The USA have finished first at the last two World Championship A-Pool events.
The USA are the defending Paralympic and world champions in ice sledge hockey, and they have not lost any key components from last year’s world-title team.
With veterans Taylor Chace and Alexi Salamone, and Steve Cash as one of the world’s best goaltenders, the USA are heading into the tournament as the team to beat.
The squad also boasts several military veterans looking to get to the Paralympics for the first time, but look for all of the Americans’ opponents to step up their game as they try to knock the reigning champions off their throne.
Taylor Chace (defenseman); Alexi Salamone (forward)
World Championship A-Pool medals
Gold (2009, 2012); Silver (2004); Bronze (2008)
Gold (2002, 2010); Bronze (2006)