GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) scored the equalizer with just 37.8 seconds to play in the third period and tallied his second of the game 3:30 into overtime as the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team topped Canada, 2-1, here today to win an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
“This was a tremendous game to have been a part of and something this group will remember forever,” said Guy Gosselin, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. “It was an absolute honor to coach this team and help them finish the mission Coach Sauer started, and that was to ultimately win this Paralympic gold medal.”
The victory marks the first time any nation has won three-straight Paralympic gold medals in sled hockey after the United States won gold at both the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. In six Paralympic Winter Games appearances in sled hockey, the United States has now won four gold medals (2002, 2010, 2014, 2018) 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 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
NOTES: The U.S. outshot Canada, 16-12, went 0-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 … Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) finished as the tournament’s leading goal scorer with 11 goals while his 17 points also led all skaters. With 11 goals, Farmer now shares the U.S. and Paralympic record for most goals scored in a single Paralympic Winter Games, which was set by Sylvester Flis in 2002. In addition, his 14 Paralympic career goals is also a U.S. Paralympic record … Goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) is now a perfect 3-0 in Paralympic gold-medal games with wins 2010, 2014 and 2018 … 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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