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US Defeats Japan, 10-0, To Open 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) netted a hat trick and eight different players scored as the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team in its first preliminary round game of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

“We were extremely focused for 45 minutes and played a good hockey game,” said Guy Gosselin, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. “We moved the puck and communicated really well. This is a great start, but we need to stay focused with a game against the Czech Republic in less than 24 hours.”

The United States (1-0-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) will return to Paralympic action tomorrow, March 12, when it takes on the Czech Republic in its second preliminary round game. Puck drop at Gangneung Hockey Center is slated for 12 p.m. local time, making it an 11 p.m. ET puck drop on March 11 back in the United States. The contest will be televised live on NBCSN, in addition being streamed live on NBCOlympics.com.

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

Japan
Preliminary W, 10-0 NBCSN
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Mon., March 12 Czech Republic
Preliminary 12:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m. (March 11) NBCSN
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Tues., March 13 South Korea
Preliminary 12:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m. (March 12) NBCSN
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Thurs., March 15 TBD
Semifinal 12:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m. (March 14) NBCSN
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Fri., March 17 TBD
Bronze-Medal Game 12:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m. (March 16) NBCSN
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Sat., March 18 TBD
Gold-Medal Game 12:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m. (March 17) NBCSN
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NOTES: The U.S. outshot Japan, 24-2, went 1-for-2 on the power play and finished 1-for-1 on the penalty kill. For complete game statistics, click here … 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.

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