HIGHLIGHTS: T&T Hockey Come Up Short Against USA

The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s Hockey Team got their 2022 Pan American Cup started against the United States on Thursday and gave the Americans a fantastic battle but were unable to secure the win, eventually ending up on the wrong side of a 4-3 defeat.

The Yanks drew first blood but T&T responded 3 minutes when Tariq Marcano, leading a counterattack, made a slick pass to Jordan Vieira and using some fancy stick-work to negotiate through the defenders in the penalty circle and scored with a clever chip over the goalie’s stick.

Goal by Jordan Vieira. Video via Flow Sports

America would strike back but momentum would shift back to the Trinbagonians. They caught a break when they were given a penalty shot and Tariq Marcano was able to convert.

Tariq Marcano Penalty Shot. Video via Flow Sports.

Shortly after, T&T would take the lead again when Tarell Singh regained possession for T&T in enemy territory. He finds Joel Daniel deep in the penalty circle and he had enough space to readjust to score the goal that would put T&T up 3-2 at that point.

Goal by Joel Daniel. Video via Flow Sports.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Mens’ team is ranked 37th in the world and the USA were ranked 24th coming into the tournament so in all it was a very good performance by Trinidad and Tobago punching a bit above their weight class.

The men’s team’s next game is agains 33rd ranked Mexico on Saturday and that looks to be an exciting match and the opportunity to get a win under their belt for this tournament. The Women’s team would be looking to bounce back from a rough 16-0 loss against the USA on Wednesday when they play Peru today at 2 pm. T&T women’s team finished 2nd to Peru in the Pan Am Challenge Final so this is potential to be a great game.

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