Richmond’s Dakota Chan (receiving the MVP award from Nations cup president Jeff Wilson) stood tall for the Canadian women at the 2018 tournament.
Photo by Chung Chow
Canada looking for repeat performance
By Don Fennell
Published 11:54 PDT, Tue July 9, 2019
Hard work, exemplified by tournament MVP Dakota Chan, lifted the Canadian women to a championship at the 2018 Nations Cup.
A year later, the side knows that same level of effort will be needed to realize the same result.
Canada, which also won the title in 2016, put up a defensive wall in its first three games, not allowing a goal against. That included a scoreless draw with Team USA. The solid team play was evident in the final as well, as Canada got by 2017 champion Ireland 3-1.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Nations Cup, with Canada and Ireland among the eight teams competing in the Women’s Open Division. The other nations represented are Africa, Italy, China, India, England and First Nations.
For this year’s schedule, click here.
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