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USA Hockey Sled Cup scheduled for Jan. 23-26 in North Carolina

By Matt Trevor | Jan. 10, 2013, 3 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The 2013 USA Hockey Sled Cup is set for Jan. 23-26 at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, N.C., a suburb of Charlotte.

The four-team event includes the U.S. National Sled Team, the U.S. National Developmental Sled Team, and national teams from Korea and Russia.

"We look forward to welcoming Korea and Russia for the Sled Cup," said Dan Brennan, general manager of the U.S. National Sled Team. "The fans in the triangle area of North Carolina will be treated to some terrific competition. They'll have a chance to see some of the best players in the world."

The USA Hockey Sled Cup is the first international competition for the U.S. National Sled Team since capturing first place at the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Calgary, Alta., on Dec. 8, 2012. Additionally, it's the first international tournament to be held in the U.S. since the 2008 International Paralympic Committee World Sledge Hockey Championship in Marlborough, Mass.

Team USA has won the last three major international events, including the 2009 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic; the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, B.C.; and the 2012 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship in Hamar, Norway.

Goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.), defenseman Taylor Chace (Hampton Falls, N.H.) and forward Alexi Salamone (Buffalo, N.Y.) – who were each named to the all-tournament team at the 2012 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship – highlight the U.S. squad. Additionally, Taylor Lipsett (Plano, Texas) is expected to return after missing the 2012 World Sledge Hockey Challenge due to injury. 

FASTHockey will provide live streaming coverage for all tournament games. Those interested in watching should sign up for a free account in advance at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.

2013 USA Hockey Sled Cup

Jan. 23-26 - Indian Trail, N.C. - Extreme Ice Center

Date

Match-Up

Time (EST)

FastHockey.com

Wed., Jan. 23

Korea vs. Russia
U.S. vs. U.S. Development

4:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Live Stream
Live Stream

Thurs., Jan. 24

U.S. Development vs. Korea
Russia vs. U.S.

4:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Live Stream
Live Stream

Fri., Jan. 25

U.S. Development vs. Russia
U.S. vs. Korea

4:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Live Stream
Live Stream

Sat., Jan. 26

Third-Place Game
Championship Game

4:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Live Stream
Live Stream


Notes

Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.), former men's ice hockey head coach at Colorado College and the University of Wisconsin, is the head coach of the U.S. National Sled Team, while Guy Gosselin (Grafton, Wis.) is the assistant coach ... Mike MacMillan (Buffalo, Minn.) is the head coach of the U.S. National Developmental Sled Team, while Kip St. Germaine (East Falmouth, Mass.) is the associate head coach ... Follow @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for live scoring updates during the tournament. For additional coverage, visit usahockey.com and USA Hockey's Facebook ... Media wishing to cover the event should contact Matt Trevor (mattT@usahockey.org) of the USA Hockey communications staff ... Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is the general manager for the U.S. National Sled Team, while Jeremy Kennedy (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is the general manager for the U.S. National Developmental Sled Team ... The U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will be chosen this summer.
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