Canada and Ireland will battle it out on Sunday to seal a ticket for Olympics 2020. Ireland won against Canada last night and they will aim to deny Canada a victory in today’s header as well.
Shane O’Donoghue and Sean Murray scored teo goals each to take their team home and now Canada needs a victory in the next header to make way into 2020 Olympics. Johnston Gordon scored one goal for Canada while Keegan Pereira scored two goals for the side. However, their efforts couldn’t stop Ireland from getting the better of them as they won by 5-3. Going forward, while Ireland would aim to win the next game and book their spot in Tokyo Olympics, Canada will battle it out to close the score gap and stun their European counterparts.
Matches played: 09
Ireland Won: 07
Canada won: 03
Date – 27th October 2019
Venue – Ambleside Rutledge Field, West Vancouver
CAN vs IRE Hockey squads
Canada Hockey Squad: Scott Tupper (c), Floris van Son, Bard Logan, Gabriel Ho-Garcia, Oliver Scholfield, James Wallace, Fin Boothroyd, Matthew Sarmento, John Smythe, Keegan Pereira, Balraj Panesar, Adam Froese, Gordon Johnston, Brenden Bissett, James Kirkpatrick, Sukhi Panesar, David Carter, Antoni Kindler
Ireland Hockey squad: Jonathan Bell (c), David Harte, David Fitzgerald, Lee Cole, Conor Harte, Shane O’Donoghue, Michael Robson, Eugene Magee, John McKee, Matthew Nelson, Stuart Loughrey, John Jackson, Tim Cross, Daragh Walsh, Sean Murray, Chris Cargo, Peter Caruth
Canada fantasy picks: G Johnston, B Panesa, G Ho-Garcoa. O Schofield, K Pereira
Ireland fantasy picks: D Fitzgerald, C Harte, S Loughrey, S O’Donologue, D Walsh, S Murray
Goal-keeper: D Fitzgerald
Defenders: C Harte, S Loughrey, G Johnston, B Panesar, G Ho-Garcia
Mid-fielders: S Cole, G Ho-Garcia, S o’Donnoghue (c), Sukhi Panesar
Forwards: S Murray, O Schofield, K Pereira (vc)