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Day 2: UANA Junior Panamerican Championships in Edmonton
Game 5- Puerto Rico 20 v Trinidad and Tobago 13 (M)
Day two of the Men’s competition opened with Puerto Rico taking on Tridad and Tobago at the U19 Junior Pan American Championships. Both teams were looking for their first win on the tournament after falling to the United States, who are now 2-0 so far in this round-robin.

Trinidad and Tobago got on the board first in the opening minute of play with Puerto Rico retaliating less than a minute later to tie things up at one a side. Puerto Rico would end the first quarter with the narrow 4-3 lead. The second quarter saw Puerto Rico put some space between their lead adding five goals to lead 9-5 to start the second half.

Trinidad and Tobago would continue to trail Puerto Rico into the fourth quarter down 14-10, a deficit they wouldn’t recover from with Puerto Rico going on to win 20-13.

Angel Rosado led the way for Puerto Rico netting 6 goals, while Guillermo Ocasio added five of his own. Trinidad and Tobago’s Leon Daniel popped five of his team’s 13 in, including one penalty shot in the first quarter.

Puerto Rico now moves to 1-1 in the round-robin and will take on Colombia Saturday evening at 5:50 p.m.

With the loss to Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago will continue to search for their first win when they face Argentina at 1:50 p.m. Saturday.

Puerto Rico:
Jafet Hernandez -1
Guillermo Ocasio- 5
Misael Andino-3
Jose J. Lubriel-3
Gabriel Robles -2
Angel Rosado-6

Trinidad and Tobago:
Jean-Luc Hinds-3
Chad Rowley-3
Leon Daniel-5
Adrian Hinds-2
Game 6- Colombia 14 v Argentina 17 (M)
After a nail-biting 16-15 win over Brazil in their opening game of the Junior Pan American Championships last night, Argentina was hoping to keep their winning streak alive against Colombia in day two of round-robin action at the Kinsmen Sports Complex this afternoon. Coming off a loss to Canada last night, Colombia was also looking for their first win of the tournament.

Both teams came out firing in the first half with Colombia striking first on a power-play goal from Guido Martin Poggi at 7:34 of the first quarter. Argentina however would add one of their own at the five minute mark of the first quarter when Argentina’s Guido Gabriel Martino sniped a power-play goal to pull ahead 3-2 over Colombia. Argentina would add six more to hang on to the lead at 9-6.

The second quarter saw a very different game between these two teams with Colombia closing in on Argentina’s lead. Argentina had the chance to capitalize on a penalty shot awarded towards the end of the first half, but a fantastic save by Colombian goaltender Juan Camilo Hinestroza Rua prevented them from moving ahead, closing the half deadlocked at 10-10 tie.

The second half of the game remained close with Argentina still leading entering the third quarter with a slim 15-13 lead over Colombia. Despite numerous comeback attempts the Colombians fell just short, with Argentina edging out Colombia with a final score of 17-14.

With the win, Argentina moves to 2-0 in the round-robin and will face Trinidad and Tobago at 1:50 p.m. Colombia will face Puerto Rico tomorrow at 5:50 p.m., still searching for their first win of the championships.


Facundo Gonzales-2
Thomas Ezequiel Pannitto-2
Thomas Alfonso Pozo-2
Guido Gabriel Martino-4
Guido Martin Poggi-1
Carlos Camasio-5

Simon Buitrago Gonzalez-3
Emanuel Luis Hernando Perez Hurtado-2
Santiago Cuervo Bustamante-2
Santiago Orozco Munoz- 3
Mateo Martinez Gonzalez-1
Andres Felipe Mora Henao-2
Game 3- Brazil v Puerto Rico (W)
Brazil and Puerto Rico opened day two of women’s action in their first games of the Pan American Championships this evening in Edmonton.

Both wanting to get up to a quick start to set the tone for their respective teams, Brazil got up to a quick two goal lead, before Puerto Rico’s Guarina Garcia caught fire and netted five of her teams six goals, to head into the second quarter tied at six a piece. Brazil would go on to add seven more to pull away from Puerto Rico, and start the second half with a 13-7 lead.

After a bit of a slower third quarter for both teams with only five goals scored between both teams, with Brazil still in the lead by a score of 16-9. The Brazillians would continue to dominate, eventually taking a commanding 20-9 lead with 4 minutes remaining in the final quarter, and go on to win 20-12 over Puerto Rico.

Brazil was led by Samantha Rezende and Sofia Rivas who combined for 13 of their teams 20 goals, while Puerto Rico’s Garcia led with seven.

Brazil will take on the United States tomorrow at 7:10 p.m. as they move to 1-1, while Puerto Rico will fall to 0-1 and face Trinidad and Tobago at 4:30 p.m.

Puerto Rico:
Sabrina Esteves-1
Heemary Andino-1
Claudia Trogolo-1
Milena Guzman-1
Alexandra Melendez-1
Guarina Garcia-7

Leticia Belorio-3
Mylla Bruzzo-2
Marcela Marrani-2
Samantha Rezende-8
Sofia Rivas-5
Game 4- USA 11 v Canada 15 (W)
In what may have been one of the highest anticipated games of the tournament, Canada faced-off against the United States tonight at day two of the Junior Pan American Championships.

Both teams were looking for the win, wrapping up day one both with wins under their belt.

Canada set the tone early, getting up to a 4-0 lead in the first before the U.S. was able to respond late in the quarter, trailing 5-2 after one. Canada continued to lead the U.S through the second quarter, doubling up the U.S. 10-5 heading into the second half.

The Canadians continued their lead through the second half, finishing the third quarter with a 13-9 lead trying to keep the U.S at bay. The fourth quarter of play saw only four goals scored between each team. Canada prevailing and advancing to 2-0 in the tournament with a 15-11 win over the United States.

Axelle Crevier led Canada in scoring with six goals on the night, combining with Kyra Christmas’s four for 10 of their teams goals. Hannah Constance and Bayley Weber led the United States with three.

Canada will rest until Sunday when they will face Trinidad and Tobago at 7:10 p.m., while the United States will take on Brazil tomorrow at 7:10 p.m.
Axelle Crevier (QC) 19U Women’s National Team
“ We were excited to get the win tonight and head into our next game with two wins. Our teams experience so far at this tournament has been great, and we’re excited that we’re getting closer to the medal rounds”

Andrew Robinson, 19U Women’s National Team Head Coach
“ Tonight was a fantastic second step in the tournament, the team is feeling good and motivated to keep going forward and we’re building momentum with every game. I’m feeling pretty confident heading into our next game…still have a couple of adjustments to make before our next game in our next couple practices.”
Axelle Crevier-6
Yasmine Rachid-1
Chayma Hlanadif-2
Kyra Christmas-4
Nina Ceklic-1
Brianna Utas-1

United States:
Hannah Constance-3
Noelle Wijnbelt-1
Sophie Wallance-1
Sophie Leggett-2
Bayley Weber-3
Chloe Harbilas-1
Game 7- Canada 11 v Brazil 14 (M)
Fresh off their win over Colombia in day one, Canada faced off against Brazil in the final game of day two this evening at the Junior Pan American Championships in Edmonton, Alta. Brazil was also looking for a win, after dropping a 16-15 decision to Argentina the night before.

The opening two quarters proved to be a very heated match between these two teams with a 3-3 score after one quarter of play. Brazil would have the upper hand heading into the second half with a slim 7-6 lead over Canada.

Canada started the second half without their usual energy, allowing Brazil to take a bit of control and make some space between their lead midway through the third with a 10-6 lead. Brazil would end the third quarter with a narrow 11-8 lead. The change in momentum proved to be costly for Canada as they were unable to recover the match, giving Brazil their first win in the tournament with a score of 14-11.

Brazil’s Roberto Freitas led the team in scoring netting four goals while Canada’s Aria Soleimane had three.

Brazil will now face the United States tomorrow at 3:10 p.m., while the men will swim-off against Argentina tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m.
Jeremie Blanchard, U19 Canadian National Men’s Team
“ We’re trying to take each game at a time, tonight was tough for us but we were pretty intense and played well….we know what to expect from Brazil if we play them in the final We’re already thinking about our next game against Argentina which will be important for us to get the momentum swing back.”

Andrew Muir, U19 Canadian National Men’s Team Assistant Coach
“Obviously a lot of frustration in the room, we know we strayed from our game and didn’t do what we were capable of. The ceiling is a lot higher than what we showed today so we need to take this as a silver lining as use it as a chip on our shoulder the rest of the way.”


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