page contents
skip navigation
Home Players & Parents Coaches Officials Team USA Membership Safety About Help

Taking Notes On Team USA

01/30/2013, 9:30am MST
By Jeff Hawkins

NDIAN TRAIL, N.C. – As he drilled the U.S. National Sled Hockey squad through workouts at the 2012 International Paralympic Committee Sled Hockey World Championships in Hamar, Norway, coach Jeff Sauer noticed a swarm of amateur scouts diligently examining his work.

South Korean coaches and players watched. They shot video. They took notes. They were attempting to learn from the Americans — and gain a competitive edge.

“They were trying to get all of our secrets,” Sauer said Tuesday. “As a team, they came to every one of our practices. They are fairly new to the sport and trying to catch up.

“I was impressed with their diligence.”

As South Korea puts in extra time studying the habits of the powerhouse U.S. team, a seed of an international rivalry is taking root.

Team USA claimed a gold medal after handling upstart Korea in the final of last year’s world championships. For South Korea, it was the program’s first silver medal.

...Continue reading at

Related News

Most Popular Articles

Roster Announced for 2016 U18 Women's Worlds

11/25/2015, 2:00pm MST

IIHF Event Takes Place Jan. 8-15 at Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario

Two Players Added to U.S. Junior Select Team Roster

11/25/2015, 10:30am MST

FASTHockey to Stream All Tournament Games; Championship Game on TSN

Thanksgiving Tournaments: Eat for Peak Performance

11/25/2015, 8:30am MST
By Jayson Hron - USA Hockey

Fuel hockey bodies properly for this weekend's busy activities

Tag(s): News & Features