Canada reaches semifinals of the 2024 World Para Ice Hockey Championships

Tyler McGregor (Connor Mah, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada is in the semifinals of the 2024 World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Calgary, Alberta. On Tuesday, Canada defeated the Czech Republic 5-1. With the win, Canada improved to a record of three wins and zero losses as they previously beat Japan 19-0 and Italy 10-0.

Three Canadians scored in the contest. Captain Tyler McGregor of Forest, Ontario and James Dunn of Wallacetown, Ontario each scored twice, while the other Canadian goal scorer was Liam Hickey of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Meanwhile, five Canadians had multi-point game. In addition to McGregor and Dunn who had two goals each, Hickey had one goal and two assists for three points, Auren Halbert of Calgary, Alberta had two assists, and Dominic Cozzolino of Kitchener, Ontario had three assists.

Canadian head coach Russ Herrington had high praise for McGregor in his post game press conference.

“Well you talk about someone who is invested as a high-performance athlete, Tyler sets the standard for our group. I think it’s nice to see that pay off for on-ice performance for him. I think one of the things Tyler has done really well this year is learn to regulate his emotions and find that level where he is intense, but still relaxed and poised on the ice.”

Canada now plays China in one of two semifinals. The United States plays the Czech Republic in the other semifinal.

 

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