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2017-18 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team

Overall Record: 15-1-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L)

The 2017-18 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team went 15-1-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) en route to claiming championship wins at both the 2017 World Sled Hockey Challenge in Charlottetown, P.E.I., and the 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey International Tournament before culminating in an unprecedented third-straight Paralympic gold medal.

The team was named on July 21, 2017, and included 13 returnees from the 2016-17 season that saw Team USA claim the 2016 (Dec.) World Sled Hockey Challenge in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and a silver medal at the 2017 Para Sled Hockey World Championship in Gangneung, South Korea.

Team USA opened international play at the 2017 World Sled Hockey Challenge from Dec. 1-10 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. where it claimed an unprecedented fourth-straight title in the four-team event.

On Jan. 8, players and staff relocated to Chicago, where it held a Residency Program in the weeks leading up to the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. From Jan. 22-27, the team traveled to Turin, Italy, where it captured the 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey International Tournament. The team then returned to Chicago, Ill. from Jan. 29-Feb. 6 in preparation of its Border Series vs. Canada from Feb. 7-11 in Buffalo, New York and Pt. Colborne, Ontario.

After concluding its training in Chicago from Feb. 12-March 1, the team arrived in PyeongChang, South Korea, on March 2 ahead of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games from March 8-18. There, Team USA went 4-1-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) to capture its third-straight Paralympic gold medal.

Throughout the season, the U.S. held training camps in Columbus, Ohio; Indian Trail, North Carolina and Madison, Wisconsin.

U.S. Results

Date Event Opponent Round Result
2017-12-03 2017 World Sled Hockey Challenge Korea Preliminary W, 8-0
2017-12-04 2017 World Sled Hockey Challenge Italy Preliminary W, 10-0
2017-12-06 2017 World Sled Hockey Challenge Canada Preliminary W, 5-2
2017-12-07 2017 World Sled Hockey Challenge Italy Semifinals W, 5-1
2017-12-09 2017 World Sled Hockey Challenge Canada Championship Game W, 3-2
2018-01-22 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey Tournament Italy Preliminary W, 6-0
2018-01-23 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey Tournament Japan Preliminary W, 8-0
2018-01-24 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey Tournament Norway Preliminary W, 8-0
2018-01-26 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey Tournament Japan Semifinals W, 9-0
2018-01-27 2018 Turin Para Ice Hockey Tournament Italy Championship Game W, 6-0
2018-02-08 2018 Border Series Canada Round Robin W, 2-1
2018-02-10 2018 Border Series Canada Round Robin L, 0-3
2018-03-11 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Japan Preliminary W, 10-0
2018-03-12 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Czech Republic Preliminary W, 10-0
2018-03-13 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Korea Preliminary W, 8-0
2018-03-15 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Italy Semifinals W, 10-1
2018-03-18 2018 Paralympic Winter Games Canada Gold-Medal Game W, 2-1 (OT)

2017-18 Roster

2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Team

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