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Paralympic Recap: Canada 11, South Korea 0

McGregor had six points on his 28th birthday, leading Canada to a semifinal win over the Koreans

March 11, 2022
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BEIJING, China Canada’s Paralympic Hockey Team has booked its ticket to the gold medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, defeating South Korea 11-0 in the semifinals on Friday.

• Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) led the offence with four goals and two assists on his 28th birthday.
• Billy Bridges (Summerside, P.E.I.) recorded a hat trick to reach the 50-point plateau at the Paralympics and give him 199 career goals with Team Canada.
• Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L) chipped in with a goal and four assists.
• Garrett Riley (Brantford, Ont.) scored his first goal with Team Canada.
• Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) and Anton Jacobs-Webb (Gatineau, Que.) rounded out the scoring.
• Dominic Larocque (Quebec City, Que.) made one save through the first two periods before giving way to Adam Kingsmill (Smithers, B.C.), who made two stops in the third.
Canada outshot South Korea 43-3.

Next Game:
Canada vs. United States or China (gold medal game) – Saturday, March 12 (11:05 p.m. ET/8:05 p.m. PT)

Quotes:
“We need to be consistent and keep doing what we have been doing. We need to rely on our defensive structure to shut down scoring opportunities from either team we could play in the gold medal game. When we shut other teams down defensively, we are able to create offence, and that is what we have been preaching to our players. For the most part, we have been very consistent with that, and we have continued to get better every day. We are excited for the chance to play for a Paralympic gold medal.”
- Head coach Ken Babey (Calgary, Alta.) on playing in the gold medal game

“I am proud of the way our group played today. We had contributions from everyone; even guys that will not show up on the scoresheet still made an impact by blocking shots and killing penalties. Everyone is feeling really good about themselves and about the team, and that is very important heading into a gold medal game. Regardless of the outcome of the second semifinal, we need to be prepared for a tough game and be ready to rise to the challenge.”
- McGregor on today’s performance

“At first I could not believe that [my shot] went in. It was such an unbelievable feeling to get my first goal, but an even better feeling to be going to the gold medal game. It means the world to me to be able to compete for gold. It has been a long journey, and this group has been resilient through everything the past four years, and I am excited that this team has this incredible opportunity in front of us.”
- Riley on scoring his first goal and playing for a gold medal

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Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

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Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

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Hockey Canada

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