Lindenwood alumnus Josh Pauls captains Team USA to Paralympic gold medal


Lindenwood alumnus Josh Pauls on the ice. Pauls won his third gold medal as the United States defeated Canada 2-1 in the Paralympic Games.
Photo by USA Hockey.

NICK FEAKES | Sports Editor

Lindenwood alumnus Josh Pauls added a third Paralympic gold medal to his collection overnight as the United States sled hockey team defeated Canada 2-1 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Declan Farmer was the hero of the night for the United States as he tied up the game at 1-1 with 37.8 seconds left in the third quarter. Farmer put in his second goal of the night 3:30 into overtime to win the game for the United States. You can catch Farmer’s game-winner here.

The Tampa, Florida, native was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament thanks to his 11 goals and 6 assists.

“This was a tremendous game to have been a part of and something this group will remember forever,” head coach Guy Gosselin told USA Hockey

A veteran of three Paralympic games, Pauls captained Team USA this year after winning gold with the team in 2010, as a 17-year-old, and 2014. The United States is the only nation to have won more than one Olympic gold medal.

In addition to his three Olympic gold medals Pauls has won gold three times at the Sled Hockey World Championships. 

“It’s an absolutely unbelievable feeling,” said Pauls to “To win a gold medal with such great guys and fight back the way we did is just something that we’re always going to remember.”