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Pauls scores in OT as U.S. tops Canada for gold at world sledge hockey challenge

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — Josh Pauls scored 7:31 into overtime to lift the United States to a 3-2 victory over Canada on Saturday for the gold medal at the world sledge hockey challenge.

Brody Roybal and Declan Farmer had a goal and two assists apiece for the Americans, who took a 2-0 lead before Canada stormed back to tie the game. Pauls added a helper for a two-point outing.

Canadians Brad Bowden and Ben Delaney scored three minutes apart early in the third period to even the score. Delaney also assisted on Bowden's goal and Adam Dixon had two helpers.

American goaltender Steve Cash stopped 16 shots for the win.

Canada's Corbin Watson made 23 saves, including a few big ones in overtime. The Canadian team did not register a shot on goal in the extra period.

The U.S. was 1 for 2 on the power play while Canada failed to score on its only chance with the man advantage.

The Canadian Press

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