Ice Hockey

Bridges, McGregor pace Canada in 14-2 rout of Norway at para-hockey worlds

Billy Bridges and Tyler McGregor both scored hat tricks, as Canada defeated Norway 14-2 Sunday at the world para-hockey championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Combine for 6 goals, 11 points as Canada evens record at 1-1 in Czech Republic

Billy Bridges, pictured here, and Tyler McGregor paced the Canadian attack with five points apiece in Sunday's 14-2 drubbing of Norway at the world para-hockey championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Canada evened its record at 1-1. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press/File)

Tyler McGregor had three goals and three assists while Billy Bridges also scored a hat trick while adding two helpers, as Canada defeated Norway 14-2 Sunday at the world para-hockey championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Liam Hickey added two goals and three assists, Antoine Lehoux scored twice and Greg Westlake, Dominic Cozzolino, Rod Crane and Zach Lavin also found the net for Canada, which improved to 1-1 after losing its opener 3-1 to the United States on Sunday.

Ola Oiseth and Audun Bakke scored for the Norwegians, who fell to 0-2.

"It feels good to see the boys have some really good success using their skills, and some of the tactics we wanted to clean up after our last game," Canada head coach Ken Babey told Hockey Canada.

Hickey called it a team win.

"Everyone put some points up on the board," he said. "The rest of the week we just want to stay focused on the main goal, so some small things we'll need to work on as a team."

Norwegian goaltender Johan Groeline allowed six goals on 11 shots in the first period. He was replaced to start the second by Erik Haugen, who allowed eight goals on 14 shots in relief.

Canada plays its final preliminary-round game Tuesday against South Korea at 7 a.m. ET.

Elsewhere on Sunday, four different players scored for the U.S. and captain Josh Pauls had three assists in a 4-0 victory over South Korea as the Americans earned a bye to the semifinals.

The U.S., which outshot its opponent 22-3, secured the top seed in Group A with a record of 2-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L).

The Americans will conclude preliminary-round play Tuesday against Norway at 10:30 a.m. ET.

With files from CBC Sports


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