1. The seventeen men of the U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team are headed to Sochi for a chance at a second consecutive gold medal.
Josh Pauls (#27) races to the goal in a game against Canada.
2. Sled hockey’s been called “murderball on blades,” and these guys aren’t afraid to take a hit.
Paul Schaus (#28) collides with a Russian opponent during a tournament game in 2013.
3. They’re strong…
Josh Sweeney (#13) does push-ups in the locker room.
4. …and they are determined to bring home gold for the U.S.
The players lined up after a game during the playing of the U.S. national anthem.
5. And so we ask you: Are you ready?
Watch the full story in ICE WARRIORS: USA Sled Hockey, premiering on PBS February 24 at 10/9C (check local listings) and online at pbs.org/icewarriors beginning February 25.