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U.S. routs Italy, into IPC World Sled Hockey Championship semifinals

Declan Farmer

SOCHI, RUSSIA - MARCH 13: Declan Farmer of the USA celebrates with Brody Roybal of the USA after scoring a goal during the Ice Sledge Hockey semifinal match between the USA and Canada at the Shayba Arena during day six of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on March 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

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The U.S. completed a perfect run through its group, dumping Italy 7-0 at the IPC World Sled Hockey Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., on Wednesday afternoon.

Declan Farmer scored twice. Josh Pauls, Josh Misiewicz, Kevin McKee, Josh Sweeney and Adam Page also potted goals.

The U.S., which outscored its first three opponents 20-1, will next play Canada, the Czech Republic, Japan or Norway in the semifinals Friday on NBC Sports Live Extra. The final is Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET, live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra.

The Paralympic champion U.S. and defending World champion Canada are both undefeated and could be headed for a showdown in the final.

The U.S.-Italy game will be replayed on NBCSN at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

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DateCoverageNetworkTime (ET)
WednesdayPreliminary Group A – Czech Republic vs. CanadaNBC Sports Live Extra5:30 p.m.
Preliminary Group A – Japan vs. NorwayNBC Sports Live Extra9 p.m.
Preliminary Group B – Italy vs. Team USA *NBCSN10:30 p.m.
ThursdayQualifying Round – TBANBC Sports Live Extra4:30 p.m.
Qualifying Round – TBANBC Sports Live Extra8 p.m.
FridaySemifinal Round – TBANBC Sports Live Extra4:30 p.m.
Semifinal Round – TBANBC Sports Live Extra8 p.m.
Semifinal Round – TBA*NBCSN10:30 p.m.
SaturdayQualifying Round – TBANBC Sports Live Extra4:30 p.m.
Qualifying Round – TBANBC Sports Live Extra8 p.m.
SundayBronze Medal GameNBC Sports Live Extra11 a.m.
Gold Medal GameNBCSN2:30 p.m.

*denotes same-day delay