April 20 - Canada claimed a shock 1-0 victory over defending champions the United States at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships in Goyang, South Korea, to take the title.
In an aggressive, fast-paced gold medal match, Canada's Graeme Murray scored the only goal just 2min 07sec into the second period off a pass from teammate Anthony Gale.
It gave Canada the win and a record third world title following successes in 2000 and 2008.
"It's been a long time coming," said Canada's Greg Westlake, named best forward at the event.,
"We haven't won since 2008 and had a lot of negative things happen to our team.
"Every year it seems we would lose and battle some type of adversity with a teammate.
"We just had to keep getting better and today we finally had the right game at the right time."
The win means Canada won all five of their games at the event while the US will be looking for revenge as they look to defend their Paralympic title at Sochi 2014.
In the bronze-medal game, Russia toppled the Czech Republic 3-0 to take a spot on the podium at their first World Championships.
Norway finished fifth at the competition, meaning they will join Canada, the United States, Russia and Czech Republic as the teams that qualified for Sochi 2014 at the event.
Italy were sixth, Korea seventh and Sweden eighth, although all can still qualify for the Sochi 2014 if they finish in the top three at the Paralympic qualification tournament later this year.
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