Scott Tupper’s triple strike guides Canada to a 4-0 impressive victory over Chile
A sensational hat-trick by Scott Tupper guided Canada’s national men’s hockey team to an impressive victory, as the team outclassed its Chilean counterparts by 4-0 in the second Pool A match at the 16th Pan American Games, played in Guadalajara,
Mexico, on Saturday, October 22.
The match was an impressive show by the Canadian athletes as they proved to be an extremely tough opposition to beat.
The game was played in a highly competitive mode where the Canadian men dominated their Chilean opponents most of the time during the entire match, especially in the second part of the game.
The Canadians made a triple blow in the second half without conceding any goal throughout the entire match.
The first half, to some extent, was an even fight between the rivals. Nonetheless, Canada managed to score a solo goal, while Chile’s men remained goalless throughout the match.
The first half started slowly but it gained momentum in the middle stage as both the teams tried to create their chances of scoring goals.
However, it was Canada that opened its score when it was awarded a penalty corner in the 15th minute. Scott Tupper was flawless in his effort to convert that penalty corner into their opening goal of the match.
The game’s intensity peaked afterwards, as both the teams looked desperate to defend their goal-posts instead of scoring strikes.
The Chilean men struggled to create their chances in the remaining time too but they failed to make any impression. The first half ended at 1-0 to Canada.
The second half also depicted a similar story. In fact, the Canadian athletes exhibited a more dominant performance as compared to the first half.
The Canadians started their second half action earlier than the first half and continued the same pace till the end of the match.
The Canadian athletes looked more aggressive while remaining solid in their defence. Scott Tupper, once again, netted the ball on a penalty corner in the 49th minute.
The Chilean athletes put up some resistance but it was futile as they could not stop the Canadian attacks throughout the second half.
The Canadian men took another seven minutes to further strengthen their lead when they were awarded another penalty corner in the 56th minute. Scott Tupper, as usual, was the contributor who completed his hat-trick with the strike.
Leading the match by three goals, the Canadian men continued to press the Chilean defence-line till the end.
In the process they managed to score one more goal before the end of the play. But this time the scorer was different. Rob Short completed the Canadian action with a field beauty in the 61st minute.
The one-sided match ended with Canada emerging victorious over Chile, by 4-0.