Mexico’s women’s ice hockey team has advanced to the next Olympics qualifying round after two convincing wins in Mexico City on the weekend.
The four-year-old team got off to a good start in its bid to secure a berth at the Winter Olympics in South Korea in 2018.
It gave Hong Kong a 13-0 drubbing on Saturday and followed that with an 11-5 win over Turkey on Sunday in Mexico City in the first qualifying round for the Olympic games.
Jalisco native Claudia Téllez, the first Mexican player to be drafted in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, was named best player on her team during the second game, in which she scored one goal and two assists.
Mexico out-shot Turkey with 39-21 shots on goal but there were some tense minutes at one point when Mexico had just three players on the ice due to penalties.
They played before 700 spectators at the Ice Dome.
Mexico will travel to Kazakhstan for the next round, to be played November 3-6. The team will go up against host Kazakhstan, Great Britain and Poland.
Source: Milenio (sp)