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Marcoux, Brousseau win bronze on the slopes at Paralympics

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The Canadian Press
3/9/2014 1:03:59 PM
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SOCHI, Russia -- Canada won two medals on the slopes and the sledge hockey team continued to roll Sunday at the Sochi Winter Paralympic Games.

Visually-impaired skier Mac Marcoux of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and guide Robin Femy Mont-Tremblant, Que., won their second bronze medal in as many days, finishing third in the super-G. The pair finished with a time of one minute 20.77 seconds.

Teammate Caleb Brousseau of Terrace, B.C., took bronze in the super-G men's sitting division, winning his first career Paralympic medal. Brousseau put down a time of 1:22.05.

In sledge hockey, Adam Dixon scored twice and Dominic Larocque added a goal and an assist Sunday as Canada defeated Norway 4-0.

Anthony Gale and Kevin Rempel added two assists, while Corbin Watson had to make just six saves to get the shutout as Canada improved to 2-0.

Larocque scored on the power play 4:20 into the second period to snap a 0-0 tie. It was his third of the tournament after picking up two goals in Canada's 10-1 victory over Sweden on Saturday.

Dixon, who had two goals and two assists against Sweden, then made it 2-0 with 4:26 to go in the second before making it 3-0 at 1:07 of the third.

Marc Dorion then scored his first of the tournament with 21.8 seconds left in regulation to round out the scoring.

Dixon and Gale both have six points after two games.

Canada has an off-day on Monday before taking on the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

Norway, which defeated Canada in the bronze-medal game at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics, will meet Sweden the same day.

In other results, Calgary skier Kurt Oatway was ninth in the men's sitting division with a time of 1:29.10, and Kirk Schornstein of Spruce Grove, Alta., was 13th in the men's standing category with a time of 1:27.83.

Sitting skier Josh Dueck of Kimberley, B.C., and standing skiers Matt Hallat of Coquitlam, B.C., and Braydon Luscombe of Duncan, B.C., did not finish their runs.

In para-Nordic skiing, Chris Klebl of Canmore, Alta., was the top Canadian, placing sixth in the men's 15-kilometre sit-ski race with a time of 43:06.9.

Quebec City's Sebastien Fortier was 18h at 51:43.3. Yves Bourque of Becancour, Que., was 20th at 55:25.4.

Saskatoon's Colette Bourgonje was the lone Canadian in the women's 12-kilometre sit ski race and finished 13h with a time of 45:50.3.

The para-Nordic events continue on Monday, with 10-time Paralympic medallist Brian McKeever in action.

In wheelchair curling, Canada defeated Sweden 7-4 and now sits 3-0 in round robin play. Canada faces the United States and Norway on Monday.

Mac Marcoux and Robin Femy (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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