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

Canada v Mexico

Pool B

# Info Time Teams Score Status Match Sheet
8 August 2017
11 Pool B 5:00pm Canada CAN - MEX Mexico 6 - 0 Official    x 2  

Match Report


Canada beat Mexico 6-0 to qualify for the 2017 Pan American Cup semifinals with goals from Balraj Panesar, Scott Tupper, Gordon Jhonston (PC) and John Smythe. Mexico will play for the 5th to 8th position.

The first quarter showed two patience teams, without taking risks, without showing any weakness to the rival. Although they had some approaches to the area they didn’t show any effectiveness. It was until minute 13  when Iain Smithe enters the area and shoots, but Moises Vargas clears it out without any problems.

Little by little spaces opened for Canada. At 19 'Canada tried again, this time with Taylor Curran who tried to drag, but the ball was deflected. The match picked up pace when Balraj Panesar pulled a push over Vargas and Canada celebrated his first goal of the match. 2 minutes passed until after Guillermo Gonzalez  foot gave them another penalty corner. Scott Tupper scored the 2-0.

The second half of the match had the most penalty corners of the match for both teams. But it was the team led by Paul Bundy who managed to be effective and turn them into goal. Gordon Johnston in the minutes 42 'and 50'. Floris Van Son's with a solitary run had time acomodate himself and score another goal. A few seconds after finishing the third quarter, Vargas was again protagonist, cut a move of the Canadian striker but unfortunately in his action he ends up injured and was replaced by Martín Gutierrez. In the minute 55 Keegan Pereira's goal finished the match with a result of 6-0 for Canada, who with this result ends up leading the group B, waiting for their rival (USA or Chile) for the semifinals.

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


Team Min # Player Action
Canada 22 11 PANESAR Balraj FG
Canada 24 4 TUPPER Scott PC
Canada 42 16 JOHNSTON Gordon PC
Canada 43 1 van SON Floris FG
Canada 50 16 JOHNSTON Gordon PC
Canada 55 10 PEREIRA Keegan FG


Team Min # Player Type
Canada 44 22 SMYTHE John Green Card
Mexico 54 8 GARCIA Ricardo Green Card
ARG v VEN (Pool A) USA v CHI (Pool A)

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