This is the third time DeQuebec, 36, has earned a roster spot with Team USA. A Marine Corps veteran wounded in Afghanistan, DeQuebec began playing sled hockey in 2013 and has developed into a key player on the national team. 

“Ralph is as tough as they come,” U.S. National Sled Hockey Team head coach Dave Hoff said. “Our physical presence as a team starts with him.”

The San Pedro, California, native who makes his home in Denver, has played in 27 games overall for the national team, recording one goal and 10 assists as a defenseman. 

Ralph DeQuebec (pictured) brings a physical presence to Team USA, said US National Sled Team head coach Dave Hoff. Photo courtesy of USA Hockey