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April / May 2018

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Team USA gets it done, the three-peat is complete! Paralympic gold again! Great teams find ways to win, and great players find ways to impact the game. Declan Farmer is a great player, and this turned how to be a great team win. Gosselin echoed the praise for Farmer's heroics, while not discounting the efforts up and down the roster for finding a way to overcome adversity and earn the victory. "Our team was resilient and kept pushing and pushing until the final minute," said Gosselin, who also helped Team USA win gold at the 2014 Paralympics as an assistant coach to the late Jeff Sauer. "The guys left it all on the ice and I couldn't be prouder of this group for coming together to win gold." The United states searching desperately for a goal, finding one in the final minute of regulation and then finding on in overtime to win the sled hockey title at the Paralympics for a fourth time, and the third time in a row." Team USA kept pushing, and earned the right to pull a third consecutive Paralympic gold medal around its necks. " We came into this as brothers," Farmer said. "It's just a huge honor to help this group win gold and represent my country, my family and community on the Paralympic stage. We're just so happy to make all those people proud, including Coach Sauer." P Pat Durant is a digital content coordinator for APRIL/MAY 2018 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM // 33 "THEY DON'T CALL DECLAN FARMER THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD FOR NOTHING." –Brody Roybal on Declan Farmer Declan Farmer lived up to his teammates belief that he's the best player in the game.

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