Four-goal hero Brody Roybal nets during the United States' thrashing of China ©Getty Images

The United States and Canada are set for another gold-medal ice hockey showdown after scoring 22 goals between them in two one-sided semi-finals at the Winter Paralympics in Beijing.

Canada sent out a message of intent to their arch rivals when they thumped South Korea 11-0 only for the US to respond by winning by the same scoreline against hosts China in the other last-four encounter.

It sets up a repeat of the Pyeongchang 2018 final as Canada aim to avenge their 2-1 overtime defeat to the US four years ago.

China have been the surprise package at this year’s tournament having racked up 18 goals in three games in the group stages before beating the Czech Republic 4-3 to advance to the semi-finals.

But they had no answer to the US who were on another level as they stormed into a 4-0 lead in the opening period at the National Indoor Stadium.

Brody Roybal scored the first of his four goals in the opening five minutes, although it came in unconventional style.

Declan Farmer appeared to have lashed home the opener only for replays to show that the puck had been diverted in off Roybal’s head.

Roybal added two more, with the goals coming either side of Joshua Misiewicz’s strike to complete his hat-trick in the first period.

Tyler McGregor scores one of his four goals as Canada thump South Korea 11-0 ©Getty Images
Tyler McGregor scores one of his four goals as Canada thump South Korea 11-0 ©Getty Images

Farmer assisted for all four goals as he played an instrumental role in the dismantling of the Chinese team.

Things were going from bad to worse for China as Misiewicz, Farmer and Malik Jones all netted in quick succession.

Farmer and Joseph Woodke then struck to give the US a 9-0 lead before Roybal grabbed his fourth and Pauls scored the other to complete the demolition job.

The US are looking to win the Para ice hockey title for a fifth time and fourth in succession, but they will be coming up against an in-form Canadian side.

Canada, who last triumphed in the event at Turin 2006, were just as clinical against South Korea at the National Indoor Stadium.

Tyler McGregor was the pick of the scorers with four goals - one more than Billy Bridges who bagged a quick-fire treble.

The other goals came from Liam Hickey, Greg Westlake, Garrett Riley and Anton Jacobs-Webb as Canada swept aside South Korea.

China are due to face South Korea in the bronze medal match tomorrow before the US and Canada meet in the final on Sunday (March 13).