Team Canada won the silver medal on Saturday at the 2019 World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The Canadian team reached the gold medal game this past weekend, but lost 3-2 to the United States in overtime.
Team Canada had a record of two wins and one loss during three games in Group A action. They beat Norway 14-2 and South Korea 4-0, while losing to the United States 3-1. By finishing in the top two in Group A, Canada qualified directly to the semifinals. Here they defeated South Korea 10-0.
Tyler McGregor of London, Ontario led Team Canada in scoring throughout the tournament with 13 points, as he had six goals and a team high seven assists. Liam Hickey of St. John’s, Newfoundland led the entire World Para Ice Hockey Championships with eight goals. The leading scorer in the tournament was Declan Farmer of the United States with 14 points (seven goals and seven assists).
One could argue that Farmer is one of the elite clutch scorers in para ice hockey at the moment. In the gold medal game in Ostrava, he scored the game tying goal with 3:26 left in the third period before Brody Roybal scored the game winning goal at 5:08 of overtime. Farmer also scored the game tying goal with 38 seconds left in the third period and the overtime winner in the United States’ 2-1 win over Canada in the gold medal game in para ice hockey at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.