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Team USA’s Can’t-Miss Paralympic Event For Friday, March 16

By Karen Price | March 15, 2018, 12:55 p.m. (ET)

Gold medallist Brenna Huckaby celebrates with Silver Medallist Amy Purdy and Bronze Medallist Cecile Hernandez of France in the medal ceremony for the women's snowboardcross SB-LL1 at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on March 12, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.  


The U.S. sled hockey team is ready to compete for its third consecutive Paralympic gold medal.

Team USA defeated Italy 10-1 in  Thursday’s  semifinal to set up a finale against Canada on Sunday. Italy did manage to score a goal against the Americans, which no other team had found a way to do in the three games prior, but the U.S. was simply too strong. The Americans take a 4-0 record and a 38-1 scoring advantage into the final.

Brody Roybal scored two goals to bring his PyeongChang total to 10, one shy of tying the U.S. and Paralympic record for most goals in a Paralympic Winter Games. Nikko Landeros had a hat trick in the win.

In curling, the U.S. team lost its final two matches to end the tournament 2-9.

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How To Watch

March 15-16
Time (ET) Event TV / Stream
2:00 PM NBCSN: Sled Hockey NBCSN
8:35 PM Wheelchair Curling Tiebreak Matches Stream via NBC Olympics
9:00 PM Olympic Channel: Wheelchair Curling Olympic Channel
9:00 PM Biathlon Men's 15km, Women's 12.5km Sitting Stream via NBC Olympics
9:30 PM Snowboarding Men's, Women's Banked Slalom Stream via NBC Olympics
11:00 PM Biathlon Men's 15km, Women's 12.5km Standing/VI Stream via NBC Olympics
1:00 AM NBCSN: Snowboarding, Biathlon NBCSN
2:35 AM Wheelchair Curling Semifinal Match #1 Stream via NBC Olympics
2:35 AM Wheelchair Curling Semifinal Match #2 Stream via NBC Olympics
3:00 AM Sled hockey 7th-8th Place Classification Game Stream via NBC Olympics
7:00 AM Sled hockey 5th-6th Place Classification Game Stream via NBC Olympics


Team USA’s Can’t-Miss Event  

Snowboarding — Banked Slalom (10:30 a.m. Korea/9:30 p.m. Thursday ET)

Members of the U.S. snowboarding team already have a total of six medals from the snowboardcross event earlier in the week and are favored to snag at least a few more as banked slalom makes its Paralympic debut. Gold medalist Brenna Huckaby and silver medalist Amy Purdy will be back in action along with Nicole Roundy in the LL1 classification, while Arlene Cohen and Brittani Coury compete in the LL2 for the women.

On the men’s side, bronze medalist Mike Minor, James Sides and Mike Spivey look for podium finishes in the UL classification, while gold medalist Mike Schultz, bronze medalist Noah Elliott and Mark Mann will go in the LL1, and silver medalist Keith Gabel as well as 2014 medalists Evan Strong and Mike Shea compete in the LL2. 

More Team USA Action

• Biathlon — Women’s 12.5K, Men’s 15K (10 a.m. Korea/9 p.m. Thursday ET)

Already multiple medal winners in 2018, Dan Cnossen, Andy Soule, Oksana Masters and Kendall Gretsch lead the U.S. team into the final biathlon event.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.