Trail’s Mike Mondin and Team Canada advanced to the semifinal match at the IPC World Sledge Hockey championship in Goyang, South Korea this week after going 3-0 in Group B of the round-robin tournament.
Brad Bowden scored twice as the Canadian men’s sledge hockey team shut out Korea 5-0 Tuesday.
The win comes after another two-goal performance from Bowden lifted Canada to a 4-3 win over Russia on Sunday and a 5-0 victory against Italy Saturday.
“I don’t care who we play to get there, I just want to get to that gold-medal final this year,” Canadian captain Greg Westlake said.
Bowden leads Canada in scoring in the tournament with five goals and four assists in three games.
Marc Dorion, Adam Dixon and Anthony Gale also scored for Canada in the win over Korea.
Corbin Watson made 10 saves for his second straight shutout at the world championship as Canada outshot South Korea 25-10.
Canada will play the Czech Republic in the semifinal Thursday. The Czechs have arguably one of the best defences and goalie in the world with their only loss, 3-0, coming against a vaunted USA’s offensive juggernaut. The U.S. went 3-0 in Group A beating Sweden and Norway by identical 7-0 scores.
The U.S. will play Russia in the other semifinal Thursday.
The gold-medal game goes Saturday.