Josh Pauls scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, and Declan Farmer had a goal and two assists to help the Americans beat Russia and earn a chance to defend their 2012 gold medal in Saturday’s final.
You can’t pick just one. Brad Bowden, Billy Bridges and Greg Westlake helped turn a tight one-goal lead into a comfortable three-goal advantage en route to another Canadian gold medal, so the top line are co-winners of the WSHC Star of the Day honour.
With puck drop at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games just three months away, Canada’s National Sledge Team is in the midst of a season unlike any other as it readies itself for a return to the top of the podium, and a second Paralympic gold.
Which team has won the most gold medals? Which player recorded the most points in a single game? How far apart were the fastest two goals? Get all the answers in the official World Sledge Hockey Challenge Guide & Record Book.
Canada's National Sledge Team will host Korea, Russia and the United States at the last major international event before the Paralympics, the 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, Dec. 1-7 at the MasterCard Centre in Toronto, Ont.
Greg Westlake scored a hat trick, Tyler McGregor added one goal, and Corbin Watson stopped 24 of the 25 shots he faced to help Canada beat its North American rivals and wrap up first place in the preliminary round.
Nikolay Terentyev opened and closed the scoring, had two more goals in between, and added an assist, and Dmitriy Lisov had four helpers to help the Russians to their first victory and third place in the preliminary round.
Billy Bridges scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, and added two assists, and Kevin Rempel chipped in with a goal and a helper as the Canadians held off a pesky Russian side and improved to 2-0 with a win.
Josh Pauls was in on the first three American goals, scoring once and adding two assists, and Jen Yung Lee made five saves for the shutout as the U.S. blanked Korea to stay undefeated and set up a first-place showdown with Canada.
Greg Westlake scored once and added two assists, and Brad Bowden and Adam Dixon had a goal and two helpers each as the Canadians scored the game’s first four goals to help them open with a comfortable victory.
Tyler Carron scored with 21.1 seconds remaining the second period, and Alexi Salamone got the winner with 1:37 left in the third, helping the Americans erase a 1-0 deficit and earn the first three points in Toronto.