Garrett Gintoli scored three goals for the U.S and was named Player of the Game for the Americans in their 6-3 victory over Canada in the gold medal game of the World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships Saturday at the Amherst Northtown Center.
Gintoli scored twice in the second period after the U.S. had taken a 3-1 lead and added his hat trick goal with 3:39 left in the third period.
Peter Gintoli gave the U.S the lead after one period with a score at 17:56. After Canada tied it on a goal by Jason Veilleux, the Americans tallied four unanswered goals for a 5-1 lead. Goals by Veilleux and Andrew Hughes cut the U.S. lead to two before Gintoli closed out the scoring. Veilleux was Canada's Player of the game.
Joseph Lingle made 30 saves for the Americans. Brent Walter had 23 stops for Canada, which had defeated the U.S., 5-2, on Tuesday, the Americans' only loss in five tournament games.