2013 Pan American Cup (Men)

Brampton (Toronto), Canada

Argentina (winner) qualify for the 2014 Men's World Cup in The Hague. Top six teams qualify for the 2017 Men's Pan American Cup. Teams placed 7th and 8th will play in the 2015 Men's Pan American Challenge.

Player of the Tournament: Kwan Browne (Trinidad & Tobago)
Goal-keeper of the Tournament: Hubertus Reinbach (Brazil)
Top goal-scorer: Facundo Callioni (Argentina), 10 goals

Canada v USA


# Info Time Teams Score Status Match Sheet
15 August 2013
16 Semi-final 7:30pm Canada CAN - USA USA 1 - 0 (1 - 0) Final        

Match Report

This match between Canada and the USA was a rematch of the Final of the 2009 Pan American Cup in Chile, when the Canadians narrowly edged the American 2-1 after overtime.

The Americans started at full speed, challenging Dave Carter in the Canadian goal twice in the opening minute of play and forcing a penalty-corner, but the Canadian goal-keeper was on the ball with a diving stick save.  USA kept their momentum going for the opening 7 minutes, then Mark Pearson forced a penalty-corner for Canada, but Scott Tupper’s low flick was well guarded by Sean Harris on the post.

The tone of the match was clearly given, with fast attacking hockey from both teams. Canada opened the scoring in the 10th minute by rooky Sukhpal Panesar, receiving a cross from the left, pivoting away from his guard and hammering a bullet out of reach of Chris Rea in the USA goal.

The high tempo of play continued relentlessly, much to the entertainment of the crowd. There was not much build-up in midfield, and balls were travelling quickly to high attackers at both ends of the pitch, with neither team managing to take control of the proceedings.

Matthew Guest had a strong attempt after powering his way into the circle, then Iain Smythe, then Scott Tupper on penalty-corner but the Americans weathered the storm and suddenly surged forward in the final minutes of the period, besieging the Canadian circle and earning two penalty-corners in the final minute of play. Scott Tupper managed a fantastic high stick save on Pat Harris’ flick and the break was reached with the one-goal lead for Canada, but the clear feeling that the match could go either way.

Second period started with the same scenario of both teams going wildly at each other without holding back anything. Play was entertaining for the spectators, but messy at times with unforced errors and passes going astray on both sides. With time passing and neither team able to make a meaningful move on the scoreboard, emotions started to boil up, both on the pitch, in the stands and on the team benches.

The USA forced a penalty-corner in the 50th minute but could not capitalize, then were hindered by a yellow card. Clock was slowly ticking down, although probably too slowly for the nervous home fans realizing that a one-goal lead could evaporate quickly in this kind of match.  Canada however was not trying to protect their lead and kept pushing for the break. It never came but a yellow card to Dave Jameson allowed a late surge from the Americans who had replaced their goalkeeper with an extra attacker. Under intense pressure and despite their tiring legs, the Canadians managed to hold the fort until the end.

Canada will play against their arch-rivals Argentina in the Final on Sunday; the USA will play for Bronze against Trinidad & Tobago.


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action
CAN 10 27 PANESAR Sukhi FG


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
CAN 25 10 PEREIRA Keegan Green
USA 44 1 GINOLFI Jon Green
USA 53 3 BARMINSKI Michael Yellow
CAN 64 29 CURRAN Taylor Green
CAN 66 12 JAMESON David Yellow
USA 66 5 HARRIS Pat Yellow
ARG v TTO (Semi-final) URU v BRA (7th-8th)

Final Standings

  1. Argentina
    1. Argentina
  2. Canada
    2. Canada
  3. Trinidad & Tobago
  4. USA
    4. USA
  5. Chile
    5. Chile
  6. Mexico
    6. Mexico
  7. Brazil
    7. Brazil
  8. Uruguay
    8. Uruguay

Pool Standings

Team GP W D L GD P
Pool A
Argentina  ARG 3 3 0 0 48 9
USA  USA 3 2 0 1 5 6
Mexico  MEX 3 1 0 2 -11 3
Uruguay  URU 3 0 0 3 -42 0
Team GP W D L GD P
Pool B
Canada  CAN 3 2 1 0 4 7
Trinidad & Tobago  TTO 3 2 0 1 5 6
Chile  CHI 3 1 1 1 1 4
Brazil  BRA 3 0 0 3 -10 0