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Gameday: U.S. Natl Sled Team Takes on South Korea

By, 04/28/19, 4:45AM EDT


Puck drop set for 10:30 a.m. ET live on Olympic Channel

The United States continues tournament play at the 2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship when it takes on South Korea. Puck drop at Ostravar Arena is set for 4:30 p.m. local time (10:30 a.m. ET) and will be broadcast live in the U.S. on the Olympic Channel. Live streaming will also be available on

Tonight's game is just the fourth time the United States will meet South Korea in world championship play. The U.S., which has won all three previous meetings, met South Korea in the preliminary round of the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, where the U.S. defeated the host nation, 8-0. 

Last night (April 27), the U.S. opened tournament action with a 3-1 victory over Canada. Declan Farmer scored twice, Steve Cash made 10 saves and Noah Grove registered the game-winning goal to earn Player of the Game honors. The win marks Team USA's 32nd victory in 49 world championship games.

As stated by World Para Ice Hockey, last night's 10,173 spectators for the full day set a new tournament record. In addition, the U.S.-Canada game was preceded by the host nation, Czech Republic, defeating Japan, 8-0, in front of a single-game record crowd of 7,224 spectators.
     "It was awesome playing in front of a big crowd again! Can't wait to see what the rest of the tournament holds." - U.S. captain Josh Pauls tweeted.

Following last night's victory, the U.S. received a locker room visit from Stephen B. King, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic. King, who was confirmed by the Senate on October 5, 2017, hails from Madison, Wisconsin, where the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team has trained the last few years due to strong relationships developed by the late head coach and long-time Wisconsin Badger men's ice hockey coach, Jeff Sauer.

Date Opponent Result U.S. Player of the Game Venue Broadcast
April 27 Canada W, 3-1 Noah Grove Ostravar Arena Olympic Channel - Live
April 28 South Korea W, 4-0 Josh Pauls Ostravar Arena Olympic Channel - Live
April 30 Norway W, 10-0 Luke McDermott Ostravar Arena Olympic Channel - Live
May 3 Czech Republic
W, 10-2 Jack Wallace Ostravar Arena Olympic Channel - Live
May 4 Canada
Gold-Medal Game
OTW, 3-2 Declan Farmer Ostravar Arena Olympic Channel - Live
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