Road To The Olympic Games


Canadian men's field hockey team remains winless

The Netherlands defeated Canada 7-0 in Olympic men's field hockey competition Tuesday, dropping the Canadians to 0-3 for the tournament.

Team has scored just 3 goals in as many games

Canada's Iain Smythe, left, tries to break past the Netherlands' defence during a men's field hockey match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Tuesday. (Dario Lopez-Mills/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

The Netherlands defeated Canada 7-0 in Olympic men's field hockey competition Tuesday.

The Netherlands (2-0-1) moved into second in Pool B behind Germany (3-0). Canada (0-3) is tied for last with Ireland (0-3).

It marked the first time in the tournament that Canada has been shut out after suffering losses of 6-2 to Germany and 3-1 to Argentina.

The Canadians resume action Thursday facing Ireland, which lost 3-2 to Germany on Tuesday.

The top four teams from each of the two pools advance to the quarter-finals.

After missing the London Olympics four years ago, Canada qualified for the Rio Games with a fourth-place finish at the International Hockey Federation's World League semifinal in Argentina last June.


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