HIGHLIGHTS: Canada v South Korea | 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships

Canada escaped with a 2-0 victory over the host nation on Saturday (15 April) to keep its perfect record in tact through four days of play at the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Gangneung, South Korea. The three-time world champions have yet to concede a goal in the tournament, as Corbin Watson fended off the puck five times against South Korea while recording his 26th career shutout, which moves him past 2006 Paralympic champion netminder Paul Rosen for the most shutouts in team history. The first period of the matchup was full of high-pressure situations, with Jong-Kyung Lee’s successful shot on the net with 4:55 to go in the frame immediately being ruled a no goal because his teammate was in the goal crease at the time, causing interference. With 26.5 seconds remaining in the period, alternate captain Tyler McGregor connected for a score on a no-look pass from four-time Paralympian Billy Bridges to give Canada the early 1-0 lead. Dominic Cozzolino, making his World Championship debut at 22 years of age, scored on an open net with nine seconds remaining in the second period, assisted by Brad Bowden and McGregor. South Korea’s Mang-yun Yu recorded 30 saves on the day, playing all 45 minutes in the game.