Billy Bridges and Greg Westlake scored 32 seconds apart and added an assist each, and Brad Bowden had two helpers in a three-goal first period to help the Canadians win their fifth World Sledge Hockey Challenge gold.
Evgeny Petrov scored the game-winner with just 71 seconds to go, and Dmitriy Lisov added a pair of goals as the Russians held off Korea to win the bronze medal in their World Sledge Hockey Challenge debut.
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.
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.
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.
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.