Lebanon got three goals in the first seven minutes, and from there cruised to a 6-1 win over Bermuda to claim their first ever win at the Ball Hockey World Championships. Alexandre Haddad, Lebanon’s offensive leader the whole tournament, had two goals and two assists. The two teams are battling for 17th place overall, and play again tomorrow.
Bermuda forward Chad Cundliffe said, “It was a disappointing game. We played hard and created scoring chances, but Lebanon did a good job. Tomorrow, we´ll try to do the same things and play a simple game. We have to dig down deep and hope that we score more goals. I think it will be better tomorrow.”
Bassil Boulos captain of Team Lebanon said, “It feels really, really good. The guys have worked hard for this, so it feels good to get that first W and hear our national anthem. We didn’t want to come back home without a victory, so we had to give it all in the first period and I think we kept it going all the way to the end of the game. This is a win, we’re gonna enjoy it, but tomorrow it’s back to business and we’re gonna go back as hard as today, if not harder.”