After winning every single game at the 2014 Pan-American Ice Hockey Games, Team Canada managed to take home gold following a 7-0 destruction of the hosts from Mexico.
There was little doubt that Canada would be able to take home the gold medal at the first ever IIHF Pan-Am games, but after defeating Mexico by a score of 6-3 earlier in the tournament, there was hope that the finals would produce a closer score. Even Carlos Gomez, who led the the entire tournament in scoring with 14 points prior to the finals, had little to do in terms of changing the score on Sunday as Kyle Reed and the Canadians skated to a seemingly easy gold medal.
There have been talk about the potential of Canada and Mexico skipping out on the tournament next year in favor of Ecuador and Uruguay in the next edition of the tournament, however nothing is certain. While it was clear who the top two teams in the tournament were, being the only two ranked IIHF teams in the tournament, it was great for the developing nations to have a chance to play against some higher quality players over the course of the past seven days.
We hope you enjoyed our English coverage of the Pan-American Ice Hockey Games from Mexico. Don’t forget to check back next week for coverage of the top division of the 2014 Challenge Cup of Asia!
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