A finalist for the Olympic/Paralympic Team of the Month, the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team defeated Canada, 3-2, in overtime to avenge a preliminary round overtime loss and claim the 2016 World Sled Hockey Challenge in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. After outscoring opponents 16-6 in the preliminary round, Team USA edged Russia, 2-1, in the semifinals to advance to the championship game against host Canada. In the championship game, the U.S. outshot Canada, 26-18, including 10-0 in overtime before Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.) scored to give Team USA its second consecutive title in the event and third in the last four tries.
Overall, Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) led the tournament in goals (7) and points (13), Kevin McKee (Chicago, Ill.) ranked first in assists (8) and Josh Pauls led all tournament defensemen in points with eight (3-5). As a team, the U.S. allowed the fewest shots on goal (60) while its penalty kill was a perfect 10-for-10 in the tournament.