Argentina defended their men’s Pan American Hockey Cup title ©Twitter/FIH

Argentina successfully defended their men’s Pan American Hockey Cup title by overcoming Canada in Pennsylvania.

The South Americans had triumphed at the 2013 edition of the event and the Olympic champions were expected to have too much for their rivals.

Ignacio Ortiz gave Argentina the lead after five minutes of the encounter at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex.

The Argentinian team took complete control of the match when Lucas Vila doubled their lead in the 25th minute.

Canada were unable to battle their way back into the match in the second half, with Argentina remaining in charge.

David Carter enhanced his reputation as the match continued, with the Canadian goalkeeper preventing Argentina from extending their lead further.

Having sealed a 2-0 victory, Argentina claimed the continental title for the third time as Canada suffered a fourth defeat in the final.

The United States claimed the bronze medal as they saw off the challenge of Trinidad and Tobago.

The hosts beat their rivals 3-0.

Tyler Sundeen and Sean Cicchi struck twice to in the opening half of the match in front of a home crowd before Will Holt rounded off the victory.

The fourth place finish does, however, boost Trinidad and Tobago’s chances to qualifying for next year's Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast due to earning crucial ranking points.

Matias Paredes was named as the top player at the tournament, with the Argentinian being joined by team-mate Gonzalo Peillat as the top scorer with seven goals.

Canada’s Carter was confirmed as the tournament’s best goalkeeper and Trinidad and Tobago’s Tariq Marcano received the top junior player award.

The women's title is due to be decided tomorrow with Argentina meeting Chile.

The US and Canada will meet in the bronze medal match.