Hockey: Los Leoncitos return from the Pan American with silver and a ticket to the World Cup

With the cerrense Nicolás Martín, the Argentine youth team fell today in the final of the Junior Pan American Championship that was played in Chile.

Los Leoncitos lost on penalties (3-2) against the locals, after equaling 1 to 1 in regulation time.

In addition to the silver medal, the national team won one of the two places that was at stake for the World Cup in the category.

Martín, a former university student and today in San Fernando, got into the history of local and regional hockey by being the first ABH player to play an official competition with the men’s team.

Argentina reached the final after winning yesterday to Canada (by 2 to 1) and after winning their group with an ideal score, after beating United States in debut (down 2-0) and then surpass Trinidad and Tobago (9-1).

“We are more than 20”

The youth selected from both branches had to face this contest with emergency campuses, since after a positive case of COVID-19 the main delegation had to be isolated all being considered close contacts, since both teams traveled together.

The women’s team (it was fifth) was replaced by the Mendoza team and the men’s team, by the group of players who had participated in the preparation process but had not been on the defensive list.

This so particular generated outrage among some historical players, who made their download on the networks and the president of the Argentine Hockey Confederation, Aníbal Fernández, answered some of the accusations.

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