Canada collects second win at 2023 World Para Ice Hockey Championships

Canadian Paralympic Committee

May 31, 2023

Closer than expected match with Czechia


MOOSE JAW, Sask. – Adam Dixon scored the game winning goal in the third period as Canada defeated Czechia 2-1 on Tuesday night at the 2023 World Para Ice Hockey Championships.

With the victory, the Canadians have two wins and no losses in the preliminary round. They are tied for top spot with the U.S. in Pool A. The Canadians face their archrivals on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. local (7 p.m. ET), to close out their preliminary schedule. The game can be watched live on

“We obviously didn’t have the start or the game we wanted, but we can be proud of our effort and proud of battling through,’’ said Dixon, from Midland, Ont. ‘’We watched Czechia’s first game; they move the puck well, they’re fast and they’re a very good hockey team. We can’t be surprised by the effort they put out there tonight.”

Team Canada captain Tyler McGregor opened the scoring at the 9:35 mark in the first period. But Radek Zelinka tied it early in the second on a power play. McGregor assisted on the winner with a perfect pass to Dixon and was also named the player of the game.

In other games, the Americans defeated South Korea 9-0 while in pool B play Italy edged Germany 1-0 in a shootout.

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