Team Semper Fi member Josh Sweeney scores winning goal in sled hockey and helps bring home the gold for Team USA!

March 17th, 2014

Sochi Russia - Sgt. Josh Sweeney, a Marine veteran from Phoenix, Arizona (double above-the-knee amputee) and member of Team Semper Fi scored the winning 1-0 goal over Russia in ice sled hockey this Saturday, bringing home the gold-medal for Team USA for the second year-in-a-row. This victory for Team USA marks the first time that a Paralympic team has won back-to-back gold medals.

Sgt. Josh Sweeney scores winning goal for Team USA Sled Hockey for 1-0 win over Russia on March 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia..  Photos from USA Hockey Team article.

Sgt. Josh Sweeney scores winning goal for Team USA Sled Hockey for 1-0 win over Russia on March 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia..
Photos from USA Hockey Team article.

Sgt. Josh Sweeney scores winning goal for Team USA Sled Hockey for 1-0 win over Russia on March 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia..  Photos from USA Hockey Team article.

Photos from USA Hockey Team article.

Sgt. Josh Sweeney scores winning goal for Team USA Sled Hockey for 1-0 win over Russia on March 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia..  Photos from USA Hockey Team article.

Photos from USA Hockey Team article.

Sgt. Josh Sweeney scores winning goal for Team USA Sled Hockey for 1-0 win over Russia on March 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia..  Photos from USA Hockey Team article.

Photos from USA Hockey Team article.

Sgt. Josh Sweeney scores winning goal for Team USA Sled Hockey for 1-0 win over Russia on March 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia..  Photos from USA Hockey Team article.

Photos from USA Hockey Team article.

We are very proud of Josh and Cpl. Paul Schaus (also of Team Semper Fi and the US Sled Hockey Team), and all of the Paralympians competing in this year's Paralympics!!

Go Team USA and go Team Semper Fi!!!

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