Team Canada improved to a perfect record of three wins and zero losses at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. With their win on Sunday, they won Group B and qualified for the semi-finals, where they will face Chile on Wednesday.
In the Canadian victory, the goals were scored by Canadian Matthew Sarmiento from Vancouver, British Columbia in the seventh minute, Sean Michael Davis from Burnaby, British Columbia in the 30th minute, Gordon Johnston from Vancouver, British Columbia in the 31st minute, and James Kirkpatrick. Victoria BC 44 min. Vancouver’s Ethan McTavish gets the shutout.
Canada has now outscored its opponents 8-1 after three games. McTavish now has a brace, having also beaten Brazil 2-0 on October 25.
Canada’s semifinal opponent, Chile, had a Group A record of two wins and one loss. It beat Peru 15-0 on October 25, beat Mexico 5-0 on October 29, and lost to Argentina 3-1 on October 27.
Argentina was undefeated in the first group. In addition to its victory over Chile, it defeated Mexico 10-1, and Peru 22-0. Argentina’s semi-final opponent is the United States. The Americans beat Trinidad and Tobago 6-1 and Brazil 5-1, and lost to Canada 2-1. The winner of the 2023 Pan American Games in men’s field hockey will represent the Americas at the men’s field hockey championship 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.