After a disappointing start to their FIH Junior Hockey World Cup campaign, India bounced back with a dominant 13-1 win over Canada in their Group B encounter of the tournament at the Kalinga Stadium here on Thursday.
India came off the blocks very quickly with Uttam Singh opening the scoring for India after just three minutes in the match. Displaying the attacking Hockey from the word go, the defending champions scored two goals in the first quarter as they did not allow Canada to play their game.
With the help of Hundal Araijeet Singh and Sanjay's hat-trick, India scored 13 goals in the match. Apart from Hundal and Sanjay's hat-tricks, for India, Uttam Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Maninder Singh, Sharda Nand Tiwari, and Abhisek Lakra got on the scoring sheet.
Indian players drew the first blood in the match when Uttam Singh put his side ahead with an easy goal after a good move from the left side of the goalpost. He scored India's first goal against France yesterday as well.