Canada vs. Argentina (Pool B)
Argentina topped Canada in its second game of Pool B play by a score of 3-1, led by two goals from Gonzalo Peillat.
Scoring got started in the first quarter with a cross-field pass that landed right in the path of Argentina’s Matias Paredes. He had the perfect position to knock it right into the cage.
Argentina had many chances to increase the lead in the third quarter off of penalty corner attempts, but they were 0/8 on penalty corner shots at that point. They finally executed on one early in the fourth quarter when Peillat scored off of the insert pass.
They found more penalty corner success when Peillat fired off his second shot a few minutes later to earn his second score of the game. Argentina padded its lead to three goals.
Canada attempted a run with about five minutes left in play when it finally got on board with a corner goal from Scott Tupper. However, the three-goal deficit would prove to be too much to come back from as Argentina walked away with the victory.
Germany vs. India (Pool B)
Germany topped India 2-1 in a thriller behind a game-winner from Christopher Ruhr in the last seconds of play.
The defending gold medalist struggled all game to find a rhythm on offense, despite coming fresh off of a six-goal game one performance.
The team’s first goal came in the second quarter after a shot from Niklas Wellen, his third goal of the tournament.
India answered minutes later on a penalty corner attempt. Rupinder Pal Singh converted for his team, also earning his third goal in two games of play.
The teams had no further score in the third quarter, and spent most of the fourth battling for shot opportunities. As the seconds ticked down, Germany had one last attempt at a shot. Ruhr came out as the hero, putting his team up with three seconds remaining and sealing the 2-1 victory.
Germany now moves up to the top spot in the Pool B standings in front of the Netherlands.