Adam Kingsmill of Team Canada is Player of the Game. GETTY IMAGES

Canada’s National Para Hockey Team halted a run of three straight world titles by the United States by defeating them 2-1 Sunday at Calgary's WinSport Arena, winning their first world gold medal on home ice.

Goaltender Adam Kingsmill turned in a sensational performance, making 24 saves and earning Player of the Game honours.

The Canadians wasted no time in scoring at the gold-medal game; Paralympics silver-medalist Dominic Cozzolino tucked in his seventh goal of the tournament off a rebound from a Rob Armstrong shot just 35 seconds into the game, the lone goal of the first period.

"Scoring that early felt amazing. It was our plan to come out and get an early start, but it could have been any one of the guys in our locker room that scored, I was just in the right place at the right time!" Cozzolino told Hockey Canada. 

"We put a lot of pride in selling out to play good defence, and that win is a testament to every guy on our team. This is an amazing feeling; it is what you dream of as a kid. This feels so good right now."

Paralympian Anton Jacobs-Webb doubled the Canadian lead off a behind-the-net feed from captain Tyler McGregor with 5:54 remaining in the second period for the eventual game-winning goal.

"I had the same mindset for every game. Our head coach Russ Herrington has brought us through with a strong mindset, so I think everyone on our team was able to play freely today," Kingsmill said. 

"I did not see the puck very often because my teammates kept blocking shots. They made the game easy for me. I feel great, my whole family is here. I cannot help but smile. I do not have words to sum it all up right now, I think it will take a little while before I can do that."