GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Tyler McGregor (Forest, Ont.) scored four goals and added two assists, pacing Canada’s Paralympic Hockey Team to a convincing 17-0 win over Sweden in its opener Saturday at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
The 17 goals are tied for the second-most scored by Canada since Hockey Canada took over the sledge hockey program in 2004. The Canadians also scored 17 against the Swedes at the IPC World Para Hockey Championship in Gangneung last spring. (The record is 18 in a win over Japan in 2010.)
McGregor was just one of a number of Canadians who had big days offensively – Bryan Sholomicki (Winnipeg, Man.) had a hat trick of his own along with two assists, Adam Dixon (Midland, Ont.) had a goal and five helpers, and Liam Hickey (St. John’s, N.L.) and Rob Armstrong (Erin, Ont.) finished with two goals and three assists apiece.