GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) and Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) and each scored three goals as the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team shut out Norway, 6-0, here at the 2017 Para Sled Hockey World Championship in Gangneung, South Korea.
“Coming into a game when you had a big win the night before is tough to fight through, but our guys did,” said Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.), head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. “Korea has a good team and we’re playing in their home country, so we need to be mentally prepared and ready to go right from the puck drop tomorrow.”
Team USA (5-0-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) will close preliminary tomorrow against host, Korea. Puck drop is slated for 3 p.m. local (2 a.m. ET) at at Gangneung Hockey Centre and will be streamed live at Gangneung2017.com. Already guaranteed a place in a medal game, a victory in tomorrow’s game will assure Team USA a spot in the gold-medal game Thursday (April 20) at 7 p.m. local (6 a.m. ET).returns to action tomorrow when it faces Norway.
For the complete game recap, click here.
U.S. 2017 Para Sled Hockey World Championship Schedule
Date Opponent Local/ET
Thurs., April 13 Sweden W, 7-0
Fri., April 14 Italy W, 9-1
Sat., April 15 Germany W, 9-0
Mon., April 17 Canada W, 2-1
Tues., April 18 Norway W, 6-0
Wed., April 19 Korea 3 p.m./2 a.m.
Thurs., April 20 Bronze-Medal Game 3 p.m./2 a.m.
Gold-Medal Game 7 p.m./6 a.m.
*Game takes place prior day in U.S.
NOTES: Tyler Carron (Johnstown, Colo.) was named the U.S. Player of the Game … The U.S. outshot Norway, 32-0, went 0-for-4 on the power play and finished 1-for-1 on the penalty kill. For complete statistics, click here … Labatt USA is a proud sponsor of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team … The 2017 IPC Sled Hockey World Championship is doubling as a test event for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games and the top five teams will automatically qualify for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. … Team USA, the tournament’s defending champion, seeks back-to-back gold medals in the event for the second time (2009, 2012) … Among the 17 players representing Team USA, 12 were members of the 2015 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team that won the 2015 IPC Sled Hockey World Championship. For the complete 2016-17 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team roster, click here … Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.), director of inline and sled hockey national teams for USA Hockey, is the general manager of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. Joining national team head coach Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.) behind the bench is assistant coach David Hoff (Bottineau, N.D.). Additional team staff members include athletic trainer Mike Cortese (Boynton Beach, Fla.), assistant coach Mike Sertich (Duluth, Minn.), equipment manager Joel Isaacson (Houghton, Mich.), and team physician Mike Uihlein (Grafton, Wis.). Cortese, Isaacson, and Uihlein have been staff members for the past four seasons.