Limerick, IRE—Canada advanced on Wednesday to the semi-finals at the 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 Championship with a 17-7 win over the host nation, Ireland.
Canada toppled the previously undefeated Ireland, despite a strong opening. Ireland opened the scoring and had Canada on the defensive early, but a high scoring third quarter saw Canada secure their victory.
Noah Manning’s four goals and Owen Hiltz’s first quarter hat trick continued to showcase Canada’s dominant offense, seen throughout the tournament and demonstrated again today with 46 shot attempts. Bo Columbus won all 28 faceoffs of the game.
Ross Scott (4G, 3A), Thomas McConvey (3G), Sam English (1G, 1A), Brock Haley (1G, 2A), Graydon Hogg (1G, 2A), Ty English (1A), Carter Page (1A), and Adam Poitras (1A) also saw their way onto the score sheet.
Canada has appeared in every semi-final of the U-19 (this year U-21) tournament, with 2022 being no exception. It will mark their ninth top four finish. A semi-final win would see Canada play in the gold medal game for the sixth time in a row.
Canada will face Australia in the first semi-final on Thursday at 4 p.m. IST on ESPN+ and TSN Live.
About Lacrosse Canada
Founded in 1867, Lacrosse Canada is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. Lacrosse Canada’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. Lacrosse Canada oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by World Lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - NormaTec Recovery Systems, RockTape, OPRO, Canadian Red Cross, Westjet, and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.
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