Canadian Men Claim Silver At World Championships
Canadian Men Win Silver At World Inline Hockey Championships
The Canadian Men's Inline Hockey Team captured the silver medal at the 2021 World Inline Hockey Championships in Roccaraso, Italy.
After going 3 and 1 in round robin, Canada was able to capture a big win in the quarter finals sending a talented team from Switzerland home. The Canadians then met Spain in the semi-finals. After taking down Spain 1- 0, the Canadian men faced the Czech Republic who knocked off Italy in their semi-final.
After the first half, the Czech's were up 2-0.Unfortunately, Canada could not slide any pucks pass the outstanding play of the Czech net minder and at the final buzzer, it was 7-0.
The 2021 Men's team roster had a blend of experience and youth. The Canadian squad made up of 12 players and 2 goalies featured several veterans and a number of youngsters who were either making their Men’s team debut or were still in the early stages of their national team careers.
This years team included; Dylan Abbamont, Brendan Baumgartner, Bryan Foster, Brandon Glover, Dave Hammond, Lane Hartwell, Kyle Henderson, Matt Herder, James Isaacs, Chris Rauckman, Cole Sonstelie, Kyle Soper, Jimmy Teed and Thomas Woods The coaching staff consisted of Head Coach Pablo Navarro, Assistant Coach Luis Pineda and Assistant Coach & Trainer, Cary Grant.