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USA beat Canada 5-1 in World Hockey Championship final

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Travis Dodson, Josh Pauls and David Eustace also scored for the United States, which claimed a fifth championship title and ninth medal. Jack Wallace was a partner in three goals.

Billy Bridges was the only top scorer for Canada, which defeated the Americans 2-1 in the preliminary matches.

It was the replay of the 2019 final, which the United States won 3-2 in overtime. The 2020 tournament has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier on Saturday, Russia crushed South Korea 7-0 to win the bronze medal.

The top five teams in the tournament qualified for the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games. The Czech Republic beat Norway 2-1 on Friday to finish fifth.

Farmer opened the scoring at 7:28 in the first round in the power game. Dodson doubled the mark after a few minutes.

Bridges closed the lead 2-1 with less than a minute left in the first half.

Paul also took advantage of the power play in the second period to get the Americans back to top two. Farmer added a goal in the final moments of the clash.

Eustace sealed the match result in the last twenties.

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