The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will practice today in Charlottetown, P.E.I., at 2 p.m. local time/1 p.m. ET. With two straight shutout wins, Team USA is excited to hit the ice for one more practice before facing host Canada tomorrow (Dec. 6) at 7 p.m. local time/6 p.m. ET. The game will be streamed live on HockeyTV.com.
FOLLOWING TEAM USA
While here in Canada, members of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team continue to follow their fellow U.S. national hockey teams.
The 2017-18 U.S. Women’s National Team returns to the ice today (Dec. 5) at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m ET in Winnipeg, Man., at Bell MTS Place. Today's game marks the sixth meeting between the U.S. and Canada on the season, the U.S. having won three of the first five. The last meeting between the U.S. and Canada was on Sunday evening (Dec. 3) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., where the U.S. fell to Canada, 2-1, in overtime.
Meanwhile, today USA Hockey will unveil the preliminary roster for the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team exclusively on NHL Network's "NHL Now" during the 5-6 p.m. ET hour. The U.S. will be competing in the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York, from Dec. 26, 2017 - Jan. 5, 2018. NHL Network's Jackie Redmond, E.J. Hradek and Barry Melrose will unveil the news. Jim Johannson, USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations and general manager of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team, will join the show for additional comments.
TEAM DINNER WITH HOSTS
Tonight Team USA will head into downtown Charlottetown for a team dinner at a local restaurant. Joining them will be their team host, Ray, as well as their team host, Cam, from the 2015 World Sled Hockey Challenge in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. This is the third time Ray is serving as Team USA's after fulfilling the same duty a year ago (2016 Dec. WSHC) as well as in 2009. At the dinner, Team USA players and staff presented Ray with a signed U.S. jersey.