Americans defeat Canada in OT, take gold at Para hockey worlds
Brody Roybal goal 5 minutes into extra period gives U.S. its first title since 2015
Brody Roybal of the United States scored at 5:08 of overtime on Saturday to halt Canada's bid to repeat as world Para hockey champions and give the Americans their first title since 2015.
Sent in alone from near the faceoff circle, he made a pretty stick-to-stick move before depositing the puck in the Canadian net past goalie Dominic Larocque, and sealing a 3-2 American victory.
Teammate Declan Farmer forced OT with 3:25 left in regulation at Ostrava, Czech Republic, on a slick play. After fending off one Canadian defender, he stickhandled by another before banking the puck off Larocque's skate blade and watched it cross the goalline.
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Liam Hickey, who led Canada with four goals and five points in a 10-0 semifinal win over Korea on Friday, opened the scoring on Saturday.
Josh Pauls responded for the U.S. in the middle of the second period when he drove the net and fired a shot to the top corner over a fallen Larocque.
Rob Armstrong gave the Canadians its second lead of the contest at 10:38 of the second. His initial shot was stopped by the American netminder and then trickled over the goalline.
WATCH | Roybal scores the golden goal in OT for the Americans:
Larocque stopped 19 of 22 shots while American Steve Cash made eight saves.