The United States faces Canada tonight to conclude preliminary round action in the 2016 World Sled Hockey Challenge here at Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (capacity: 1,200) in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. The game will be streamed live on FASTHockey.com.
USA VS. CANADA
The two teams last met in the gold-medal game of the 2015 IPC Sled Hockey World Championship in Buffalo, New York, where the U.S. won, 3-0. Team USA won all five meetings against Canada last year while outscoring the Canadians, 12-1, and posting four shutouts. Over the last ten meetings, the U.S. holds an 8-0-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record against Canada, including eight straight wins and shutouts in five of the last six meetings. In eight World Sled Hockey Challenge tournaments, the U.S. and Canada have met 12 times, including four times in the championship game.
TEAM USA IN 2016 WSHC
Through two games, Declan Farmer leads the tournament in goals (5) and points (7) while Josh Pauls and Kevin McKee share the tournament lead in assists with four. As a team, the United States ranks first in goals scored (14), goals-per-game (7), power-play percentage (50%) and penalty-kill percentage (100%).
THINGS TO KNOW
Yesterday (Jan. 19) the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team visited the local movie theatre where some players and staff took in Star Wars: The Force Awakens while others chose to see The Revenant ... Throughout the tournament Team USA players have stayed busy by playing mini-sticks, Xbox, cards and even venturing outside for some sledding ... Forward Josh Misiewicz, who skated for Team USA last season, is missing the tournament due to injury ... Since 2007, Adam Page’s 34 goals from 2007-16 rank second only to Taylor Lipsett, who lit the lamp 36 times from 2007-14.