Source: Seman Arioargentino
The Argentine Ice Hockey Team will participate in the third edition of the Latam Cup to be held from October 14 to 17 at the Florida Panthers Ice Den in the city of Coral Springs, FL.
In the previous editions of the tournament, the Argentine team registered resounding triumphs against Mexico, Venezuela, and above all in both editions of the classic against Brazil. The Argentine National Team will seek in this edition to return to the medal podium, a place that it occupied with the bronze medal achieved in the 2017 Pan American Championship in Mexico City.
After not taking place in 2020 due to the global pandemic situation, the Latam Cup this year will have the participation of six national teams in its highest division.
In Division I Group A it will be Argentina, Puerto Rico, and Mexico while Group B is made up of Colombia, Lebanon, and Venezuela. The winners of their respective groups qualify directly to the semi-finals, while the second and third parties will play the quarterfinals.
Beyond this, the tournament will also have a female and Junior category, as well as a Men’s Division B (in which Brazil and Chile participate), although this time for the first time without the participation of Argentine teams due to a pandemic.
The current squad is made up of several players residing in Argentina, as well as abroad.
Among its players are Owen Haiek who participated in the Inline Hockey World Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia and until 2019 player of the Ontario Hockey Academy in Canada; Matias Weir, former captain of the Palm Beach Hawks and current Florida Atlantic University player; Ethan and Brody Lim from the South Florida Hockey Academy, Tomas Abrate, former Notre Dame varsity player; and several players from the Club Andino Ushuaia. Technical Director is Mr. Dicky Haiek, veteran of numerous IIHF World Inline Hockey World Cups with the Argentine National Team.
The Argentine team is recognized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) through the Argentine Association of Ice Hockey and Inline (AAHHL), in turn a member of the Argentine Olympic Committee.
This will be the seventh time Argentine men’s team will play in a international tournament.
The entrance to all the games is free and free, as well is the parking. The tournament will take place at the Panthers Ice Den, the Florida Panthers training center, located at 3299 Sportsplex. Dr., Coral Springs FL 33065
The fixtures of all categories, as well as more information about the tournament, are available at Amerigol Latam Cup