GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) tallied five points and Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) scored three times as the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team beat host Korea, 8-0, in its final preliminary round game of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. With the win, the United States (3-0-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) advances to Thursday’s semifinal round, where it will face Italy.
“There was a lot of energy in our locker room prior to the game and I knew we were ready,” said Guy Gosselin, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. “We came out and had a really good opening period where we used our speed and moved the puck effectively. Hopefully after a day off we’ll come back energized and play like we did in the first period in Thursday’s semifinal.”
Puck drop for Thursday’s semifinal game at Gangneung Hockey Centre is slated for 8 p.m. local time, making it a 7 a.m. ET start back in the United States. Television coverage is to be determined, but the contest will be 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
Mon., March 12 Czech Republic
Tues., March 13 South Korea
Thurs., March 15 Italy
Semifinal 8 p.m./7 a.m. TBD
Fri., March 17 TBD
Bronze-Medal Game 12:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m. (March 16) NBCSN
Sat., March 18 TBD
Gold-Medal Game 12:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m. (March 17) NBCSN
NOTES: The U.S. outshot Korea, 24-4, went 2-for-6 on the power play and finished 4-for-4 on the penalty kill. For complete game statistics, click here … Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) has a tournament best eight goals and 13 points while Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) ranks second in each category with seven goals and 11 points … 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.