COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team completed a three-game exhibition series against Canada this past weekend at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, N.C., and posted a 3-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record.
"Our team came together and played tough in three very close games," said Mike MacMillan, head coach of the U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team. "We really played like a team during this series."
The U.S. won its first game against Canada, 2-1, on Thursday (April 19) with goals from Jeremy Lyon(Buffalo, N.Y.) and Ahmad Karimzada (Las Vegas, Nev.). Denny McDevitt (Abington, Pa.), Tim Shoemaker (Lawtons, N.Y.), and Josh Wirt (Saltsburg, Pa.) each tallied two goals to help the U.S. to a 6-3 victory on Friday (April 20). In the final game of the series on Saturday (April 21) afternoon, Wirt andBilly Hanning (Festus, Mo.) recorded goals and Justin Kreger (Waterford, Wis.) made 14 saves to earn the shutout in a 2-0 win over Canada.