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Matthew Sarmento

Position Forward
Program Men’s National Team
Home Town Vancouver, BC
Birth Date June 23, 1991
Caps 86
Twitter @sarmy21

Matthew Sarmento, like many Canadians, grew up playing ice hockey. When he was in high school, his English teacher – a former Canadian field hockey player – suggest he take up the sport, and he did.Since then, Sarmetno has been on the rise.

He made his first junior appearance in 2011 and his first senior appearance in 2013 in France. After battling injury in 2014, Sarmento was a regular on the Canadian teams that competed in the World League tournament, which ended up in Canada qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He then competed in the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Ontario.

He won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 Junior Pan American Championship. Sarmento has also played for the University of Victoria Vikes and University of British Columbia Thunderbirds of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).