GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Paul Schaus (Buffalo, N.Y.) scored twice and Bo Reichenbach (Billings, Mont.) registered his first world championship shutout as the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team blanked Germany, 9-0, here at the 2017 Para Sled Hockey World Championship in Gangneung, South Korea.
“We faced some adversity in the beginning, but our players pushed through and put in a strong team effort,” said Guy Gosselin, head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. “It’s good to see scoring from all of our lines. We’ll rest up, take care of ourselves tonight and tomorrow and be ready to go for Canada on Monday.”
Team USA (3-0-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) will have an off day tomorrow before facing Canada in a battle of unbeaten on Monday, April 17. Puck drop is slated for 3 p.m. local (2 a.m. ET) at Gangneung Hockey Centre and will be streamed live at Gangneung2017.com.
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 3 p.m./2 a.m.
Tues., April 18 Norway 11 a.m./10 p.m.*
Wed., April 19 Korea 3 p.m./2 a.m.
Thurs., April 20 Fifth-Place Game 11 a.m./10 p.m.*
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: Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.) was named the U.S. Player of the Game … The U.S. outshot Germany, 47-7, went 1-for-6 on the power play and 2-for-2 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.