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U.S. National Developmental Sled Team Sweeps Canada

By, 01/27/14, 1:15PM MST


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team swept a three-game series against the Canadian National Sled Development Team last weekend (Jan. 22-24) at Western Fair Sports Centre in London, Ontario.

The U.S. won the opener vs. Canada, 2-1, in overtime on Wednesday (Jan. 22). Josh Misiewicz (Lagrange, Ill.) scored the game-tying goal in the third period and notched the game-winner early in overtime. On Thursday (Jan. 23), Team USA built a 3-0 lead on goals by Vlad Lundquist (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Tim Jones (Montephram, N.J.) and Chris Douglas (Saint Cloud, Fla.) en route to a 3-1 victory. The U.S. won the Friday (Jan. 24) finale, 2-1, in a shootout. Dan McDevitt (Abington, Pa.) scored a second-period goal and all three U.S. shooters tallied in the shootout. Goaltender Kyle Huckaby (Port Author, Texas) backstopped Team USA in all three wins. He stopped 33-of-36 shots faced.

NOTES: For the complete U.S. National Developmental Sled Team roster, click here ... 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 ... The U.S. National Developmental Sled Team heads to Indian Trail, N.C., Feb. 20-23, to help the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team prepare for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia ... The final event of the season for the U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team will be a three-game series against Canada April 14-19 in Indian Trail, N.C.

2014 Series vs. Canada

Date Opponent Result
Wed., Jan. 22 Canada W, 2-1 (ot)
Thurs., Jan. 23 Canada W, 3-1
Fri., Jan. 24 Canada W, 2-1 (so)