Azlan Shah Hockey: Canada scores thrice in last quarter to beat Poland 4-0
After opening day drubbing by Korea, Canada managed to retrieve some honour with a flattering 4-0 win over Poland in the 28th Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament in Ipoh on Sunday.
All the goals for Canada came in the second half. Three of them came in the last quarter.
Playing better hockey, Canadians looked in command right from the beginning. Though the Polish players tried to make a match of the game by playing their hearts out in the first half, they could not sustain the pace of the game in the second half in general and the fourth and last quarter in particular.
Playing to a strategy, Canadians held back their energies for the second half and went all out to notch up an impressive win. It was Brenden Bissett who opened the scoring for Canada in the 35th minute with a goal that surprised the entire Polish defence.
Once in lead, the Canadians appeared rejuvenated as they added speed punch and purpose to their moves.
The darling of the Canadian team was Noronha Texeira who scored the second and the fourth goal for his team in the 47th and 59th minute. In between Gordon Johnston converted a penalty corner in the 55th minute to complete the tally for the North Americans.
- PTC NEWS