COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team will be featured in a one-hour documentary entitled "Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey," that will debut Monday (Feb. 24) on PBS. The program follows Team USA across North America as it prepares to defend its 2010 Paralympic gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Additionally, the show will be available online in its entirety beginning Feb. 25.
The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games will take place March 7-16 in Sochi, Russia. All U.S. games will be streamed live at TeamUSA.org. NBC and NBC Sports Network will also have Paralympics coverage.
The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team is currently training at Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, N.C., through Feb. 22. Final preparation for the Paralympics will take place in Colorado Springs, Colo., with Team USA holding practices on Feb. 26-27, before embarking for Sochi Feb. 28.
Seventeen players were named to the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team last December. Seven players return from the 2010 U.S. squad that captured the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. The list includes goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.), who was named the top goaltender of the 2010 Paralympic Games after not allowing a single goal in five games, and defenseman Taylor Chace (Hampton Falls, N.H.), who was named the best defenseman in Vancouver. Additional Paralympic veterans include defensemen Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.) and Andy Yohe (Bettendorf, Iowa); and forwards Taylor Lipsett (Plano, Texas), Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.), Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.) and Greg Shaw (Merritt Island, Fla.). Cash, Chace, Lipsett and Yohe also earned bronze medals at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.
Fifteen players on the Paralympic roster were members of the 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team that garnered the silver medal at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Sled Hockey World Championship. That list includes Tyler Carron (Fort Collins. Colo.), Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.), Jen Lee (San Francisco, Calif.), Dan McCoy (Cheswick, Pa.), Kevin McKee (Davenport, Iowa), Rico Roman (Portland, Ore.), Paul Schaus (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Josh Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.), in addition to Cash, Chace, Landeros, Lipsett, Page, Pauls and Shaw.
NOTES: Team USA's captain is Andy Yohe, while its alternate captains are Taylor Chace and Josh Sweeney ... The youngest player on the roster is Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.), who turned 15-years old in May and is making his debut on a U.S. National Team. Declan Farmer turned 16 years old in November ... The oldest player on the squad is Andy Yohe at 35-years old ... Four members of the team have served in the U.S. military. Jen Lee is active duty in the U.S. Army. Rico Roman is a U.S. Army veteran, while Paul Schaus and Josh Sweeney served in the U.S. Marine Corps ... Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.), director of sled and inline national teams for USA Hockey, is serving as the general manager of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team ... Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.) is in his third season as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team ... Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.), American Development Model regional manager for USA Hockey, is in his third season as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team ... Additional staff members include team physician Mike Uihlein (Grafton, Wis.), athletic trainer Mike Cortese (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and equipment manager Joel Isaacson (Houghton, Mich.).
|Sat., March 8||7:30 a.m.||Italy|
|Sun., March 9||8:30 a.m.||South Korea|
|Tues., March 11||8:30 a.m.||Russia|
|Wed., March 12||TBD||5th - 8th Placement Games|
|Thurs., March 13||TBD||Semifinals|
|Fri., March 14||TBD||5th-Place & 7th-Place Games|
|Sat., March 15||TBD||Gold Medal & Bronze Medal Games|