Weekend wrap: Canada wins silver medal at Para Hockey Cup

Canadian Paralympic Committee

December 05, 2022

Athletes share International Day of Persons with Disabilities messages


BRIDGEWATER, N.S.– Tyler McGregor earned 13 points in five games to finish second in tournament scoring as Canada won the silver medal at the 2022 Para Hockey Cup which concluded on Saturday.

McGregor, from Forest, Ont., picked up his 13th point of the week with an assist on Adam Dixon’s goal in the championship final, a 5-1 loss to the U.S.  Dominic Cozzolino of Mississauga, Ont. chipped in with an assist as well for a tournament-leading ninth helper.

“I think we took a lot of good steps forward all week,” said Dixon. “We’re a better team now than we were when we got here. We had three bad minutes in the final, but I think we can be proud of our effort, proud of the steps we’ve taken and be confident that moving forward, we will be better.” 

Canada’s overall record was three wins and two losses. It opened the preliminary round with 8-0 and 5-0 wins over Italy and Czechia then lost to the U.S. 3-2 in overtime. In the semis, Canada rebounded with a 7-0 victory over the Czechs.

“For two periods and the first eight minutes of the third period, we were right there,” said head coach Russ Herrington (Unionville, Ont.) about the final against the U.S.  “A bad three-minute span against the best team in the world and you lose your focus, and they blow it open. They have world class players over there and we gave them easy offence in that span.”

Czechia captured its first ever bronze medal with a 9-0 over Italy earlier in the day. 

Paralympians celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Saturday December 3 was International Day of Persons with Disabilities and social media was full of messages recognizing the day from around the world. Here’s a sampling from Canadian athletes and partners in the sport community.

Katarina Roxon

Chelsey Gotell

Game Plan Canada


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Carla Qualtrough

Canadian Tire


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