Ice Hockey

Canada advances to gold-medal game of para hockey worlds with resounding win

Canada will be going for gold on Saturday at the world para hockey championship after beating Korea 10-0 in the semis on Friday in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Will play winner of Czech Republic vs. United States

Liam Hickey, pictured at the 2018 Paralympics, had four goals and an assist to help lead Canada to a win over Korea in the para hockey world championship semifinals on Friday. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Canada will be going for gold on Saturday at the world para hockey championship after beating Korea 10-0 in the semis on Friday in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The Canadians got off to a fast start with three goals in the first eight and a half minutes, and added another to lead 4-0 after the first. Canada then scored another four in the second and two in the third to cap the dominating victory.

WATCH | Canada routs South Korea in semis:

21-year-old Liam Hickey from St. John’s, NL., nets 4 goals as Canada advances to face U.S.A for gold medal on Saturday. 1:36

Liam Hickey led Canada with four goals and an assist, while captain Tyler McGregor chipped in with two goals and two assists. Nine different Canadian players had points, including goaltender Dominic Larocque who also stopped all three shots he faced. 

South Korea goaltender Yu Man Gyun gave up eight goals on 22 shots over the first two periods. Lee Jae Woong stopped six of eight shots in relief.

Canada will face the United States in the final after the Americans beat the Czech Republic 10-2 in the second semifinal Friday. Watch it live on Saturday at 10:30 am E.T. on CBCSports.ca.

Canada beat the U.S. in the final of the last world championship in 2017. The Americans downed Canada 3-1 in the preliminary round of this tournament.

WATCH | Canada beats Korea in semis:

Watch Canada take on South Korea in semifinal action at the World Para Hockey Championships 2:08:12

With files from The Canadian Press

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