COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - NBC Sports Group and TeamUSA.org will provide unprecedented coverage of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, including more than eight hours of sled hockey action on NBC and NBC Sports Network.
The 2014 Paralympic Winter Games run March 7-16 in Sochi, Russia. Team USA is the defending gold medalists from the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. The U.S. won the bronze medal at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, and captured its first gold medal at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
NBC Sports Group will broadcast four sled hockey games in full, plus additional coverage in its studio shows. NBCSN will feature the USA-Italy game during its March 8 studio show at 5:30 p.m. ET. The USA-South Korea game will be featured during the NBCSN studio show on March 9 at 11:00 p.m. ET. The USA-Russia contest on March 11 will be shown in its entirety at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. On March 13, the semifinal games will be broadcast live at 5 a.m. and noon ET on NBCSN. Finally, complete coverage of the March 15 gold-medal game will start at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. All U.S. games in the tournament will be streamed live at TeamUSA.org.
Notes: Team USA's captain is Andy Yohe, while its alternate captains are Taylor Chace and Josh Sweeney ... The youngest player on the roster is Brody Roybal, who turned 15 in May and is making his Paralympic debut. Declan Farmer turned 16 in November ... The oldest player is Andy Yohe at 35 ... Four members of the team have served in the U.S. military. Jen Lee is active duty in the U.S. Army. Rico Roman is a U.S. Army veteran, while Paul Schaus and Josh Sweeney served in the U.S. Marine Corps ... Dan Brennan, director of sled and inline hockey for USA Hockey, is the general manager of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. Jeff Sauer is head coach of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, while Guy Gosselin, serves as the team's assistant coach ... Additional staff members include team physician Mike Uihlein, athletic trainer Mike Cortese, equipment manager Joel Isaacson and Matt Trevor, USA Hockey's manager of communications.