The 2019 Sled Series between the U.S. and Canada closes today at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, North Carolina. Puck drop is slated for 4 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on HockeyTV.com.
SERIES VS. CANADA
Since the 2014-15 season, the two teams have met 22 times, with the U.S. posting a 14-3-1-4 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record. All-time, the teams have met on 94 occasions with Team USA holding a 28-10-8-47-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T). A year ago, the two teams met in the gold-medal game of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games where Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) scored with 30 seconds in regulation and tallied again 3:30 into overtime to give the U.S. an unprecedented third-straight Paralympic gold medal.
LAST GAME: USA 3, CAN 4
Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) registered a goal and an assist and five other players tallied a point but the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team fell to Canada, 4-3, here today in its first game of the 2019 Sled Series in Indian Trail, North Carolina.
"I thought we played real well at times, but it wasn't enough and credit to Canada for capitalizing on their chances," said David Hoff, head coach of the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. "It was one of those back-and-forth games that could've gone either way and unfortunately we ended up on the losing end. We'll regroup tonight and turn our attention towards a real strong finish tomorrow."
For the full game recap, click here.
2019 TOYOTA-USA HOCKEY DISABLED HOCKEY FESTIVAL
The largest disabled event of its kind and one of USA Hockey's most significant events each season, the 2019 Toyota-USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Festival begins next week in Wesley Chapel, Florida, and will encompass two weekends (March 28-31, April 4-7) for the second straight year. USA Hockey, in partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida, is hosting the Festival in Florida for the first time. For more details, click here.
2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship will be held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, from April 27-May 4. Taking place for the 10th time, the United States will enter the event seeking its fourth gold-medal after claiming the 2009, 2012 and 2015 world championships. This is the second time the tournament will take place in Ostrava, where the United States captured its inaugural world championship gold medal in 2009.