Canada Defeats U.S. and Wins World Para Hockey Championship

Team Canada win the World Para Ice Hockey Championships 2024


  • Canada defeated the U.S. 2-1 on Sunday at the World Para Hockey Championship.
  • This brought the Canadians their first world championship title since 2017. 
  • The event also marked their first gold medal on home ice. 

The 14th edition of the world-class World Para Hockey Championship which featured the skilled teams of Canada, the United States, China, Japan, Czechia, Italy, and Slovakia ended on Sunday.

The top talents’ fight for the gold medal in Calgary ended with the Canadians’ victory after a 2-1 win over the U.S. team at the WinSport Arena.

The Hockey championship was held on Canadian soil for the first time in 2023 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where the U.S. beat Canada 6-1 and took home the world title.

Another Clash for Gold 

Dominic Cozzolino and Anton Jacobs-Webb sent the puck between the goalposts, ending the U.S.’s uninterrupted three-year winning streak. 

The win also marked Canada’s first gold medal on home ice and also their first world title since 2017. Canada has four gold medals in total. 

Canadian goaltender Adam Kingsmill skilfully stopped 24 of 25 shots, helping his team take home the world championship title.

The U.S. scored with the help of Declan Farmer while goaltender Jen Lee managed seven saves.

Before making it into the final, the U.S. beat Czechia 3-1 while Canada doubled China 2-1 during the semifinals. 

Before that, the Czechs managed to edge China 3-2, collecting the bronze medal on Sunday.

The Canadians Killed Off a Penalty 

With support from Kingsmill and its talented penalty killers, Canada held on to the 2-0 lead midway through the third period

Liam Hickey was penalized for charging while Farmer managed to halve the deficit by scoring his 11th tournament goal with only 3:41 minutes on the clock. 

The U.S. team pushed for the equalizer but faced Kingsmill’s determination to help his team win. 

The Canadians were up 1-0 after the first period and successfully killed off an early penalty in the second, stopping the Americans’ power play. 

Kingsmill’s counterpart saved James Dunn’s hit during a Canadian power play while Jacobs-Webb helped Canada head into the straight period with a 2-0 lead.

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