TURIN, Italy — Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.), Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) and Jack Wallace (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) each scored twice to lead the 2017-18 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team past Japan, 9-0, here in the semifinals of the 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey International Tournament at the Palaghiaccio Tazzoli.
“This win was another example of what happens when our guys are focused and working together,” said Guy Gosselin, head coach of the 2017-18 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. “Our time here in Italy has been fantastic, but we came here for a championship and that’s what we expect to accomplish tomorrow.”
The United States (4-0-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) will face Italy in tomorrow’s championship game, which is set for 10 a.m. local time/4 a.m. ET. The game marks the team’s 12th straight berth in the championship game of a major international event.
For the complete game recap, click here.
2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey International Tournament
Team USA Schedule – Turin, Italy – Jan. 22-27 – Palaghiaccio Tazzoli
Date Opponent (POG) Round Time/Result (Local/ET)
Mon., Jan. 22 Italy
Nikko Landeros Round Robin W, 6-0
Tues., Jan. 23 Japan
Brody Roybal Round Robin W, 8-0
Wed., Jan. 24 Norway
Josh Misiewicz Round Robin W, 8-0
Fri., Jan. 26 Japan
Declan Farmer Semifinal W, 9-0
Sat., Jan. 27 Italy Championship Game 10:00 a.m./4:00 a.m.
NOTES: Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla) was named the U.S. Player of the Game … For the complete game stats, click here … Deloitte, Labatt USA and Toyota are proud sponsors of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team … The 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team was announced on Jan. 1, 2018, and 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 2017-18 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team and 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 in his first season as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team and third stint overall with the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. Joining Gosselin behind the bench is assistant coach David Hoff (Bottineau, N.D.) while additional U.S. staff members include team physician Mike Uihlein (Grafton, Wis.), athletic trainer Mike Cortese (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and equipment manager Joel Isaacson (Houghton, Mich.).