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Friday, March 14th, 2014
PROGRAMMING ALERT: TEAM USA FACES RUSSIA IN SLED HOCKEY GOLD MEDAL FINAL LIVE TOMORROW AT NOON ET/9AM PT ON NBC
Reigning Paralympic Champion USA Defends Title Against Host Nation Russia
2014 Paralympic Winter Games Coverage Concludes Sunday with Closing Ceremony
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 14, 2014 – Reigning Paralympic champion Team USA faces host nation Russia in the sled hockey gold medal final live tomorrow at Noon ET/9 a.m. PT on NBC. Team USA is looking to win its second consecutive Paralympic gold medal and third overall by avenging a 2-1 loss to Russia in group play last Tuesday.
Vancouver Paralympic gold medalist and goaltender Steve Cash, U.S. Army veteran Rico Roman and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Josh Sweeney lead Team USA. Rounding out the “Bravo Delta Line” alongside Roman and Sweeney is U.S. Marine Corps veteran Paul Schaus. The three are all Armed Forces veterans and Purple Heart recipients. Also headlining Team USA is the “Youth Line,” which has combined to score six goals and features 16-year old breakout star Declan Farmer; 15-year old Brody Roybal; and 21-year old Josh Pauls.
Viewers interested in learning more about teen phenom Farmer — who has three goals, two assists and leads the team with five points in the tournament – can click here to watch a feature on him that ran within NBC’s 2012 coverage of Hockey Day in America here.
Russia looks to add to the 25 gold medals it has already earned (64 total medals) with a gold in its first-ever sled hockey appearance. Goaltender Vladimir Kamantcev aims to extend his dominance on home ice after shutting out Norway in the semifinals, and defeating Team USA 2-1 in group play.
Calling Team USA-Russia will be veteran Olympic and NHL play-by-play voice Dave Strader. He will be joined by analyst and 2002 sled hockey gold medalist Kip St. Germaine.
TeamUSA.org is live streaming all events of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, including the sled hockey gold medal final.
Following is the schedule for the final weekend of coverage of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games (all times ET):
|Fri., March 14||Snowboarding Encore||NBCSN||11:30 p.m.|
|Sat., March 15||Cross-Country Skiing – Live||NBCSN||3:30 a.m.|
|Sled Hockey Final: USA vs. Russia – Live||NBC||Noon|
|Wheelchair Curling Final||NBCSN||6:30 p.m.|
|Sun., March 16||Alpine Skiing (Giant Slalom) – Live||NBCSN||4:30 a.m.|
|Closing Ceremony||NBCSN||3:30 p.m.|
|Sat., March 22||2014 Sochi Paralympic Games Review Show||NBC||1 p.m.|
*All dates and times subject to change
For more information on NBC Olympics and the United States Olympic Committee’s overall coverage of the 2014 Paralympics, click here.