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Tyler McGregor leads Canada in goals at the Para Hockey World Championship

Forest’s Tyler McGregor has led Team Canada to a semi-final berth at the World Para Hockey Championships in Calgary.

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Forest’s Tyler McGregor has led Team Canada to a semi-final berth at the World Para Hockey Championships in Calgary.

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Canada (3-0) will play China (2-1) on Friday for a spot in Sunday’s gold medal game.

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McGregor scored Canada’s first two goals in a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic to close the preliminary round on Tuesday.

“That was a tough match,” McGregor said in a statement. “(Czech Republic) plays a physical brand of hockey, which is how we earn our ice. Going into a semi-final, it’s nice to go out and get a win. We were able to capitalize on our chances, played well defensively, killed many penalties and I am proud of our effort. …

“We get contributions from everyone, protect the center of the ice, play physical and manage the blue lines well, which is a major key to our success.”

McGregor leads Canada with nine goals and is in third place with 14 points.

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Fischer wins the Player of the Year award

Lukas Fischer was named player of the year at the Sarnia Sting’s annual awards banquet.

The 17-year-old defender scored six goals and 28 assists in 68 games. He is ranked 45th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting for this year’s draft.

Defenseman Hughston Hurt won the rookie of the year award.

Goalkeeper Nick Surzycia received the Scholastic Player of the Year award and also won the 3 Stars Cup.

Top scorer Marko Sikic won the Coaches Award. Captain Cooper Way won the Sting Values ​​Award.

Defender Owen MacDonald was named humanitarian of the year.

Nienhuis turns professional with the Austrian team

Sarnia’s Nash Nienhuis has signed a three-year contract with the Salzburg Red Bulls after captaining the Michigan State Spartans for the Big Ten regular season and tournament championships this season.

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The Spartans also advanced to a regional final in the NCAA tournament.

The Red Bulls have won three consecutive championships in the International Central European Hockey League.

“It is mainly the winning culture that made me choose Red Bulls,” said 24-year-old Nienhuis in a statement. “I know how hard it is to win. The fact that the Red Bulls have won the championship multiple times in a row shows the character, good work ethic and passion of everyone in the organization.”

As a senior, Nienhuis scored nine goals and fifteen assists in 38 games.

“He comes to us from one of the best programs in American college hockey today,” Red Bulls head coach Oliver David said in a statement. “…He is an excellent skater with good stick handling, a captain and a leader on and off the ice.”

Nienhuis’s father, Kraig, also played professionally in Austria after spending parts of three seasons with the Boston Bruins.

Vilmanis becomes OHL player of the week

Former Sting forward Sandis Vilmanis is the Ontario Hockey League Player of the Week after posting four goals and five assists in four games for the North Bay Battalion in the Eastern Conference finals.

The battalion’s season ended with a 6-1 loss to the Oshawa Generals in Game 7 on Monday.

Vilmanis is the OHL playoff scoring leader with 27 points in 16 games.

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