2017 Pan American Cup (Men)

Lancaster, PA, USA

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico,
Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Venezuela

Player of the Tournament: Matias PAREDES (ARG)
Goal-keeper of the Tournament: David CARTER (CAN)
U21 Player of the Tournament: Tariq MARCANO (TTO)
Top goal-scorer: Matias PAREDES (ARG) and Gonzalo PEILLAT (ARG), 7 goals

Argentina v Venezuela

Pool A

# Info Time Teams Score Status Match Sheet
8 August 2017
10 Pool A 12:00pm Argentina ARG - VEN Venezuela 12 - 0 Official    x 2  

Match Report


Argentina book their tickets into the semifinals of the 2017 Pan American Cup after beating Venezuela 12-0.  On Thursday they will play against Trinidad & Tobago, second in Group B, for a place in the final game. The Olympic champions finished the qualifying round with perfect score: three games, three victories ,27 goals in favor and only 2 against.

Argentina is looking forward to win their third Pan American Cups championship, after winning 2004 and 2013 editions, both disputed in Canada.

Three goals by Agustín Mazzilli, two by Marc Ganly and Maico Casella, and the rest by Gonzalo Peillat, Joaquin Menini, Matías Paredes, Pedro Ibarra and Santiago Tarazona set the final result.

The result could have been even worse, but the good performance of the Venezuelan goalkeeper Junior Benítez who took several balls out of danger and stopped a penalty executed for Maico Cassella.

They were two quarters well marked. The first with a Venezuela providing good attacks, but that every attempt was always stopped by “Los Leones” giving “The Llaneros” a difficult time. Just after minute 2 'Gonzalo Peillat opened the score with a penalty corner and from there on, every Venezuelan attempt was answered with a goal from those led by Carlos Retegui.

Agustín Mazzilli scored at 13 'and repeated on 17', both goals proof of team work. In the second half, Argentina gave the opportunity to those who had no chance to play the first games against Canada and the United States. That gave Argentina another dynamism and the opportunity to show off, the younger ones.

From this moment onwards Argentina dodnt stopped scoring:

39 ' Joaquin Menini backhand, 44' Matias Paredes and Pedro Ibarra (45 ') with a cross-shot. With a 6-0 up, Venezuela re position their team to a more defensive strategy , but Argentina kept looking for spaces to attack.

In the fourth quarter, the goals of Casella (46 '; 53' penalty corner), Ganly (50 '), Agustín Mazzilli (59') and Santiago Tarazona (60 ') sealed the game.

At the end of the game Ganly said "We did what Retegui told us, we knew Venezuela was going to play a defensive game, we knew it because we played a friendly match before the tournament. Today we did our job and the youngest players earned some minutes on the field looking for a place in the main team”


The men's semifinals will be played on August 10 from 5:00 p.m. The continental champion will qualify for the FIH 2018 World Cup. The Pan American hockey tournament will continue tomorrow with the ladies tournament. Chile vs Uruguay (12:00) for Group A, Mexico Vs. Canada (17:00) followed by United States Vs. Brazil (19:00) in Group B



Team Min # Player Action
Argentina 11 2 PEILLAT Gonzalo PC
Argentina 13 26 MAZZILLI Agustin FG
Argentina 17 26 MAZZILLI Agustin FG
Argentina 39 11 MENINI Joaquin FG
Argentina 44 10 PAREDES Matias FG
Argentina 45 5 IBARRA Pedro FG
Argentina 46 9 CASELLA Maico FG
Argentina 50 25 GANLY Marc FG
Argentina 53 9 CASELLA Maico PC
Argentina 55 25 GANLY Marc FG
Argentina 59 26 MAZZILLI Agustin FG
Argentina 60 3 TARAZONA Santiago FG
TTO v BRA (Pool B) CAN v MEX (Pool B)

Final Standings

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

Pool Standings

Team GP W D L GD P
Pool A
Argentina  ARG 3 3 0 0 25 9
USA  USA 3 2 0 1 1 6
Chile  CHI 3 1 0 2 -3 3
Venezuela  VEN 3 0 0 3 -23 0
Team GP W D L GD P
Pool B
Canada  CAN 3 3 0 0 12 9
Trinidad & Tobago  TTO 3 2 0 1 -2 6
Brazil  BRA 3 1 0 2 -1 3
Mexico  MEX 3 0 0 3 -9 0