Junior Hockey World Cup: Two hat-tricks in rout of Canada
Vice-captain Sanjay scored a second consecutive hat-trick while Araijeet Singh Hundal too found the net thrice as defending champions India bounced back strongly to demolish Canada 13-1 in their second Pool B match of the FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup here on Thursday.
Stunned by France 5-4 in their tournament opener, the Indians roared back into the tournament, with goals from Sanjay (17th, 32nd, 59th), Hundal (40th, 50th, 51st), Uttam Singh (3rd minute, 47th), Shardanand Tiwai (35th, 53rd), skipper Vivek Sagar Prasad (8th), Maninder Singh (27th) and Abhishek Lakra (55th).
France are leading Pool B with two wins from as many games, after beating Poland 7-1 on Thursday, while India are placed second.
Shocked by France on Wednesday, the Indians enjoyed the early share of possession and put pressure on the Canadian goal.