The Argentine ice hockey team, known as Los Leones, was crowned champion of the Latam Cup for the first time in history , after beating Greece Heritage Team 3-2 in the final at the Florida Panthers Ice Den.
According to information from the NHL site, Owen Haiek became the hero of the national team after scoring the golden goal in the second overtime, which was reached with the score tied 2-2.
The path of the Argentine national team towards the conquest of the title began with a 7-2 victory against the Greek team in the group stage. Then, Los Leones defeated Lebanon, coming back from 0-3 down to end up winning 5-4, they closed the round robin play with a 9-1 victory against Mexico. In the semifinals, Argentina won by a tight 3-1 score line to Flying Cedars of Lebanon.
The national team took revenge for last year’s final, in which they lost to Puerto Rico by the slightest difference.
On the youth side, the Argentina Under 16 National Team also climbed to the top of the podium in the Latam Cup, the competition that brings together selected Hispanics, after beating Chile 7-3 in the final, which arrived undefeated.