The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team opens 2020 Sled Series against Canada today at the Woolwich Memorial Centre in Elmira, Ontario. Puck drop is slated for 12:00 p.m. ET.
The two teams, which will meet again Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ET, are facing off for the third time this season. Last December, the U.S. posted a pair of wins against Canada en route to winning its sixth-straight Para Hockey Cup.
In its last 10 Series-specific games, the U.S. holds a record of 7-0-0-3 (W-OTW-OTL-L). All-time, the U.S. trails Canada, 13-4-5-26 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in 46 series-specific meetings.
Since the 2014-15 season, the two teams have met 26 times, with the U.S. posting a 18-3-1-4 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record. A year ago, the two teams met in the gold-medal game of the 2019 Para Ice Hockey World Championship where Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) scored with 3:26 to play in regulation to send the game into overtime. Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) scored the game-winning goal 5:08 into overtime to give Team USA its eighth gold medal in World Championship history.
Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) became the first player in sled national team history to score 100 career goals for Team USA. Farmer eclipsed that milestone after his two-goal performance against Russia on Sunday (Dec. 1) in Team USA's 2019 Para Hockey Cup debut.
The 2019 Para Hockey Cup took place at the Paradise Double Ice Complex in Paradise, Newfoundland, from Dec. 1-7. Entering the tournament as five-time defending champions, the U.S. skated to a perfect 5-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record for the third-straight year that included two victories over Canada 4-1, 2-1), two wins against Czech Republic (8-0, 8-0) and one win over Russia (3-0). The U.S. defeated Canada 2-1 in the championship game to secure its sixth-straight Para Hockey Cup title and eighth in 13 years. Team USA now owns a tournament-record eight titles after winning the championship in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 (Dec.), 2016 (Jan.), 2015, 2012 and 2009.
All practices are open to the public
|Tues., Feb. 11||Practice||8 p.m.||Woolwich Memorial Centre|
|Wed., Feb. 12||Practice||2:30 p.m.||Woolwich Memorial Centre|
|Thurs., Feb. 13||Game vs. Canada||T, 2-2||Woolwich Memorial Centre|
|Fri., Feb. 14||Practice||10:30 a.m.||Woolwich Memorial Centre|
|Sat., Feb. 15||Pre-Game Skate||10:45 a.m.||Woolwich Memorial Centre|
|Sat., Feb. 15||Game vs. Canada||W, 2-0||Woolwich Memorial Centre|