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IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships at a glance

Last Paralympic Games: The U.S. defeated host Russia, 1-0, in the gold medal game in Sochi 2014.

Sledge hockey history: Invented at a rehabilitation center in Stockholm, Sweden, in the early 1960s. The sport debuted on the international stage at the 1994 Lillehammer Games.

USA roster: Forwards: Brody Roybal, Luke McDermott, Josh Sweeney, Dan McCoy, Declan Farmer, Chris Douglas, Kevin McKee, Adam Page, Paul Shaus, Josh Misiewicz. Defensemen: Billy Hanning, Sam Mumper, Tyler Carron, Nikko Landeros, Josh Pauls; Goalies: Steve Cash, Kyle Huckaby.

Tournament groups

Group A: Canada, Czech Republic, Norway, Japan.

Group B: USA, Russia, Italy, Germany.

Tournament schedule

Sunday, April 26

Czech Republic vs. Norway, 9:30 a.m.

Canada vs. Japan, 1 p.m.

Italy vs. Germany, 4:30 p.m.

USA vs. Russia, 8 p.m.

Monday, April 27

Czech Republic vs. Japan, 9:30 a.m.

Canada vs. Norway, 1 p.m.

Russia vs. Italy, 4:30 p.m.

USA vs. Germany, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29

Russia vs. Germany, 10:30 a.m.

USA vs. Italy, 2 p.m.

Canada vs. Czech Republic, 5:30 p.m.

Norway vs. Japan, 9 p.m.

Thursday, April 30

Group A third place vs. Group B fourth place, 4:30 p.m.

Group B third place vs. Group A fourth place, 8 p.m.

Friday, May 1

Semifinals, 4:30 p.m.

Semifinals, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 2

Seventh-place game, 4:30 p.m.

Fifth-place game, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 3

Bronze medal game, 11 a.m.

Gold medal game, 2:30 p.m.