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Canada Hat-trick Hero Hoilett, Crepeau, Teibert to miss away Nations League game against Cuba

Impact keeper James Pantemis has been called up as a replacement.

Soccer: CONCACAF Gold Cup-Canada at Cuba Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

After captaining Canada to a 6-0 win over Cuba in their first ever Concacaf Nations League A game, Junior Hoilett has left camp. The winger, who scored a hat-trick during Saturday’s match, has returned to England for family reasons according to Canada Soccer.

Russell Teibert and Max Crepeau will also not be available for Tuesday’s away match after suffering minor injuries. Montreal Impact goalkeeper James Pantemis has been called up as a replacement for Crepeau.

There is no word yet as to whether Teibert or Hoilett will be replaced, although Canada is fairly deep already in both the midfield and winger positions.

Liam Millar was called in as a replacement earlier in the camp after Lucas Cavallini decided to remain at home as his wife was expecting a child.

Canada finish up this international window by taking on Cuba on Tuesday night, with kickoff set for 7:15 p.m. EST. The match is being played in the Cayman Islands due to stadium lighting issues with Cuba’s national field.