WALLACE NETS FIRST U.S. GOAL
Days after fellow rookie Noah Grove (Frederick, Md.) scored his first goal with Team USA, Jack Wallace (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) accomplished the feat when he banged home a rebound off an initial shot by Nikko Landeros (Johnstown, Colo.).
When asked about the goal, Wallace said, "It was a long time coming. We were getting chances all game so it was good to finally finish on one."
CSM PAYTON AND FELLOW SOLDIERS VISIT TEAM USA
Command Sergeant Major Steven Payton and six fellow Army soldiers stationed in Seoul, South Korea, drove three hours to Gangneung Hockey Centre to see Team USA face Korea game here today. After the game, they visited Team USA's locker room to congratulate them on the victory, their level of play and the way in which they represent the United States.
"As a team, we really appreciate these opportunities," said Paul Schaus (Buffalo, N.Y.). "For someone like the Commanding Sergeant Major to take the time to come down, say hi and see what we're doing here, that means a lot."
TEAM USA GREETS U.S. EMBASSY GUESTS
In addition to its visit with CSM Payton and six other soldiers, the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team met with disabled individuals in a meet and greet coordinated through the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.
Nikko Landeros and Tyler Carron during the U.S. Embassy meet and greet