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IPH Cup Recap: United States 8, Canada 2

Jacobs-Webb and Hickey scored on the power play, but Canada dropped its prelim finale to the United States

September 27, 2022


OSTRAVA, Czechia  Canada’s National Para Hockey Team suffered its first loss at the International Para Hockey Cup on Tuesday, falling 8-2 to the United States at RT Torax Arena.

  • Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) scored his team-leading fifth goal of the tournament.
  • Anton Jacobs-Webb (Gatineau, Que.) picked up a goal and an assist.
  • Corbyn Smith (Monkton, Ont.) and James Dunn (Wallacetown, Ont.) each registered an assist.
  • Auren Halbert (Calgary, Alta.) led all skaters with 18:26 of ice time.
  • Adam Kingsmill (Smithers, B.C.) made 27 saves.
  • The United States outshot Canada 35-4

Next Game:

Canada vs. Czechia (Semifinal) – Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT

The game can be livestreamed HERE without a subscription.


“For us, there certainly were some individual displays tonight, like Zach Lavin playing and learning a new position, but we need to get more guys bringing it every shift throughout the lineup. Our message stays the same. It’s about being present. What happened yesterday or two days ago doesn’t matter; we have to rest, recover and focus on the new day ahead of us.”

- Head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, Ont.) on resetting for the semifinal

“We weren’t going to go through this tournament without facing some adversity. It’s all about taking the lessons from this game, turning the page and approach tomorrow as a new day. We are in a must-win situation now and it’s important we reset and show up when the puck drops tomorrow.”

- Tyrone Henry (Ottawa, Ont.) on facing adversity for the first time

“We have a very young team, and outcomes aside we’re focusing on the little successes for ourselves as a group. We understand that the growth process for our team looks a little different than in years past and I think that’s important to keep in mind. As an older guy, you have to help the young guys learn from games like that and help each other grow and reset.”

- Captain Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) on helping a young team grow

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Para Hockey Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow through social media on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 


Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567


Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738


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