TURIN, Italy — Josh Misiewicz (La Grange, Ill.) scored three goals and Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) added a pair of tallies to help the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team capture the 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey International Tournament with a 6-0 shutout win over host Italy.
“It’s always fun to win,” said Guy Gosselin, head coach of the 2017-18 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. “As a whole, we accomplished everything we wanted to both on and off the ice here in Italy. Now, we’ll go back to Chicago and rest up before we turn our focus to the Border Series with Canada in February and, ultimately, the Paralympics in March.”
The United States went a perfect 5-0 in tournament play while not allowing a single goal in tournament play. The victory marked the team’s eighth international championship in its last nine events dating back to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
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2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey International Tournament
Team USA Schedule – Turin, Italy – Jan. 22-27 – Palaghiaccio Tazzoli
Date Opponent Round Result U.S. Player of Game
Mon., Jan. 22 Italy Round Robin W, 6-0 Nikko Landeros
Tues., Jan. 23 Japan Round Robin W, 8-0 Brody Roybal
Wed., Jan. 24 Norway Round Robin W, 8-0 Josh Misiewicz
Fri., Jan. 26 Japan Semifinal W, 9-0 Declan Farmer
Sat., Jan. 27 Italy Championship Game W, 6-0 Josh Misiewicz
NOTES: Josh Misiewicz (La Grange, Ill.) 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.).