Canada’s Para Hockey Team earned its second shutout victory in as many days with a 10-0 win over Italy at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Sunday night in Gangneung, Korea. In its two games played, Canada has outscored its opponents 27-0.
- Ben Delaney’s (Ottawa) hat trick led the way for the Canadian squad who scored three times in the first period and added four more in the second on the way to the victory.
- James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) and Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) added a pair of goals, while Dominic Cozzolino (Mississauga, Ont.), Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) and Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) chipped in with a goal each.
- Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg) added three assists in the game, while Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) picked up the win in goal.
- Full game stats and story can be found HERE.
Canada also marked a milestone in the third period; its ninth goal in the game marked the 1,000th goal Canada has scored since Hockey Canada took over the sledge hockey program in 2004.
March 12 - Preliminary Round vs. Norway (3:30 p.m. local/ 2:30 a.m. ET)
“I thought Italy started the game playing us pretty strong physically, they plugged up the neutral zone and we had to adjust to that. We got rolling and tonight it was nice to see Delaney and Dunn and a few of the newer players come on to the horizon so to speak. It’s good to have team depth and I like the way we’re playing as a team.
- Ken Babey, head coach, Canada’s Para Hockey Team
“I’m trying not to be nervous or overly excited, I just want to go out there and play my game. It is fun and a bit overwhelming but it’s been an incredible experience so far.”
- Dunn, 17, on his first Paralympic experience
“I feel we’re a strong team and we’ve worked really hard to get where we are. It’s nice seeing us progressing and getting better every day. Looking at Norway, we expect a good hard game again; we just need to do our best to stick to our systems and play hard.”
- Delaney on the team’s effort through two games