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At the Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, the United States became the first nation to claim back-to-back Paralympic gold medals in sled hockey by defeating Russia, 1-0, in the gold-medal game. After becoming the first team to claim back-to-back Paralympic gold medals (2010, 2014), Team USA now seeks to become the first to claim three straight Paralympic gold medals. MORE
Steve Cash | Goaltender
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Hometown: Overland, Missouri
Paralympic Experience: 2006 (1 bronze), 2010 (1 gold), 2014 (1 gold)
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Goaltender Steve Cash has backstopped the U.S. to three Paralympic medals—two gold and one silver—since he joined the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team in 2005. At the age of 15, Cash competed at his first Paralympic Winter Games at Torino 2006 where Team USA won bronze. By 2007, Cash was carrying the load in net and hasn't looked back since. He has only allowed two goals in 10 games of Paralympic play and statistically, holds nearly every U.S. goaltending record to date. In six world championships, he's helped lead the U.S. to three golds, two silvers and one bronze. After winning gold in Sochi, Cash, whose right leg was amputated due to osteosarcoma at age three, was chosen as the flag bearer for Team USA at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. As the veteran on the team, the 28-year-old is primed to steer the U.S. on another medal run in 2018.
About Steve
Something quirky: I can kick myself in the head :)

Nickname: My nickname is Cash Money, which is self-explanatory. Teammate Rico Roman likes to call me Cobra Commander because of my quick movements on the ice.

Best advice received: The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Declan Farmer | Forward
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Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Paralympic Experience: 2014 (1 gold)
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Though he's just 19 years old, Declan Farmer has the resume of a seasoned veteran on the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. A gold medalist at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and 2015 IPC Sled Hockey World Championship, Farmer sits either atop or in the top three of nearly ever U.S. skater statistic, including goals, assists, and points in both single-season and career records. In 2017, Farmer was named Best Forward of the World Para Sled Hockey Championships after setting U.S. records with 12 goals and 18 points to help Team USA earn the silver medal. He was the second-youngest member of the U.S. team that won gold in Sochi and has been one of the program's best players and most prolific scorers. Born a bilateral amputee, Farmer first tried sled hockey at a clinic in in Clearwater, Florida in 2006. Twelve years later, he is poised to be the breakout star of PyeongChang 2018 with hopes of leading Team USA to an unprecedented third-consecutive Paralympic title.
About Declan
Something quirky: I am a huge Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire nerd.

Nickname: Some guys on the team call me Dexter for reasons I don't even remember. Also, some of my friends from home call me Fec.

Earliest memory of sport: When I was 8 years old, a team from New York came down to Tampa to run a clinic for adaptive athletes in the area. I loved the speed of the game from the start. Also, it was the first time that I felt like I was actually competitive as it was the first disabled sport I tried.
Josh Pauls | Defender
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Hometown: Green Brook, New Jersey
Paralympic Experience: 2010 (1 gold), 2014 (1 gold)
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Growing up in New Jersey, Josh Pauls had hopes of becoming the first NHL goalie with no legs. He was born without tibia bones and had both legs amputated at 10 months old. After a few years and some convincing from his parents, he joined a local team, the New York Rangers Junior Sled Hockey club team in 2002. Moving through the ranks quickly and showing promise, he was invited to a USA Hockey Development Camp in 2007. In 2010, at age 17, he was the youngest member of the gold medal-winning squad at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. He went on to make his second U.S. Paralympic Team, winning gold in Sochi. Now 24 years old, Pauls is considered a veteran and key piece to the team's international success, helping the team to four world championship medals in his career. He was named Best Defenseman at the 2015 IPC Sled Hockey World Championships and 2016 IPC Pan-Pacific Championship and holds the Team USA record for most career goals (18) in World Sled Hockey Challenge history.
About Josh
Something quirky: I love country music. My favorite artist is Darius Rucker.

Favorite meal: My mom's baked macaroni and cheese.

Earliest Team USA memory: I remember watching Olympic hockey with my dad and wanting to be on the ice, just like them.

Earliest memory of sport:
After convincing my parents, I joined a local team, the New York Rangers Junior Sled Hockey Team, and later was invited to a USA Hockey Development Camp.
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