Canada’s men are looking to finish a four-game series with Ireland with a win on Tuesday after falling to the host Irish 2-0 on Sunday in Dublin.
As the series shifted from Belfast to Dublin for Sunday’s match, the Canadians were hoping a change of scenery would bring about a change in result in the third match.
Despite playing well in the first two contests – and scoring the first goal of the match in the second game – the Canadians came up short in both of the first two games.
On Sunday, the match remained scoreless through the first quarter, with David Carter and the Canadian defense not allowing the Irish to convert on their opportunities.
The first goal came in the second quarter when Timothy Cockram put one by Carter in the 23rd minute.
After the half, Canada came out strong with chances of their own in the third quarter but were not able to beat Irish keeper Jamie Carr.
Carter also shut the door in third quarter, meaning Canada headed into the final fifteen minutes trailing by one.
Ireland scored early in the fourth quarter but Canada kept pressing and nearly picked up its first goal of the game on a chance from captain Scott Tupper, but Carr stood tall making the save and preserving the 2-0 win.
The four-game series will come to an end on Tuesday in Dublin (11:00am local time/3:00am PT/6:00am ET). Canada will then head to Spain for three more matches before returning home to Vancouver.