The United States Olympic Committee announced today that the U.S. National Sled Hockey team is a Best of May finalist for the Team USA Awards, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes from last month. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes and teams at TeamUSA.org/Awards through midnight Tuesday, June 4.
Last month at the 2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic, the U.S. National Sled Hockey team captured its fourth gold medal in world championship history. This is Team USA’s eighth-consecutive medal at the world championship.
The U.S. went undefeated 4-1-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L), including a perfect 3-0 record in Group A with wins over rival Canada (3-1) and South Korea (4-0). Team USA came from behind three different times to defeat Canada, 3-2, in overtime in the gold-medal game.
Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) led the U.S. with a tournament-best 14 points (7-7) in five games, earning Best Forward of the Tournament, as well as Player of the Game in the gold-medal game. Jack Wallace (Franklin Lakes, N.J.), Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) and Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.) also had impressive performances, each tallying eight points throughout the tournament.
|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|
|OTW, 3-2||Declan Farmer||Ostravar Arena||Olympic Channel - Live
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