Team USA sled hockey reaches gold medal game in Beijing Olympics
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Brody Roybal scored four goals, which included a first-period hat trick, and Declan Farmer had six points and became the U.S. all-time assists leader at the Paralympics as the 2022 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team defeated China, 11-0, on Friday in the semifinal round of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.
Illini alum and DRES athlete Travis Dodson did not play in Friday's game.
“I thought we were really relentless the whole game,” head coach David Hoff said. “We kept things really consistent and we made them play at the tempo that we wanted to play and I think we wore them out. Most importantly, I think everyone, staff included, were just excited to play a game again and I think that excitement showed on the ice.”
Team USA advances to its fourth straight gold medal game and will face Canada on Saturday at 10:05 p.m. Central. The game will be shown live on USA Network.