Day 7: April 30

Day seven in the Czech Republic saw the U.S. capture its third-straight win of the tournament. Following the win, Team USA received a visit from tournament ambassador Dominik Hasek.

USA 10, NOR 0
Luke McDermott 
(Westerlo, N.Y.), Rico Roman (Portland, Ore.) and Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) each tallied three points to lead the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team past Norway, 10-0, to close preliminary round play at the 2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship here at Ostravar Arena.
     "We're getting a little bit better every day and I think we saw some positive results of that here tonight," said David Hoff (Bottineau, N.D.), head coach of the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. "There were contributions from all of our lines tonight and that's what we'll need more of if we expect to bring home a gold medal. Tomorrow, we'll enjoy the day off and then get things going again here on Thursday."
     For the full game recap, click here.

In 2009, the world championship took place in Ostrava and saw the United States meet Norway in the gold-medal game. There, the back-and-forth affair came to a decisive end with 11 seconds to play in regulation when Taylor Chace passed the puck to Andy Yohe who tallied the game's only goal to give the United States its first-ever world championship title. 

Dominik Hasek, an Olympic and Stanley Cup champion, visited Team USA's locker room following its victory over Norway last night. Hasek, a native of Pardubice, Czech Republic, is serving as a tournament ambassador for the 2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship.