Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tupper Records Hat Trick to Lift Canada's Field Hockey Team 4-0 Past Italy

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tupper Records Hat Trick to Lift Canada's Field Hockey Team 4-0 Past Italy

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Tupper leads Canada to 4-0 win over Italy

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SAN DIEGO - Scott Tupper celebrated his 200th cap by scoring a hat trick on Thursday, leading Canada's men's field hockey team to a 4-0 quarter-final victory over Italy in World League Round 2.

The 28-year-old from Vancouver scored on a penalty stroke in the fourth minute and a penalty corner in 24th minute, and then capped off his hat trick with a goal in the 60th minute.

"In the first half, to be able to get a couple corners, and to convert them was nice," Tupper said. "I think it's always easier to play the game with a lead, you play a little bit more freely and comfortably, and then to put a couple field goals in towards the end was also nice."

Brenden Bissett of New Westminster, B.C., scored Canada's other goal.

"Obviously it's always special to play for Canada, whether it's once or 10 times or 200," said Tupper, Canada's team captain. …

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