Paralympic Winter Games
7-16 March

NBC to now air Russia-USA sledge hockey final live

The Americans will try to defend their Paralympic title against the host nation on Saturday (15 March). 14 Mar 2014 By IPC

Calling the game for NBC will be veteran Olympic and NHL play-by-play voice Dave Strader. He will be joined by analyst and 2002 ice sledge hockey gold medallist Kip St. Germaine.

Reigning Paralympic champions USA will face host nation Russia in the ice sledge hockey Paralympic final, which will now be shown live on NBC’s main network at 20:00 (MSK) or 12:00 (EST) on Saturday (15 March).

The USA 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.

The USA will be led by goaltender Steve Cash and forwards Josh Pauls and Declan Farmer, along with war veterans Josh Sweeney and Rico Roman. The Americans defeated the defending world champions from Canada in the semi-finals, 3-0.

Russia, who currently lead the Sochi 2014 medal standings, will be anchored by forward Dmitry Lisov and goaltender Vladimir Kamantcev. Russia shut out Norway in the semi-finals, 4-0.

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 the game for NBC will be veteran Olympic and NHL play-by-play voice Dave Strader. He will be joined by analyst and 2002 ice sledge hockey gold medallist Kip St. Germaine.