The country of Colombia managed to take home their first ever ice hockey victory on Sunday, defeating Argentina by a whopping score of 11-1 in the inaugural match-up at the first ever Pan-Am Ice Hockey Games.

It was a fantastic start for multiple reasons. For starters, Argentina is a veteran at the ice hockey stage compared to Colombia with two losses all time. Having never competed in an ice hockey game before, Colombia’s victory serves as the first ever in the IIHF Pan-American Ice Hockey Games, a new tournament that was recently sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation in an attempt to promote the game in hockey throughout the America’s.

Colombia’s first real test will come on Monday against Team Canada. The fate likely won’t be the same for them after their massive victory over Argentina, but they’ve sure struck fear in the hearts of Mexico and Brazil.

Follow me on twitter, @StevenEllisNHL.

About The Author

Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page:

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.