Pan American Junior Championship

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Pan American Junior Championship
SportField hockey
FoundedM: 1978
W: 1988
ContinentPAHF (Americas)
Most recent
champion(s)
M:  Argentina (10th title)
W:  Argentina (7th title)
Most titlesM:  Argentina (10 titles)
W:  Argentina (7 titles)
Official websitepanamhockey.org

The Pan American Junior Championship is an international field hockey competition for men and women organized by the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF). The tournament started in the year 1978 for men's teams and in 1988 for women's. Both tournaments serve as the qualifiers for the Hockey Junior World Cup and the Women's Hockey Junior World Cup, respectively.

Only one country has dominated both events' history. Argentina's men have won every single tournament, while the women's team has failed to win only one edition.

Men[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final 3rd Place Match
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1978 Mexico City, Mexico
Argentina

Chile

Canada

Mexico
1981 Santiago, Chile
Argentina

Canada

Chile

United States
1985 Orlando, United States
Argentina

Canada

Chile

United States
1988 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Argentina

Cuba

Canada

Chile
1992 Havana, Cuba
Argentina

Cuba

Canada

United States
1996 Bridgetown, Barbados
Argentina
2–1
Cuba

Canada
8–1
Chile
2000 Santiago, Chile
Argentina
1–0
Chile

Canada
4–1
United States
2005 Havana, Cuba
Argentina
7–0
Chile

Mexico
4–0
United States
2008 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Argentina
3–0
Chile

United States
2–2
(6–5)
(penalties)

Canada
2012
Details
Guadalajara, Mexico
Argentina
3–2
Canada

Chile
3–2
extra time

United States
2016
Details
Toronto, Canada
Argentina
5–0
Canada

Chile
4–1
United States
2020
Details
Santiago, Chile

Successful national teams[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third Places Fourth Places
 Argentina 11 (1978, 1981, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016)
 Canada 4 (1981, 1985, 2012, 2016) 5 (1978, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000) 1 (2008
 Chile 4 (1978, 2000*, 2005, 2008) 4 (1981*, 1985, 2012, 2016) 2 (1988, 1996)
 Cuba 3 (1988, 1992*, 1996)
 United States 1 (2008) 7 (1981, 1985*, 1992, 2000, 2005, 2012, 2016)
 Mexico 1 (2005) 1 (1978*)
* = host nation

Team appearances[edit]

Team 1978 1981 1985 1988 1992 1996 2000 2005 2008 2012 2016 Total
 Argentina 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 12
 Barbados - - - - - 7th 5th 7th 6th 7th - 5
 Brazil - - - - - - - - 9th 9th - 2
 Canada 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 5th 4th 2nd 2nd 11
 Chile 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 11
 Cuba 5th - - 2nd 2nd 2nd - 6th - - - 5
 Guatemala - - - - - - - - - 13th - 1
 Guyana - - - 6th - 10th - - 11th - 7th 4
 Jamaica 6th - - - - - - 9th 10th 11th - 4
 Mexico 4th 5th 6th - 6th 5th 6th 3rd 5th 6th 6th 10
 Paraguay - - - - - - 9th - - - - 1
 Puerto Rico - - - - - - 10th 10th 8th 12th 8th 5
 Trinidad and Tobago - 6th 5th - - 6th 7th 8th 7th 5th 5th 8
 United States - 4th 4th 5th 4th 9th 4th 4th 3rd 4th 4th 10
 Uruguay - - - - - - - - - 8th - 1
 Venezuela - - - - - 8th 8th 11th - 10th - 4
Total 6 6 6 6 6 10 10 11 11 13 8 93

Women[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final 3rd Place Match
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1988 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina

United States

Chile

Uruguay
1992 Caracas, Venezuela
Argentina

Trinidad and Tobago

Canada

United States
1997 Santiago, Chile
Argentina
7–1
Canada

United States
3–0
Chile
2000 Bridgetown, Barbados
Argentina
5–0
United States

Canada
0–0
(3–2)
(penalties)

Chile
2005
Details
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Argentina
3–1
United States

Chile
2–1
Canada
2008
Details
Mexico City, Mexico
United States
2–1
extra time

Chile

Argentina
8–0
Mexico
2012
Details
Guadalajara, Mexico
Argentina
2–1
Canada

United States
2–1
Chile
2016
Details
Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago
Argentina
6–0
United States

Chile
3–0
Canada
2020
Details
Santiago, Chile

Successful national teams[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third Places Fourth Places
 Argentina 7 (1988*, 1992, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2012, 2016) 1 (2008)
 United States 1 (2008) 4 (1988, 2000, 2005, 2016) 2 (1997, 2012) 1 (1992)
 Canada 2 (1997, 2012) 2 (1992, 2000) 4 (2005, 2016)
 Chile 1 (2008) 3 (1988, 2005, 2016) 3 (1997*, 2000, 2012)
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 (1992)
 Uruguay 1 (1988)
 Mexico 1 (2008*)
* = host nation

Team appearances[edit]

Team 1988 1992 1997 2000 2005 2008 2012 2016 Total
 Argentina 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 8
 Barbados - - 6th 5th 7th 7th - 8th 5
 Bermuda - - 7th 8th 10th 8th - - 4
 Brazil - - - - - - 11th - 1
 Canada - 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th - 2nd 4th 6
 Chile 3rd - 4th 4th 3rd 2nd 4th 3rd 7
 Cuba 5th - - - - - - - 1
 Dominican Republic - - - - 12th - - - 1
 Jamaica - - - - 8th - 10th - 2
 Mexico - - 10th 9th 5th 4th 7th 7th 6
 Paraguay 6th - 8th - - - 9th - 3
 Puerto Rico - - - - 11th - - - 1
 Trinidad and Tobago - 2nd - 6th 9th 6th 8th 6th 6
 United States 2nd 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 8
 Uruguay 4th - 5th - 6th 5th 5th 5th 6
 Venezuela - - 9th 7th - - 6th - 3
Total 6 4 10 9 12 8 11 8 68