Ice Hockey

U.S. tops Canada for 6th straight Para Hockey Cup gold medal

The United States' national para hockey team extended their impressive dynasty to six-straight Para Hockey Cup gold medals by defeating Canada in a tight 2-1 battle on Saturday at the Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup in Paradise, N.L.

Josh Hargis scores eventual game-winner

The United States' para hockey team extended their dynasty to six-straight Para Hockey Cup medals by defeating Canada in a tight 2-1 battle on Saturday in Paradise, N.L. (@HC_ParaCup/Twitter)

The United States' national para hockey team extended its impressive dynasty to six straight Para Hockey Cup gold medals by defeating Canada in a tightly contested 2-1 game on Saturday at the Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup in Paradise, N.L.

It represented the seventh silver and 13th medal overall at the tournament for Canada, which also boasts five gold and a bronze.

"I thought it was an amazing game. The atmosphere was electric and [Paradise] put on a tremendous event," said Canadian captain Tyler McGregor of Forest, Ont. "It was a physical and fast game, exactly what we'd expect out of a matchup against the U.S."

Declan Farmer scored the game's opening goal in the second period to put the Americans on top after a scoreless first, and Josh Hargis added a goal just over five minutes into the third period to extend the lead. Brody Roybal notched assists on both American goals.

WATCH | United States wins 6th straight Para Hockey Cup:

USA tops Canada in Para Hockey Cup final

Sports

1 year ago
0:43
Josh Hargis and Declan Farmer scored for the USA as they edged Canada 2-1 in the finals of the Para Hockey Cup in Paradise, N.L. 0:43

Billy Bridges of Summerside, P.E.I., brought the Canadians within a goal after scoring just over a minute later with his 189th career goal, but it was too little too late as the Americans claimed another gold medal. 

"I thought we showed a lot of resilience and persistence in battling back," McGregor said. "I think the product on the ice, not only tonight but all week, was outstanding and for our sport that's exactly what we asked for."

Ontario natives Tyler McGregor and Rob Armstrong assisted Bridges' goal.

Dominic Larocque of Quebec City made 19 saves for Canada, while Steve Cash turned away six for the U.S.

The Americans outshot Canada 21-7.

The U.S. also defeated Canada during round-robin play, just seven months after winning their first Para hockey world championship with an overtime victory over the Canadians.

Russia downed the Czech Republic for bronze earlier on Saturday.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversationCreate account

Already have an account?

now