The United States claimed the gold medal at the debut Para ice hockey event ©IPC/Flickr

The United States bested arch-rivals Canada to claim the inaugural Para Ice Hockey Women's World Challenge title in Green Bay.

The hosts won all four of their matches on path to victory, which included a comfortable 5-1 triumph over Canada in the final.

Katie Ladlie netted twice in the first four minutes to establish America as the controlling team at the Cornerstone Community Centre.

A Canadian revival was potentially on the cards when Raphaelle Tousignant responded with her fifth goal of the tournament - a competition high - only 90 seconds later to quieten the home crowd.

Nevertheless, Lera Doederlein and Catherine Faherty bagged for the US before the end of the first period to ensure they held all the cards for the remainder of the match.

Catherine Faherty put the cherry on top in the third period as the US cruised to a historic win.

The US' dominance was shown by Canadian goaltender Tracey Arnold being forced into 15 saves compared to the three Hope Bevilhymer, her opposite number, recorded.

"It's probably the greatest feeling in the world right now," Erica McKee, the captain of the US, said after winning gold.

"It's as if we won the Stanley Cup."

The US are also now ranked number one in the world for the men's and women's divisions while Canada sit second in both rankings.

Meanwhile, team world, which represented seven different countries, defeated Britain 5-0 to seal the bronze medal.

Ai Lin Zheng and Rebecca Mann scored two goals each in addition to Cindy Ouellet getting herself onto the scoresheet.