After a rocky start, India spoke at the last World Youth Hockey Championship when they beat Canada in the second game by 12 goals. As the whole country celebrates victory, PR Sreejesh delivered a heartfelt message to the Canadian goalkeeper, Daniel Goodwin who conceded 13 goals in the game.
Vice-captains Sanjay and Araijeet Singh Hundal scored three goals as defending champions India counter-attacked strongly to beat Canada 13-1 in the second game of the tournament. Uttam Singh, Shardanand Tiwai, Vivek captain Sagar Prasad, Maninder Singh and Abhishek Lakra were the other young guns that prevented hattrick heroes from making their way onto the scoreboard.
PR Sreejesh extends his support to a fellow goalkeeper as matchday two turns into a goal festival
India’s Olympic medal-winning goalkeeper, PR Sreejesh, came out to assist the Canadian keeper, who had a memorable night in front of goal. Sreejesh insists he knows how Goodwin must feel when conceding more than a dozen goals in just one encounter. The veteran stopper added that goalkeeping in hockey is a whole different ball game.
“Yes we won… .. But can anyone get a feel for what this Canadian GK is going through?? Yes, I can… It’s difficult. Goalkeeping is another game played on a hockey field,“Sreejesh wrote.
The second match in Bhubaneswar turned into a scoring festival with 70 goals scored in the five Junior World Cup matches played. Argentina started the riot with a 14-0 win over Egypt to record the heaviest win in tournament history only for Spain to do better than that. The European giants beat the US 17-0 to claim the record.
To prevent India from beating Canada 13-1, the Netherlands also put on a stunning display as they crushed South Korea 12-5 in the second game of the day. The only match of the day that did not pass the 10-goal mark was the encounter between France and Poland. The French won by scoring seven goals while Polosh only scored one.
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