Amid its run as a world power, Team Canada — which took gold at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games and the 2008 World Championships — owned the initial five years of the rivalry, claiming 19 of the first 23 Border Series meetings.

The U.S. found revenge outside the series when it defeated Canada in overtime of a semifinal matchup at the 2009 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Joshua Hargis (left) scored the game-winning goal in the Para Hockey Cup Championship in December. The 2-1 win was one of two the U.S. has over Canada already this season. Photo Courtesy of USA Hockey