LONDON, Ont. – Luke McDermott (Westerlo, N.Y.) scored two goals and eight other U.S. players registered at least one point as the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team defeated South Korea, 9-0, in its second game of the 2018 Para Hockey Cup.
“We got contributions across the board tonight and overcame some early adversity to get another quality win,” said David Hoff (Bottineau, N.D.), head coach of the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. “This was our goal at the start, to come in and skate our way to back-to-back wins. We’ll use the day off tomorrow to take care of ourselves, watch some video and get ready to face Canada again on Thursday.”
The U.S. (2-0-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) will return to tournament action on Thursday (Dec. 6) when it faces Canada. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. ET at Western Fair Sports Centre and will be streamed live on HockeyTV.com.
For the full game recap, click here.
2018 Para Hockey Cup • Team USA Schedule
Dec. 3-8 – London, Ontario – Western Fair Sports Centre
Date Opponent Time (ET)/Result Broadcast
Mon., Dec. 3 Canada W, 3-0 HockeyTV.com
Tues., Dec. 4 South Korea W, 9-0 HockeyTV.com
Thurs., Dec. 6 Canada 7:00 p.m. HockeyTV.com
Fri., Dec. 7 South Korea 12:00 p.m. HockeyTV.com
Sat., Dec. 8 Championship Game 4:00 p.m. TBD
NOTES: Luke McDermott (Westerlo, N.Y.) was named the U.S. Player of the Game … The U.S. outshot South Korea, 31-4, while finishing 0-for-2 on the power play … For complete game statistics, click here … Deloitte, Labatt USA and Toyota are proud sponsors of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team … Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.), director of sled national teams for USA Hockey, is serving as the general manager of the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team … David Hoff (Bottineau, N.D.), USA Hockey’s Northern Plains District Coach-In-Chief and assistant coach of last year’s gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, is in his first season as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team .
(Photo Janet Schultz)