Summerside’s Billy Bridges had two assists to help Canada to a 3-1 victory over the Czech Republic at the Four Nations sledge hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia.
Greg Westlake opened the scoring for Canada in the first period. Pavel Kubes tied it 48 seconds into the third period.
Kevin Rempel restored Canada’s lead five minutes later and Ben Delaney had the insurance marker midway through the period.
All the goals except Delaney’s were scored on the power play.
Canada outshot the Czechs 26-3, including 17-0 in the first period.
Canada plays Norway today at 8 p.m. Atlantic. It concludes the round robin Thursday at 10 a.m. against Russia.
The semifinal takes places Saturday with the final Sunday.