The Russian sledge hockey team is heading to the gold medal game after beating Norway 4-0 in the semifinal at the Sochi Paralympics on Thursday.

Dmitrii Lisov opened scoring 5:40 into the first period. At 12:55, Alexey Amosov added another goal to double the lead. 

The Russians, in their first sledge hockey Paralympic tournament, put on a clinic of puck control, outshooting their opponents 20-6.

Nikolay Terentyev made it 3-0 early in the third period, and Evgeny Petrov took advantage of the desperate Norwegians by scoring Russia's fourth and final goal to secure the victory.

Forward​ Konstantin Shikhov had assists on each of the first three goals.

"We had a good start in the first period, we hoped we could get chances," Norwegian coach Morten Haglund said after the game. "Russia gave a hard press, they played a good game. They deserve to win."

Russia now awaits the winner of the Canada vs. U.S. contest, which will be played on Thursday at noon ET (streaming live on cbc.ca/paralympics.

"Canada is the world champions," said Russian defenceman Vasilii Varlakov. "I would give 60 per cent to Canada [to win] and 40 per cent to the USA. We'll support Canada."