HOCKEY CANADA MEDIA RECAP: Para Series (Thursday)
Para Series – Bridgewater, N.S., Nov. 13-19, 2021
BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – A four-goal first period led Canada’s National Para Hockey Team to a third-consecutive win, defeating Korea 7-0 Thursday afternoon at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.
· Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) had a four-point game, finishing with a goal and three assists.
· Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) added two goals and an assist.
· Greg Westlake (Toronto, Ont.) also had a three-point effort with a goal and two helpers.
· Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.), Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Zach Lavin (Essex, Ont.) rounded out the scoring.
· Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) added three assists.
· Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) turned aside five shots to record his second shutout of the series.
· Canada outshot Korea 35-5.
Canada vs. Korea – Friday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT
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“You know, I saw a lot of good things today. I think this was our best game so far and I just liked the way the guys played unselfishly. They were looking for each other on plays, sometimes a little bit too much, but at least they’re moving the puck around, trying to share the puck with each other and not trying to do it individually. It’s important for us, and I liked the way we were able to use all our lines and get some of the young guys some ice time and experience, and we just seem to be hitting our rhythm right now.”
- Head coach Ken Babey (Calgary, Alta.) on his team’s effort today, and through three games
“The line has been awesome. I think we’ve been forechecking so well and we all play a pretty similar style. We like to be quick on pucks and I find we’re making [the Koreans] make a lot of turnovers and putting a lot of pressure on their defence. I think today was probably our best game, not just for our line but for our whole team. I think over the week, we’ve built a little bit of chemistry and got off to a quick start, which was pretty important for our whole group.”
- McGregor on combining for nine points with linemates Westlake and Lavin
“What I’m taking away is just the experience, really; it’s been a pleasure to play with these guys and get to see how they gel with the amount of time they’ve spent on this team. Being the youngest player on the team, it’s sometimes difficult to play in a veteran role, but to learn from them and get the experience from them, it has been really awesome.”
- Auren Halbert (Calgary, Alta.) on learning and gaining experience with the national team
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