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The United States shut out Canada 3-0 in the world para hockey championship Wednesday to hand the host country its first loss of the tournament.

The U.S. capped the preliminary round 3-0, while Canada dropped to 2-1.

Brody Roybal, Jack Wallace and Travis Dodson with an empty-net goal scored for the U.S.

American goalie Jack Lee stopped all nine shots he faced, while Canadian counterpart Dominic Larocque turned away 14 of 16 in the loss.

The Americans extended their win streak against Canada to 12 consecutive games dating back to October 2021.

The U.S. is the reigning world and Paralympic champion.

The Americans beat Canada 5-0 in last year’s Paralympic final in Beijing.

The U.S. also defeated Canada 5-1 in the 2021 world final in Ostrava, Czechia.

In other games Wednesday, China beat Germany 7-0 and Italy defeated Norway 3-1.

Thursday is a day off for all teams ahead of Friday’s quarterfinals in Moose Jaw, Sask.

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