Canada brush aside Trinidad and Tobago 5-2 in men's hockey

Trinidad and Tobago's Jordan Vieira (L) and Canada's Brendan Guraliuk (C) battle for the ball during the Pan American Cup hockey match, on Monday, in Santiago, Chile. Canada won 5-2. - via Pan American Hoceky Federation
Trinidad and Tobago's Jordan Vieira (L) and Canada's Brendan Guraliuk (C) battle for the ball during the Pan American Cup hockey match, on Monday, in Santiago, Chile. Canada won 5-2. - via Pan American Hoceky Federation

TRINIDAD AND Tobago men's hockey team ended their participation, in the first round, of the 2022 Pan American Cup with a third straight defeat, by a 5-2 margin against Canada, in their final Pool B match at Santiago, Chile on Monday.

TT finished bottom of the four-team group; they were beaten 4-3 by the United States on Thursday and 4-2 by Mexico on Saturday.

Canada held a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period. Oliver Scholfield broke the deadlock after five minutes from a field goal, while Gordon Johnston doubled the advantage from a penalty corner in the 12th minute.

TT rallied in the second period to level the scores, courtesy of captain Akim Toussaint, in the 17th and 26th.

Johnston put Canada 3-2 up from a penalty corner in the 36th, while Matthew Barnett netted Canada's fourth goal four minutes later. And Johnston completed a hat-trick when he converted a penalty, in the 44th.

In Monday's other Pool B fixture, the United States trounced Mexico 7-1. The Americans topped Pool B with nine points, followed by Canada (six), Mexico (three) and TT (zero).

The TT women team will be back in action on Tuesday, when they face hosts Chile in a cross-over match, from 5.30 pm (TT time), while Canada will oppose Uruguay in the earlier fixture.

The winners of the Chile-TT game will meet the United States in the semi-final stage, while the losers will meet the losers of the Canada-Uruguay encounter, in a fifth-place clash, on January 27.

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