The 2018 USA Hockey Warrior Classic, presented by Terry Fator, kicks off today here at City National Arena in Las Vegas. Headlining today's action will be Terry Fator singing the National Anthem and taking part in a ceremonial faceoff at 8pm PT. For a look at today's schedule, including practice times for the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team that are open to the public, see below.
THE EVENT: The USA Hockey Warrior Classic, presented by Terry Fator, is one of USA Hockey's newest disabled hockey events. Taking place for the third time, the event annually brings together teams from across the country competing in one of USA Hockey's fastest growing disabled hockey disciplines, Warrior Hockey. The discipline is dedicated to injured and disabled U.S. Military Veterans who have served our country and play the sport of ice hockey.
HOW TO WATCH: Fans can attend all games free of charge while live streaming by HockeyTV will be available at USAHockey.HockeyTV.com.
FATOR MEETS TEAMS: Last night, participating teams in this year's 2018 USA Hockey Warrior Classic, presented by Terry Fator, as well as the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, attended Terry Fator's show and took part in a meet and greet afterward. During the meet and greet, Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey, presented Terry with a USA Hockey jersey, which was followed by Terry personally welcoming players, coaches and guests to this year's tournament.
"To have someone who's name is nationally renowned and to put his name on a disabled hockey tournament and just even get our name out there, it really helps us develop," said Josh Pauls, three-time U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team gold medalist. "(It helps) spread the word that there are avenues people can take if they want to have a competitive outlet or just want some way to stay in shape and enjoy the great game of hockey."
|8:00 - 9:50 a.m.||Practice, U.S. National Sled Hockey Team||Rink A||Open to Public|
|12:40 - 2:00 p.m.||Buffalo vs. Capital Beltway||Rink A||Open to Public; HockeyTV Live Stream|
|1:10 - 2:30 p.m.||Chicago vs. Dallas A||Rink B||Open to Public; HockeyTV Live Stream|
|2:15 - 3:30 p.m.||Dallas B vs. Minnesota||Rink A||Open to Public; HockeyTV Live Stream|
|4:10 - 5:40 p.m.||Practice, U.S. National Sled Hockey Team||Rink A||Open to Public|
|8:00 p.m.||Opening Ceremony||Rink A||Open to Public|
|8:00 - 9:20 p.m.||Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo||Rink A||Open to Public; HockeyTV Live Stream|
|8:10 - 9:30 p.m.||Capital Beltway vs. Dallas B||Rink B||Open to Public; HockeyTV Live Stream|
|9:30 - 10:50 p.m.||Minnesota vs. Chicago||Rink A||Open to Public; HockeyTV Live Stream|