U.S. Sled Hockey Teams Dominate in Sled Series Openers

U.S. Sled Hockey Teams Dominate in North Dakota

Men’s U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Blasts Past Canada

From the 2024 Men’s Sled Series. (Photo by USA Hockey).

The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team came out firing in the opening game of the 2024 Sled Series, blasting past Canada 7-0 at the Maysa Arena in Minot, N.D.

Jack Wallace led the offensive onslaught with two goals and an assist, including the 100th point of his illustrious career.

Declan Farmer also had a huge game, lighting the lamp twice and adding a helper. Jen Lee stood tall in net, turning aside all 11 shots he faced for the shutout victory.

“We had a bit of a slow start, but really found our groove as the game went on,” says U.S. head coach David Hoff. “It was an amazing atmosphere, and hopefully we can carry this momentum into Friday’s game.”

Farmer opened the scoring late in the first period, wiring a wrist shot upstairs after some skilled stick-handling. He added his second of the night early in the second with a nifty breakaway finish.

With the U.S. on the power play, Josh Misiewicz capitalized on a two-on-one rush from Farmer to extend the lead to 3-0. Wallace then hit the century mark for career points, going coast-to-coast and ripping one home to make it 4-0.

Josh Pauls and Wallace tacked on two more before Brody Roybal capped the 7-0 rout with a late goal, as the U.S. grabbed a 1-0 series lead.

Women’s U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Topples Canada

From the 2024 Women’s Sled Series. (Photo by USA Hockey).

The U.S. Women’s Development Sled Hockey Team opened the 2024 Sled Series in dominant fashion, beating Canada, 3-0, at the Maysa Arena in Minot, N.D.

Catherine Faherty powered the offense with a goal and two assists.

“This was a phenomenal way to start the series,” says U.S. head coach Rose Misiewicz. “We came out firing on all cylinders and played a complete 45 minutes. That’s the level we need to sustain over these next two games.”

After a scoreless opening frame despite outshooting Canada 12-0, the U.S. struck first early in the second period on the power play. Kelsey DiClaudio jammed home a rebound off a Faherty shot to make it 1-0.

Lera Doederlein doubled the lead with just 18 seconds left before intermission, her shot from the circle deflecting in off a Canadian defender.

Faherty then capped the 3-0 victory by sniping one home from the slot off a feed from Madeleine Gallagher at the 5:56 mark of the third.


The games will be live streamed free on USAHockeyTV.com.

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