Ice Hockey

Canada falls to United States at para hockey worlds opener

Declan Farmer scored twice as the United States defeated Canada 3-1 in the opening game for both teams at the 2019 para ice hockey world championship.

Declan Farmer scores twice to lead Americans to 3-1 win

File photo of the United States' Declan Farmer in action at the 2018 Paralympic Games. (Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Declan Farmer scored twice as the United States defeated Canada 3-1 in the opening game for both teams at the 2019 para ice hockey world championship.

Greg Westlake gave Canada a 1-0 lead early in the second period when he tucked a loose puck into the left corner past U.S golatender Steve Cash.

Farmer responded just over two minutes later on a short-handed breakaway, then Noah Grove tapped in a pass from Chris Douglas on a two-on-one to put the Americans up 2-1.

Famer capped the win with an empty-net goal.

WATCH | United States open para hockey worlds with win over Canada:

United States beats Canada 3-1 at world Para hockey championships, Declan Farmer 2 goals and Noah Grove scores game winner. 1:12

Dominic Larocque stopped 11 shots for Canada.

Cash made 10 saves for the U.S.

WATCH | The full Canada vs. United States game:

2019 World Para Hockey Championships from Ostrava, Czech Republic. 2:02:50

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