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Bridges, Armstrong pave Canada’s way to playoffs

Billy Bridges of Canada, right, controls the puck during the ice hockey preliminary round game between Canada and Norway at the Gangneung Hockey Centre on Monday at the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada won 8-0.
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Billy Bridges of Canada, right, controls the puck during the ice hockey preliminary round game between Canada and Norway at the Gangneung Hockey Centre on Monday at the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada won 8-0. Thomas Lovelock/OIS/IOC via AP - Submitted

Canada finishes undefeated in pool play, earns berth in semifinals at Paralympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Rob Armstrong and Summerside’s Billy Bridges led the way with two goals apiece and helped Canada's Paralympic hockey team to an 8-0 win over Norway on Monday at the Paralympics in South Korea.

The Canadian finished 3-0 in the preliminary round in Group A and move on the semifinals. Canada will have to wait for the end of prelims on Tuesday to find out the opponent

Armstrong added an assist for a three-point performance, while Brad Bowden, Tyler McGregor, and Liam Hickey had a goal and a helper each.

Dominic Larocque earned the shutout victory, while Kjell Christian Hamar suffered the loss.

Canada outshot Norway 27-5 including 14-0 in the second period, and went 2-for-4 on the power play.

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