Team USA wins sled hockey goal over Canada in overtime in PyeongChang.
March 18, 2018
Sled hockey: Three-peat for Team USA over Canada
Sled hockey’s gold medal game went to overtime, where Declan Farmer scored the game winner. Plus, at the Paralympics, cross-country and Alpine skiing concluded with their final events.
Team USA versus Canada always has a flair for the dramatic, and the sled hockey gold medal game at the PyeongChang Paralympics was no different.
Canada reached the scoreboard first, when Billy Bridges got one past U.S. goalie Steve Cash at the 2:55-minute mark late into the first period. It was just the third goal Cash has ever allowed in Paralympic play.
The entire second period and most of the third were scoreless, until Team USA pulled Cash with 1:15 left in the third, leaving an empty net. Canada very nearly seized the opportunity, when Rob Armstorng’s shot that bounced off the U.S. net.
Declan Farmer got the puck past Canadian goalie Dominic Laroque with 37 seconds remaining in regulation, sending the game to sudden death overtime.
Just 3:30 into overtime, Farmer came up big again for the U.S. to score the game winner, 2-1.
PyeongChang marked the first time that Canada and the United States dueled for Paralympic gold, despite meeting at the 2017 world championships. The U.S. has now won four of the seven Paralympic sled hockey gold medals, dating back to the sport’s introduction at the 1994 Games.
With just over 30 seconds left in regulation, Team USA's Declan Farmer goes top shelf to tie the gold medal game at one goal apiece with Canada. In the overtime frame it was Farmer with the hot stick, scoring the golden goal for the U.S http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/declan-farmer-scores-golden-goal-team-usa-ot http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/what-you-missed-last-night-paralympics-usa-defeats-canada-third-consecutive-sled-hockey-gold