|Photo: Seona Johnston|
August 17, 2010
The Canadian junior men’s national team wrapped up their four-match series with the United States on Sunday, August 15th. The Canadians finished with an impressive record of two wins, one loss, and one draw.
The series immediately followed the conclusion of a national camp for athletes identified for possible inclusion on the squad leading up to the 2013 Junior World Cup.
“This series clearly illustrated that North American junior field hockey is alive, improving, and a critical piece in the future success of Canadian field hockey on the global stage,” said Canadian team manager Ross Stewart.
In game one the Canadians rallied with a goal in the 64th minute to salvage a 3-3 tie. Gordon Johnston led the Canucks with three goals.
Game two saw the Canadians come out strong with a 5-1 victory. Gordon Johnston earned his second hat trick of the series while other Canadian goals were scored by Stephen Bissett and Keegan Pereira.
The Americans scored in the 69th minute of game three to earn a 3-2 victory. Canadian goals came from Keegan Pereira and Gordon Johnston.
The final game of the series had the Canadians edge the U.S. by a score of 2-1. Stephen Bissett and Arsh Buttar were the Canadian goal scorers.
Game sheets can be found at www.fieldhockey.ca