World Sled Hockey Championship

Brody Roybal’s golden goal lifts U.S. to sled hockey world title

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Brody Roybal scored the world championship-winning golden goal, lifting the U.S. sled hockey team past Canada 3-2 in overtime on Saturday.

Roybal, the PyeongChang Paralympic tournament MVP, beat Canadian goalie Dominic Larocque 5:08 into the extra period. The U.S. forced OT when Princeton junior Declan Farmer scored with 3:26 left in regulation of the final in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The sequence proved similar to last year’s Paralympic final, when Farmer scored a last-minute tying goal and then a golden goal to beat Canada.

The U.S. and Canada have met in four straight world championship finals, trading the biennial titles.

Josh Pauls scored the U.S.’ first goal in the second period. Longtime goalie Steve Cash made eight saves. A full box score is here.

Roybal, born without femurs, was the youngest member of the entire 2014 U.S. Paralympic team at age 15. Last fall, he climbed Chicago’s Willis Tower’s 2,149 stairs using his upper body, arms and hands in 71 minutes (video here).

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U.S. sled hockey rolls into worlds final against familiar rival

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Once again, it’s the U.S. versus Canada for a global sled hockey title.

The border rivals each dominated world championship semifinals in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Friday to set up their fourth straight meeting in the biennial final, one year after the Americans beat the Canadians in the PyeongChang Paralympic overtime final.

The gold-medal game airs live on Olympic Channel on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET. It also streams live on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app. NBCSN airs the game at 5:30 p.m.

The U.S., under new coach David Hoff, beat Canada 3-1 in group play last Saturday to open the tournament.

In Friday’s semis, defenseman Jack Wallace scored five goals, leading the U.S.’ 10-2 rout of the host Czechs and running its margin to 27-3 in four total games. That came hours after Canada blanked South Korea 10-0.

Wallace, the second-youngest player on the team at age 20, broke the U.S. single-game goals record at a worlds.

The U.S. roster is headlined by Princeton student Declan Farmer, who scored the last-minute tying goal and golden goal in the PyeongChang final, and longtime goalie Steve Cash.

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2019 World Sled Hockey Championship TV schedule

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The U.S. looks to build on last year’s third straight Paralympic hockey title at the world championship, airing live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA starting Saturday.

The Americans, under new coach David Hoff, are ranked second in the world behind defending world champ and rival Canada. The two nations met in the last three world championship finals.

The U.S. roster is headlined by Princeton student Declan Farmer, who scored the last-minute tying goal and golden goal in the PyeongChang final overtime win over Canada, and longtime goalie Steve Cash.

All games airing live on TV will also stream live on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app.

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Date Event TV Time (ET) Stream (ET)
April 27 U.S.-Canada (LIVE) Olympic Channel 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
April 28 U.S.-South Korea (LIVE) Olympic Channel 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
April 30 U.S.-Norway (LIVE) Olympic Channel 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
May 1 Quarterfinal #1 (LIVE) Olympic Channel 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Quarterfinal #2 (LIVE) Olympic Channel 2 p.m. 2 p.m.
May 3 Semifinal #2 (LIVE) Olympic Channel 2 p.m. 2 p.m.
Semifinal #1 (SDD) Olympic Channel 4 p.m. 10:30 a.m.*
May 4 Bronze Medal Game (LIVE) Olympic Channel 7 a.m. 7 a.m.
Gold Medal Game (LIVE) Olympic Channel 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Gold Medal Game (SDD) NBCSN 5:30 p.m.

*Only streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app.