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.
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