6 September 2011
Estadio Loubriel, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
8 pm et / 7 pm ct / 5 pm pt
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Canadian Press: Canadian men wary of Puerto Rico
Like the rest of us, Stephen Hart views this match as potentially the most difficult of the group. The Puerto Rico team, though under a new coach, Jeaustin Campos, will be familiar with each other and present a well-drilled and organized challenge to Canada's attack.
Despite the ranking, Canadian head coach Stephen Hart says the Puerto Rico could pose the biggest threat to his team.
"I think if you look at the team, they have about six or seven players that play at one club," said Hart at the team's hotel prior to Monday's training session. "That means the working relationships are very good."
The bookies don't share Hart's caution. Bwin has Canada has heavy favourites, and will pay 10.5 to 1 for a Puerto Rico win (a Canada bet pays 1.20x).