Hickey, Bridges lead Canada to 7-0 win over Italy at para hockey worlds

Canada downs Italy 7-0 at para hockey worlds

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of — Liam Hickey and Billy Bridges each had two goals and two assists as Canada remained undefeated at the 2017 IPC World Para Hockey Championship with a 7-0 win over Italy on Thursday.

Canada has won its first two games at the tournament by a combined score of 16-0. The Canadians downed Norway 9-0 on Wednesday.

Greg Westlake added two goals for Canada, which also got a goal from Corbyn Smith.

Corbin Watson made two saves to pick up the shutout.

Santino Stillitano and Gabriele Araudo combined to make 27 saves for Italy.

“It’s been a good start to the tournament for the guys,” Hickey said. “We wanted a strong start and that’s what we’ve done so far. We have chemistry now as a team, that’s working really well, especially with my linemates, of course Billy  and (Ben) Delaney have been great so far, and it’s good to play with them.”

Canada next meets Sweden on Friday.

This is the first world championship to take place since the International Paralympic Committee rebranded the sport from sledge hockey to para hockey in November.

The Canadian Press

Just Posted

Work begins on new Sooke library

VIRL hopes to have ‘shovels in the ground’ this spring

UPDATED: Emergency crews rescue pregnant woman from Mount Finlayson

Emergency crews from Langford and Metchosin responding

EMCS senior boys basketball team loses to end season

Wolverines lose 71-51 against Stelly’s Secondary

Victoria police pay special attention to domestic violence

Workshop for officers and others shows how domestic abuse trauma impacts for a long time

A work of art for real estate golden anniversary

Three generations of Zieglers and 50 years of real estate

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Lottery will help save children’s lives

Each ticket gets you a chance to win a lot of money, while helping a lot of kids

B.C. RCMP officer officially cleared in car wash shooting incident

A report found the Salmon Arm officer fired 14 bullets at the man’s truck

Wounded Warrior Run stops in Port McNeill

For Jacqueline Zweng, the Wounded Warrior Run is a personal matter.

Interest in Canadian Armed Forces remains high

Canada seeks about 5,000 recruits each year for its regular forces of about 68,000

Rules reviewed to keep drug money out of B.C. real estate

Investigator looking at loans as well as casinos, David Eby says

Tahsis mayor Jude Schooner succumbs to sudden heart attack

Flags are flying at half mast in the Village of Tahsis after… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. deer caught obeying traffic signs

A herd of deer in Fernie, B.C. is getting attention online after stopping for a stop sign

Most Read