Pan-Am Indoor Hockey: Guyana shows promise but loses to Argentina, USA


Guyana had an inspiring performance on day one of the Pan American Indoor Hockey Cup in Canada but still went down to Argentina and the United States of America.

Argentina has begun its journey of defending the Pan-American title with an impressive victory against Guyana.

In the first match of the day, the players showcased their skill and determination on the field, securing a solid 9-5 victory.

From the onset of the game, the team displayed solid and coordinated play, dominating both attack and defense. Their ability to maintain ball control and execute effective plays allowed them to establish an early lead on the scoreboard.

Argentina managed to maintain possession of the game and finish with a 9-5 victory.

Additionally, despite a spirited effort from Guyana, the USA secured a 5-3 victory in an intense match. Ajai Dhadwal’s early goal off a penalty corner gave the USA the lead in the first quarter.

Despite facing pressure from Guyana, the USA held onto their lead, with Jeroen Dijkema extending it with a well-taken chance.

Guyana fought back in the third quarter, but the USA maintained control, with Dhadwal scoring his second goal.

Guyana had an inspiring performance against the USA (PHOTO: Pan American Hockey Federation)

A late surge from Guyana saw them narrow the gap, but the USA held firm to claim victory.

In this game, Jeroen Dijkema marked his first international indoor cap for Team USA.

Guyana’s remaining matches are against the hosts on March 20 at 17:00h and Trinidad and Tobago on March 21 at 13:45h.

The tournament brings the best of America together to compete against the world powers, and qualification for the next World Cup, which will be in 2025, will be at stake.

Based on the positions of the Pan American teams in the rankings, two spots will be granted for the men (those reaching the final) and only one for the women champions.

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