Friday, September 16th – (Cardiff, Wales) Team Canada defeats France in their first of three preliminary matches at Quad Nations, the final score was 53-45. Canada’s strong start and two early turnovers by France led to a 13-10 first quarter lead.
“It definitely felt good to come out of the gates with a strong defensive effort,” said Madell. “That set the tone early, and we felt comfortably in control for the remainder of the game.”
France was unable to close the gap in the second half despite Canada using all their timeouts in the first quarter.
“We had a great game start. That gave us a lot of confidence and all lines fueled off that,” said Patrick Côté. “It was a great team win and it’s setting the tone for the tournament. We want to continue to build on that momentum tomorrow morning against Germany.”
Canada will resume action on Saturday with matches against Germany and Great Britain.
“We are nasty when we are on task and aggressive”, said Hirschfield. “The strong start was exactly what we needed leading into this tournament. Time to build on it, next game.”
Match 2 – Germany vs. Canada
September 17 5:00am ET, 2:00am PT
Match 3 – Canada vs. Great Britain
September 17 1:00pm ET, 10:00am PT
For the complete Quad Nations schedule, visit their website here.
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