Jamaica’s remarkable start in their short history as a hockey team continued to impress on Saturday, with two wins on Saturday putting them in their first ever tournament championship game this Sunday.
A day ago, Jamaica’s junior team made their national team debut with a 3-2 victory over the Bradford PS101 select team, winning their first game in a tournament hosted by Jamaica at the Nottawasaga Resort in Allison, Ontario. The team was made up of players that had participated in a training camp session with the team last summer, as well as some players from around the world who had signed up since then. Their first afternoon game saw the team take home the 6-1 victory over the Toronto Vegas Golds, a great moment that put them in the drivers seat for their second game later that night.
Their night game was just as impressive. With all the momentum on their side, the team skated to a 4-0 win in their third and final preliminary round game, earning them a spot in the finals for Sunday. The game, which is set for Noon EST, will be Jamaica’s first chance at a championship, just two days after their very first game.
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