U.S. CAPTURED GOLD WITH OVERTIME WIN
Brody Roybal scored 5:08 into overtime to lead the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team to the gold medal at the 2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship with a 3-2 overtime win over Canada.
"There's no better way to end the season than as world champions," said David Hoff (Bottineau, N.D.), head coach of the 2018-19 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. "Whatever adversity came our way, we dealt with it and, most importantly, we did it together as a team. This is a win these players and staff will remember forever and I couldn't be prouder of this group."
The medal gives the U.S. its eighth consecutive medal in the world championship as Team USA has now collected four gold medals (2019, 2015, 2012, 2009), three silver medals (2017, 2013, 2004) and one bronze medal (2008) in tournament play.
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FINAL SKATE OF 2018-19
Today's game was the final game of the 2018-19 season for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. Through 11 games this season, the U.S. holds an overall record of 10-0-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L).
Including its 12 games this season, the U.S. holds a 54-4-1-4 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record over the last five seasons. Those 54 wins include a Paralympic gold (2018), three world championship medals (gold - 2019, 2015, silver - 2017), five-straight Para Hockey Cups (2015, 2016 (Jan.), 2016 (Dec.), 2017, 2018), the 2016 IPC Pan-Pacific Championship and the 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey International Tournament.