Sunday, September 18th – (Cardiff, Wales) Team Canada concludes its 2022 Quad Nations tournament defeating Great Britain in 2OT of the tournament final. Canada had multiple opportunities to close out the match; the 5-0 Canadian squad secured the win after a late GB turnover in 2OT.
“That’s a great fight the team put out there tonight,” said Coach Patrick Côté. “Every time we gave something, we got it back, and it felt like we were in control the whole time. We had opportunities to close this at the end of regulation and again in the first overtime, but I guess the guys wanted to play a bit longer. But our resilience and confidence brought this one home. We need to keep the goods and learn from the few mistakes we made. I think it’s a great steppingstone toward Worlds in less than a month.”
Photos: Chris Fairweather/Huw Evans Agency
Quad Nations represented Canada’s last opportunity for refinement ahead of World Championships in October.
Prior to the Final, Canada started the day strong with a Semi-final victory over Germany, the final score was 53-48. Impressive plays by Mike Whitehead and Zak Madell made for great entertainment early Sunday morning.
Madell on Mike’s inbound pass: “It honestly could not have been a better pass. That also allowed us to score the last two, almost three goals that quarter. After that you could feel Germany’s confidence diminish.”
Trevor Hirschfield won best-in-class (1.0) and Zak Madell won MVP honours.
Canada will look to strike gold again this October, World Championships begin October 11 in Vejle, Denmark. The complete tournament schedule can be found here.
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