LONDON, Ont. – Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) scored twice and Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.) added a goal and an assist as the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team edged Canada, 4-1, to to maintain its perfect start here at the 2018 Para Hockey Cup.
“It’s good to get a hard-fought win like this in this environment here early in the season,” said David Hoff (Bottineau, N.D.), head coach of the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. “We started well but let the game get away from us a bit. I’m happy with how we came together as a team and rebounded in the latter half of the game to get the win.”
With the win, the U.S. improves to 3-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) and has secured a spot in Saturday’s (Dec. 8) championship game against Canada. Team USA will close preliminary round action tomorrow (Dec. 7) against South Korea. Puck drop for that game is set for 12:00 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on HockeyTV.com while Saturday’s championship tilt will be played at 4:00 p.m. ET.
2018 Para Hockey Cup • Team USA Schedule
Dec. 3-8 – London, Ontario – Western Fair Sports Centre
Date Opponent Time (ET) Broadcast
Mon., Dec. 3 Canada W, 3-0 HockeyTV.com
Tues., Dec. 4 South Korea W, 9-0 HockeyTV.com
Thurs., Dec. 6 Canada W, 4-1 HockeyTV.com
Fri., Dec. 7 South Korea 12:00 p.m. HockeyTV.com
Sat., Dec. 8 Championship Game 4:00 p.m. TBD
NOTES: Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) was named the U.S. Player of the Game … The U.S. outshot Canada, 16-6, while finishing 0-for-4 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill … Deloitte, Labatt USA and Toyota are proud sponsors of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team … Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.), director of sled national teams for USA Hockey, is serving as the general manager of the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team … David Hoff (Bottineau, N.D.), USA Hockey’s Northern Plains District Coach-In-Chief and assistant coach of last year’s gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, is in his first season as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team .