September 27, 2022
Canada’s Greg Westlake battles for the puck with South Korea’s Yong LeeJun throughout a semi-final

Canada’s Greg Westlake battles for the puck with South Korea’s Yong LeeJun throughout a semi-final recreation on the Beijing Paralympics, on March 11.Wang He/Getty Photos

Workforce captain Tyler McGregor had 4 targets and two assists to assist Canada’s Paralympic hockey group advance to the gold-medal recreation of the Beijing Video games.

Billy Bridges had a hat trick as Canada routed South Korea 11-0 in a semi-final on Friday.

Canada will play the USA for gold on Saturday after the Individuals beat China 11-0 within the different semi-final.

“I’m pleased with the way in which our group performed at this time,” stated McGregor, who turned 28 on Friday. “We had contributions from everybody; even guys that won’t present up on the scoresheet nonetheless made an affect by blocking pictures and killing penalties.

“Everyone seems to be feeling actually good about themselves and concerning the group, and that is essential heading right into a gold medal recreation.”

Bridges reached the 50-point plateau on the Paralympics and now has 199 profession targets for Workforce Canada.

Liam Hickey scored and added 4 assists for Canada and Garrett Riley had his first objective with Workforce Canada.

Greg Westlake and Anton Jacobs-Webb rounded out the scoring.

Dominic Larocque made one save by means of the primary two durations earlier than giving method to Adam Kingsmill, who made two stops within the third. Canada outshot South Korea 43-3.

“We must be constant and preserve doing what we have now been doing,” Canada head coach Ken Babey stated. “We have to depend on our defensive construction to close down scoring alternatives from both group we may play within the gold medal recreation. Once we shut different groups down defensively, we’re capable of create offence, and that’s what we have now been preaching to our gamers.

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“For probably the most half, we have now been very according to that, and we have now continued to get higher day-after-day. We’re excited for the possibility to play for a Paralympic gold medal.”