9 August 2013
Ali Lee, PAHF
BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Men’s Pan American Cup, hosted in Brampton, Canada, will experience a change in schedule for the opening pool play matches. The opening match that pits Argentina against Mexico, as well as the Canadian home opener against Brazil will go on as planned on Saturday; however travel logistics have hindered two of the competing teams.Both Uruguay and Trinidad and Tobago faced traveling hurdles that have required the Pan American Hockey Federation to alter the competition schedule, pushing games to Monday and moving Tuesday’s competitions to Wednesday.
Prior to taking off from Montevideo, the Uruguay squad was delayed as severe storms resulted in their plane being struck by lightning. In addition, the Trinidad and Tobago contingency also faced a roadblock obtaining their visas.To accommodate the delayed teams, both Uruguay and Trinidad and Tobago’s opening matches have been moved to Monday, while the remainder of the scheduled has been moved down a day. The semifinals and final matches will all be played as originally scheduled.
All 20 games will also be broadcast live online via the Pan American Hockey Federation website at panamhockey.org