Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Declan Farmer leads Team USA to Paralympics sled hockey semifinals

Declan Farmer of Tampa helped pace Team USA to the semifinals in sled hockey at the Paralympics Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with a tournament-high 13 points.

The United States, undefeated and unscored on in three games during Group B play, faces Italy at 7 a.m. Thursday. TV coverage is still to be determined but the game will be streamed live at NBCOlympics.com.

RELATED: Highlights from Team USA's win against Korea

Farmer, 20, playing in his second Paralympics, is tied with teammate Brody Roybal for the most goals in the tournament with eight.

Farmer had a goal and three assists in a 10-0 victory against Japan to open the tournament.

He had four goals and an assist in a 10-0 victory against the Czech Republic.

Against host Korea on Monday, Farmer had three goals and an assist.

Team USA is looking for its third consecutive gold medal.

Farmer, a bilateral amputee, began playing sled hockey when he was 8. He played in the Tampa Bay Lightning's sled hockey program before joining the national team when he was 14.

A sophomore at Princeton University, Farmer is considered by many to be the top sled hockey player in the world.

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