The U.S. Sled Hockey Team gathers before a game against Canada on Oct. 27, 2021 in St. Louis, Miss.
In 2018, the U.S. became the first sled hockey team to win three straight Paralympic gold medals. The Americans hope to make it four straight in Beijing.
Since sled hockey was introduced at the Games in 1994, the U.S. has taken home five medals, with four of them being gold. Star players such as Declan Farmer, Rico Roman and Brody Roybal are set to begin a residency in January in Nashville.
Canada will once again be the Americans’ biggest rival. In addition to meeting in the 2018 Paralympic gold-medal game, the teams have also met in the past two world championships finals, with the U.S. defeating Canada 5-1 in June to claim a second straight world title.