INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. - Vlad Lundquist (Colorado Springs, Colo.) scored late in the third period to give the U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team a 1-0 triumph over the Canadian Development Team here today at Extreme Ice Center. Goaltenders Bo Reichenbach (Bethesda, Md.) and Kyle Huckaby (Port Author, Texas) shared the shutout.
This weekend, Team USA won games two and three of the three-game series after Canada took the opener in a shootout. For the season, the U.S. National Developmental Team won five of six games against its Canadian counterpart.
Reichenbach turned aside five shots in the opening period and another five in the first half of the second period to finish with 10 saves. Huckaby stopped both of the shots he faced in 22 minutes of action.
Lundquist tallied the game's only goal with 3:32 left in regulation. Following a goalmouth scramble, Josh Misiewicz (Lagrange, Ill.) knocked the puck across the crease for Lundquist to tap into the net.
NOTES: Mike MacMillan (Buffalo, Minn.), USA Hockey's National Coach-in-Chief, is the head coach of the U.S. National Developmental Sled Team ... Former U.S. Paralympic Team members Kip St. Germaine (East Falmouth, Mass.) and Mike Blabac (Hamburg, N.Y.) serve as associate head coach and assistant coach, respectively ... Jeremy Kennedy (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey manager of membership and disabled hockey, is the general manager.
Starting with the upcoming season, USA Hockey is launching a new online curriculum in our Officiating Education Program. In addition to the standard registration requirements, including application, open and closed book testing and attendance at a USA Hockey Officiating Seminar, every official must complete the online material prior to receiving their card and crest for 2014-15.
The online curriculum is designed to enhance educational experience with accurate and consistent officiating information. The online modules will be broken down into three categories. The first two requirements will include general and level-specific presentations. The third category will have elective courses from a variety of topics such as positioning, procedures, penalty criteria and the mental game. These electives will be level-specific and allow you to hone your officiating skills in areas you select.
The length of each presentation will vary depending on content and focus. The majority of the presentations will fall in the 5- to 10-minute range, followed by a short quiz reviewing the content. The entire online curriculum will take 3-5 hours to complete, depending on the level of the official. The in-person seminar each official will be required to attend will be abbreviated and designed to supplement the material presented in the online curriculum.
Instructions on accessing the online seminar will be sent to you upon receiving your USA Hockey application. The curriculum will be accessed through your USAHockey.com profile and can be completed at your leisure, meaning you can log out and log back in to pick up where you left off. Some presentations are designed to be viewed before attending the seminar as a means to improve the overall seminar experience. These will be highlighted for your consideration.
Officials will find this new system to be beneficial and it will make your overall USA Hockey experience a more valuable one. Let’s get the season off to a great start!