After a tournament-opening win yesterday against host Canada (3-0), the U.S. is back in action today when it faces South Korea at 7 p.m. ET here at the Western Sports Fair Centre. Tonight's game will be streamed live on HockeyTV.com and U.S. lines will be made available an hour before puck drop.
THE SERIES VS. SOUTH KOREA
The U.S. and South Korea are meeting for the 14th time Para Hockey Cup play. A win tonight would maintain Team USA's pristine record against the Koreans (13-0-0-0/W-OTW-OTL-L) record.
The two teams last met in the final preliminary round game of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games where the U.S. claimed an 8-0 victory over the Paralympic hosts as Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) tallied five points, Farmer scored three times and Cash registered his U.S. record 10th Paralympic shutout.
LAST GAME: USA 3, CAN 0
In its tournament-opener last night, the U.S. blanked Canada, 3-0, as Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) tallied a goal and an assist and Kyle Zych (South Hadley, Mass.) scored his first goal in his national team debut. Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) made nine save to secure the shutout. For the full game recap, click here.
20 IN 21
With its 3-0 win last night over Canada, the U.S. has now won 20 of its last 21 games in tournament play. Since its championship game loss to the Canadians in 2013, the U.S. has reeled off a 17-3-1-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record that includes four tournament titles (2015, 2016 (Jan.), 2016 (Dec.), 2017).
FIRST GOAL, FIRST WIN
Yesterday's game saw U.S. forward Kyle Zych (South Hadley, Mass.) score in his national team debut. Following the game, U.S. head coach David Hoff (Bottineau, N.D.) presented Zych with the scorer's goal puck while Hoff himself was honored by U.S. general manager Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.) with the game puck for securing his first win as head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.