The US and Canada drew the two-game series ©Getty Images

Paralympic and world champions the United States and Canada shared the spoils in a two-game Para ice hockey series in Maryland.

Hosts the US levelled the series with a convincing 4-1 win in the second match at Centene Community Ice Center.

The opening game, played on Friday (October 29), finished 4-2 to Canada.

Anton Jacobs-Webb, Zach Lavin, Liam Hickey and James Dunn were on target for the Canadians.

It was the first time the two had met since the US beat Canada to retain their title at the World Para Ice Hockey Championship in Ostrava in June.

The US denied Canada a series victory by sweeping aside their arch-rivals in the second clash.

Jack Wallace, Noah Grove, Malik Jones and Brody Roybal scored in a confident performance from the US.

"The series gives us a good sense of where we are at with our team, but also as individuals and how our guys are matching up [with the Americans]," said Canada head coach Ken Babey.

"We are playing against the defending Paralympic champions and world champions, and they are the measuring stick for us. 

"We learned a lot about our team this week, but we still have some work to do when we get back home to Canada."