The North American & Caribbean IHF Trophy tournaments threw off yesterday, but not without a few logistical headaches. The weather in Chicago/West Dundee resulted in every single team arriving late. The Guadeloupe Jr Team even had to travel direct from the airport for their match vs Canada.
Further complicating both the Jr and Youth tournaments were eligibility issues with several players on the Martinique rosters. The athletes in question had not been included on the previously submitted provisional rosters and therefore were declared ineligible. As a result both the Martinique Jr and Youth teams will not officially compete in the tournament and their matches will be considered exhibition games.
Saturday 17 November (Youth Results)
1:00 PM Canada 24×22 Guadeloupe
3:00 PM Mexico 27×19 Martinique (Exhibition)
Zachary Ouallouche led Canada with 6 goals. Mamadu Guennady Batri added 5 and Kevin Emeu Ngaleu scored 4.
Saturday 17 November (Jr Results)
5:00 PM Guadeloupe 22×25 Mexico
7:00 PM Martinique 16×18 USA (Exhibition)
The U.S. started very slowly against Martinique falling behind 4-0 early. Following a time out they traded goals the rest of the first half and went into the break trailing 12-7. The second half was all U.S. as excellent defense and stellar goalie play by Rene Ingram held Martinique to just 4 goals and the final score of 18-16.
USA Scoring: Giona Dobrani 6, Amar Amitovic 4, Logan Eriksson 3, Zachary Rietz 3, Elyese Batagi 1, Nik Zarikos 1
Today’s Schedule (Sunday 18 November)
1:00 PM Canada vs Mexico
3:00 PM Mexico vs Martinique (Exhibition)
5:00 PM Guadeloupe vs Martinique (Exhibition)
7:00 PM Mexico vs USA
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