Defender Ralph DeQuebec (San Pedro, Calif.) is making his Paralympic debut for Team USA after making his first appearance with the National Team last December at the 2017 World Sled Hockey Challenge. DeQuebec helped the U.S. win that event before scoring his first international goal at the 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey International Tournament last month. Before joining the National Team, DeQuebec played for the U.S. Development Sled Hockey Team from 2014-17. A Purple Heart recipient, DeQuebec was injured serving the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan in 2012.
Forward Travis Dodson (Deming, N.M.) is participating in his second Paralympics after competing in the biathlon in Sochi 2014. After learning of sled hockey in Sochi, Dodson took on the sport in Chicago before eventually earning a spot on the U.S. Development Sled Hockey Team for two seasons (2015-17) before making his National Team debut at the 2017 World Sled Hockey Challenge. Like DeQuebec, Dodson scored his first goal with the National Team at the 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey International Tournament in Turin, Italy, in January. He also received a Purple Heart after being injured serving the U.S. Marines in Iraq in 2007.