The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team topped Korea, 8-0, behind two-goal performances from Kevin McKee (Chicago, Ill.) and Jack Wallace (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) and an eight-save shutout effort by Steve Cash(Overland, Mo.). Wallace received player of the game honors as six U.S. players registered at least one goal. The win was Team USA’s eighth straight in World Sled Hockey Challenge play, dating back to the 2016 (Jan.) WSHC.
Reflecting on the 8-0 victory over Korea, head coach Guy Gosselin said, ““This was a great team win to get the season started. I think we had contributions from everybody. There was a lot of nervous energy in the locker room but they waent out made a pass, got a hit, took a shot, got into it right away and I think they playe the full 45. We were able to dictate our style of play and we’ll look for this team effort to carry over.”
NATIONAL TEAM MILESTONES
The victory over Korea saw multiple U.S. players claim personal milestones. In his national team debut, Travis Dodson (Deming, N.M.) registered one assist while Jack Wallace (Franklin Lakes, N.J.), in his second season with Team USA, registered his first multi-goal game.
UP NEXT: ITALY
Team USA (1-0-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) returns to WSHC action tomorrow when it faces Italy. Puck drop is set for 12 p.m. local time/11 a.m. ET and will be streamed live on HockeyTV.com.