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Gosselin Named Team USA Award Finalist By USOC

By, 04/11/18, 12:00PM EDT


Gosselin coached Team USA to unprecedented third-straight Paralympic gold medal

The United States Olympic Committee announced today that head coach Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.) has been named a Paralympic coaching finalist for the Best of the Games Team USA Awards, which honors the outstanding contributions of U.S. coaches at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

Beginning in 2017, the USOC added the Olympics and Paralympic coaching accolades to the Team USA Awards program for Best of the Year and Best of the Games, further highlighting the important role coaches play in athlete performance. 

The winners are determined via selection committee, and recognized during the Team USA Awards ceremony, to be held April 26 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Mike Tirico, the ceremony will be televised as a 90-minute feature for the first time, and will run from 6-7:30 p.m. ET May 12 on NBCSN.

About Gosselin

Gosselin, a two-time U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team member (1988, 1992) who also serves as a regional manager of USA Hockey's American Development Model, guided the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team to an unprecedented third-straight Paralympic gold medal on the strength of an unbeaten record that culminated in a thrilling come-from-behind overtime win against rival Canada in the gold-medal game.

Under his direction, Team USA tallied a U.S. Paralympic record 40 goals in five games. Individually, Gosselin coached forward Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.) to tournament accolades as Best Forward and MVP with 17 points -- including 10 goals and seven assists -- while forward Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) tied a U.S. and Paralympic record for most goals at a single Paralympic Winter Games with 11 as he shared the tournament-lead in points with Roybal at 17. The PyeongChang Games marked Gosselin's first Paralympic Winter Games in a head coaching role after assisting the late Jeff Sauer to the gold medal in 2014.

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U.S. Paralympic Schedule

Date Opponent/Round Result Venue
Sun., March 11 Japan
W, 10-0 Gangneung Hockey Centre
Mon., March 12 Czech Republic
W, 10-0 Gangneung Hockey Centre
Tues., March 13 Korea
W, 8-0 Gangneung Hockey Centre
Thurs., March 15 Italy
W, 10-1 Gangneung Hockey Centre
Sun., March 18 Canada
Gold-Medal Game
W, 2-1 (OT) Gangneung Hockey Centre

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