Jamaica boosts Olympic hockey dreams with LATAM Cup championship

Photo courtesy: Eliot J. Schechter/Florida Panthers & Dan Shriner/Amerigol LATAM Cup photographer

Tops defending champion Colombia in shootout to win title

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

(CORAL SPRINGS, FL – September 13, 2019) – R. Oliver Mair said some friends gave him puzzled looks when he told them that he planned to watch Jamaica play hockey over the weekend.

“When I made the announcement that Jamaica was going to play in hockey everybody was, like, ‘Who? Jamaica?'” said Mair, the Caribbean nation’s counsel general in Miami. “I mean, the [Jamaica Olympic] bobsled thing happened years ago but ice hockey, this is a surprise.”

Jamaica shocked the 2019 Amerigol LATAM Cup on Sunday by defeating defending champion Colombia 3-2 in a shootout at the Florida Panthers IceDen. READ IN FULL