game today. We were able to build some momentum in our offence, and we had some different players step up and get their first goals of the tournament. We were able to get our younger players some more ice time in the third period to hopefully give them some extra experience as we head into the medal round, and now we look forward to playing in the semifinals.”
- Head coach Ken Babey (Saskatoon, Sask.) on getting scoring from all three lines
“It was a fun game today and a good opportunity to work on our offensive play and a lot of our systems. It was good for us to be able to build up our offence and to have our third line producing and helping us get on the scoreboard. We were able to try out some new line combinations and I think we are all getting more comfortable with each other as the tournament progresses.”
- Jacobs-Webb on offensive improvements
“We are definitely happy with the win. It was our last preliminary-round game before we get into elimination games, so we wanted to dial some things in and make sure we are all on the same page before the semifinals. We know what we want our result to be at the end of the tournament, and we have to make sure we are playing our best the next couple games to make that happen.”
- Crane on continuing to improve before the semifinals
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