BUFFALO, N.Y. – Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) made 16 saves and Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) netted a pair of goals as the 2017-18 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team opened the 2018 Border Series with a 2-1 win over Canada here tonight at the HarborCenter.
“A win is a win and there’s a lot we can take away from tonight,” said Guy Gosselin, head coach of the 2017-18 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. “Steve was terrific in net and we saw some key contributions to get us the win. We’ll regroup tomorrow before turning our attention to Saturday.”
The two teams will return to action on Saturday (Feb. 10), when the U.S. travels to Port Colborne, Ontario, for a 3:30 p.m. ET tilt at the Vale Health & Wellness Center. Prior to Saturday’s game, the U.S. will hold a practice from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. here at the HarborCenter.
For the complete game recap, click here.
2018 Border Series – USA vs. Canada
Team USA Schedule – Buffalo, N.Y. & Port Colborne, Ontario – Feb. 6-11
Date Practice/Game Location & Venue Time (ET)
Thurs., Feb. 8 Game vs. Canada Buffalo, N.Y.
HarborCenter W, 2-1
Fri., Feb. 9 Practice Buffalo, N.Y.
HarborCenter 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 10 Game Port Colborne, Ontario
Vale Health & Wellness Center 3:30 p.m.
Notes: For the boxscore, 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. Highlighting the roster is captain Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.); alternate captains Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.) and Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.); and goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) … 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 in Buffalo 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 Bill Samberg (Parker, Colo.).