GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.) scored three goals and Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) added a pair as the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team beat Italy, 10-1, in the semifinals of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. With the win, the United States (4-0-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) advances to the gold medal game on Sunday (March 18), where it will face Canada.
“Our focus was to not look past this game and we didn’t,” said Guy Gosselin, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. “We brought a lot of energy and moved the puck well again. We’ll enjoy this win tonight and get back on the ice tomorrow as we get ready for Canada and the ultimate goal of a gold medal on Sunday.”
Puck drop for Sunday’s game at Gangneung Hockey Center is slated for 12 p.m. local time, making it an 11 p.m. ET puck drop on March 17 back in the United States. The contest will be televised live on NBCSN and also streamed live on NBCOlympics.com. The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team is seeking its third-straight Paralympic gold medal after winning gold at both the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. In five Paralympic Winter Games, the United States has won three gold medals (2002, 2010, 2014) and one bronze medal (2006).
For the complete game recap, click here.
PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games
Team USA Schedule – Gangneung, South Korea – March 11-18 – Gangneung Hockey Center
Date Opponent & Round Time (Local/ET)/Result Broadcast
Sun., March 11
Mon., March 12 Czech Republic
Tues., March 13 South Korea
Thurs., March 15 Italy
NBCSN (Tape Delay)
Sun., March 18 Canada
Gold-Medal Game 12:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m. (March 17) NBCSN
NOTES: The U.S. outshot Italy, 33-4, went 3-for-7 on the power play and finished 1-for-8 on the penalty kill. For complete game statistics, click here … Sunday’s gold-medal game will mark the first time the United States and Canada meet in the gold-medal game in a Paralympic Winter Games … With 10 goals thus far, Brody Roybal is one goal shy of tying the U.S. and Paralympic records for most goals in a single Paralympic Winter Games, which was set by Sylvester Flis in 2002 … Declan Farmer (1 goal tonight) and Brody Roybal (2 goals tonight) now share the U.S. record for most career goals by a U.S. player in Paralympic history with 12 tallies in nine games each …. Deloitte, Labatt USA and Toyota are proud sponsors of the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team … The 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team was announced on Jan. 1, 2018, and its full 17-player roster can be seen here … Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.), director of sled national teams for USA Hockey, is serving as the general manager of the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team … Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.), a two-time U.S. Olympian (1988, 1992) and USA Hockey’s regional manager of the American Development Model, is head coach of Team USA … USA Hockey’s international council, chaired by Gavin Regan (Potsdam, N.Y.), vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for the U.S. Paralympic team.