Ice Hockey

Americans defeat Canada in OT, take gold at Para hockey worlds

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.

Brody Roybal goal 5 minutes into extra period gives U.S. its first title since 2015

Liam Hickey, right, opened the scoring for Canada in Saturday's gold-medal game against the U.S. at the world para hockey championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The Americans fought back from a pair of one-goal deficits to prevail 3-2 in overtime on Brody Roybal's goal. (Buda Mendes/Getty Images/File)

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.

Canada beat the U.S. in the final of the last world championship in 2017.

WATCH | Highlights from the gold medal game:

Brody Roybal's goal five minutes into overtime led the U.S. to its first gold medal since 2015 at the World Para Hockey Championships. 1:49

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:

The United States edges Canada 3-2 in overtime at the world para hockey championship with Brody Roybal's golden goal. 1:17

Larocque stopped 19 of 22 shots while American Steve Cash made eight saves.

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.