U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team Advances to Gold-Medal Game with 3-0 Semifinal Win over Norway
VANCOUVER, B.C. – The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team earned its fourth consecutive shutout victory tonight, 3-0, over Norway in the semifinals of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. Team USA will face Japan Saturday (March 20) at 12 p.m. PDT in the gold-medal game.
Team USA will look to become the first-ever team to claim its second Paralympic Winter Games sled hockey tournament gold medal. The U.S. also won gold at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Other gold medal winners include Sweden (1994), Norway (1998), and Canada (2006).
The U.S. defeated Japan last Tuesday (March 16), 6-0, in a preliminary-round tilt.
Source: USA Hockey