U.S. routs Italy, into IPC World Sled Hockey Championship semifinals

Declan Farmer
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The U.S. completed a perfect run through its group, dumping Italy 7-0 at the IPC World Sled Hockey Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., on Wednesday afternoon.

Declan Farmer scored twice. Josh Pauls, Josh Misiewicz, Kevin McKee, Josh Sweeney and Adam Page also potted goals.

The U.S., which outscored its first three opponents 20-1, will next play Canada, the Czech Republic, Japan or Norway in the semifinals Friday on NBC Sports Live Extra. The final is Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET, live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra.

The Paralympic champion U.S. and defending World champion Canada are both undefeated and could be headed for a showdown in the final.

The U.S.-Italy game will be replayed on NBCSN at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Video: Sled hockey helps Josh Sweeney in his recovery

Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Wednesday Preliminary Group A – Czech Republic vs. Canada NBC Sports Live Extra 5:30 p.m.
Preliminary Group A – Japan vs. Norway NBC Sports Live Extra 9 p.m.
Preliminary Group B – Italy vs. Team USA * NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Thursday Qualifying Round – TBA NBC Sports Live Extra 4:30 p.m.
Qualifying Round – TBA NBC Sports Live Extra 8 p.m.
Friday Semifinal Round – TBA NBC Sports Live Extra 4:30 p.m.
Semifinal Round – TBA NBC Sports Live Extra 8 p.m.
Semifinal Round – TBA* NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
Saturday Qualifying Round – TBA NBC Sports Live Extra 4:30 p.m.
Qualifying Round – TBA NBC Sports Live Extra 8 p.m.
Sunday Bronze Medal Game NBC Sports Live Extra 11 a.m.
Gold Medal Game NBCSN 2:30 p.m.

*denotes same-day delay