USA’s Pat Harris today completed his 150th International Cap in the final bronze medal match of the Pan American Games 2019 in Lima, Peru against Chile.
The 34-year old player who is a part of the team since 2000, played his international debut back in the year 2003 at the Indoor Hockey World Cup held in Germany and has featured as a regular in the USA Men’s hockey team since then.
The California born, who picked up the stick at the age of five, thanks to his father, has also captained the team from 2012 to 2015.
This was a historic victory for the USA men’s hockey team, as they broke their 24-year-old long jinx to medal at the Pan American Games 2019 in Lima.
“This is great moment, because I have achieved two big milestones here at this stadium in front of an amazing crowd who never tire from showing their love for hockey,” expressed Pat Harris in a post match interview.
“I feel very fortunate to have come this far in the sport and it could not have happened without the support of my family, teammates and support staff,” said Harris.
Pat, has been a part of the USA team which has seen a steady rise in performance in the last two years and have grown from strength to strength.
His brother Sean Harris is also a part of the USA Men’s National squad. The two are nephews of the iconic Tom Harris – creator of the very famous California Cup Tournament.
Pat also plays for German Club Mannheimer HC. As a senior player, he is a mentor for young players to look up to and follow.
We wish him all the best and wish him a long and successful career that wins many more laurels for USA.