On Sunday in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Canada achieved their second consecutive silver medal at the International Para Hockey Cup.
Canada lost to the United States with a score of 4-1 in the gold medal final.
Captain Tyler McGregor of Forest, Ont., scored Canada’s lone marker on the power play 3:34 into the third period to trim the deficit to 3-1.
Adam Kingsmill, hailing from Smithers, B.C., successfully defended against 28 out of 31 shots in the net.
Canada Head Coach Russ Herrington mentioned that they have once again made it challenging for their adversaries to create favorable scoring chances. He expressed satisfaction with their solid defensive coverage and efficient puck movement, although they missed out on some promising opportunities in the offensive zone.
Declan Farmer scored three goals and provided one assist, leading the American team. Malik Jones also scored a goal and assisted in three others.
In the win for the U.S., Jen Lee successfully made five saves.
“We talked going into tonight about having a team-first mentality,” said U.S. head coach David Hoff in a press release. “The leaders on this team have set the standard, and overall, it was a great team effort.”
Canada ended the initial stage with a record of one win and two losses. They won against the Czech Republic in the first match of the tournament but were defeated in the following two matches against the U.S. and Team IPH.
On Saturday, Canada secured their place in Sunday’s game by defeating Team IPH with a score of 4-1 in the semifinals.