The 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team went boasted a 10-1-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record, including an undefeated 4-1-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) mark at the 2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic en route to claiming its fourth gold medal in world championship history.
David Hoff (Bottineau, N.D.), who served as an assistant coach on the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, served as head coach for the first time.
Tryouts for the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team took place July 14-15 at Northtown Center in Williamsville, N.Y. where over 60 players participated. The 17-player roster was named on July 24 and includes 12 returnees from the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that claimed an unprecedented third-straight gold medal.
The U.S. National Sled Team opened the 2018-19 season with a perfect 5-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record at the 2018 Para Hockey Cup, where Team USA earned its fifth-straight title in the event.
Team USA hosted Canada March 22-23 in Indian Trail, North Carolina for a two-game series with our neighbors to the north. Players and staff returned to Indian Trail for a training camp April XX to prepare for the 2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship.
At the 2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship, the U.S. came from behind to defeat Canada, 3-2, in overtime of the gold-medal game to capture its fourth gold medal in world championship history.
Throughout the season, the U.S. held training camps in Las Vegas, Nevada, Minot, North Dakota, Madison, Wisconsin and Indian Trail, North Carolina.
|12/03/2018||2018 Para Hockey Cup||Canada||Preliminary-Round||W, 3-0|
|12/04/2018||2018 Para Hockey Cup||South Korea||Preliminary-Round||W, 9-0|
|12/06/2018||2018 Para Hockey Cup||Canada||Preliminary-Round||W, 4-1|
|12/07/2018||2018 Para Hockey Cup||South Korea||Preliminary-Round||W, 8-0|
|12/08/2018||2018 Para Hockey Cup||Canada||Championship Game||W, 5-4|
|03/22/2019||Series vs. Canada||Canada||Game 1||L, 3-4|
|03/23/2019||Series vs. Canada||Canada||Game 2||W, 4-1|
|04/27/2019||2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship||Canada||Preliminary-Round||W, 3-1|
|04/28/2019||2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship||South Korea||Preliminary-Round||W, 4-0|
|04/30/2019||2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship||Norway||Preliminary-Round||W, 10-0|
|05/03/2019||2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship||Czech Republic||Semifinal||W, 10-2|
|05/04/2019||2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship||Canada||Gold-Medal Game||OTW, 3-2|