Canada books spot in final of IPC World Para Hockey Championship

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OSTRAVA, Czechia — Canada advanced to the final of the IPC World Para Hockey Championship with a 2-1 semifinal win over Russia on Friday.

Liam Hickey of St. John's, N.L., led the way with a short-handed goal and an assist.

Tyler McGregor of Forest, Ont., added a power-play goal.

Goalie Dominic Larocque of Quebec City made six saves.

Canada will face the United States in the final Saturday.

“It was a gutsy effort from our entire team today," Canada coach Ken Babey said. "Even when we were faced with adversity, our group stayed composed and focused on getting the win. Heading into tomorrow, we have an opportunity to bring home a gold medal and we know we will need to play our best game. This team is certainly up for the challenge."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 25, 2021.

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