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Hockey Gold For Team USA In The Paralympic Games

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) scored the equalizer with just 37.8 seconds to play in the third period and tallied his second of the game 3:30 into overtime as the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team topped Canada, 2-1, here today to win an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

“This was a tremendous game to have been a part of and something this group will remember forever,” said Guy Gosselin, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. "It was an absolute honor to coach this team and help them finish the mission Coach Sauer started, and that was to ultimately win this Paralympic gold medal."

The victory marks the first time any nation has won three-straight Paralympic gold medals in sled hockey after the United States won gold at both the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. In six Paralympic Winter Games appearances in sled hockey, the United States has now won four gold medals (2002, 2010, 2014, 2018) and one bronze medal (2006).

For the complete game recap, click here.

Watch the OT, game winning goal below...

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Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Grats!

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 03/18/18 at 09:05 AM ET

Steve in San Francisco's avatar

Huh, it’s almost like when the USA is allowed to send our best athletes, we win gold! Well done, boys!

Posted by Steve in San Francisco on 03/18/18 at 01:39 PM ET

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It was a heck of a game to watch and that tying goal in the finals seconds belongs up there with the greatest moments in hockey history.

Posted by evileye on 03/19/18 at 12:36 PM ET

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