4 Nations Cup

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For the international rugby league tournament, see Rugby League Four Nations.

The 4 Nations Cup is an annual women's ice hockey tournament, held between four major national teams in the sport; currently, these are Canada, the United States, Sweden and Finland. Until 2000, when Sweden joined, the tournament was the 3 Nations Cup. In general, it is held in or around November each year.

History[edit]

The 3 Nations Cup was first held in 1996. Sweden joined the tourney in 2000, but the USA did not attend the 2001 event due to the September 11 attacks; the 4 Nations roster has been constant since 2002.

The format of the tournament is a single round-robin, with each team playing one game against each of the others. The top two teams advance to the gold-medal game. The last two teams play for bronze. When it was the 3 Nations Cup, the third place team was simply awarded bronze. Team Canada has won 13 gold medals since the four nations cup creation in 1996 and team USA has won 5 gold medals.

Medal table[edit]

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total Tournaments
 Canada 13 5 0 18 18
 United States 5 11 1 17 17
 Finland 0 2 10 12 18
 Sweden 0 0 7 7 14

Tournaments[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Fourth Notes
1996  Canada  United States  Finland N/A The inaugural competition was held in 1996, with Canada, United States and Finland. The final game took place in Ottawa.
1997  United States  Canada  Finland N/A It took place in Lake Placid (USA)
1998  Canada  United States  Finland N/A It took place in Kuortane (Finland)
1999  Canada  United States  Finland N/A It took place in Montreal (Canada)
2000  Canada  United States  Finland  Sweden The competition expanded to four countries with the addition of Sweden. It took place in Provo (USA)
2001  Canada  Finland  Sweden N/A The United States did not participate due to the events of 11 September 2001. It took place in Vierumäki and Tampere (Finland)
2002  Canada  United States  Finland  Sweden It took place in Kitchener, Ontario (Canada)
2003  United States  Canada  Finland  Sweden It took place in Skövde (Sweden)
2004  Canada  United States  Sweden  Finland It was held in Lake Placid, New York (USA)
2005  Canada  United States  Finland  Sweden It took place in Hämeenlinna (Finland)
2006  Canada  United States  Sweden  Finland It took place in Kitchener, Ontario (Canada)
2007  Canada  United States  Finland  Sweden it took place in Leksand (Sweden)
2008  United States  Canada  Sweden  Finland it took place in Lake Placid (USA)
2009  Canada  United States  Sweden  Finland It took place in Vierumäki (Finland)
2010  Canada  United States  Finland  Sweden It took place in Clarenville, Newfoundland and St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada)
2011  United States  Canada  Sweden  Finland Contested in Nyköping (Sweden)
2012  United States  Canada  Sweden  Finland Contested in Finland
2013  Canada  Finland  United States  Sweden Contested in Lake Placid (USA)

Year by Year[edit]

2006[edit]

Main article: 2006 4 Nations Cup

The Tournament takes place in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada from 7 to 11 November 2006.

First Round
  • Sweden 8–3 Finland
  • Canada 3–0 USA
  • USA 5–2 Finland
  • Canada 7–0 Sweden
  • USA 7–0 Sweden
  • Canada 8-1 Finland
Standing
  1. Canada, 8 points
  2. United States, 4 points
  3. Sweden, 4 points
  4. Finland, 0points
Game for 3rd place
  • Sweden 3–2 Finland
Game for the First place
  • Canada 5–2 USA

2007[edit]

Main article: 2007 4 Nations Cup

The tournament takes place November 7 to 11 on the ice rink of Ejendals Arena in Sweden.[1]

Wednesday November 7, 2007
  • Canada 4 – 1 Finland
  • Sueden 0 – 4 USA
Thursday November 8, 2007
  • Canada 6 – 3 United Stades
  • Sweden 0 – 3 Finland
Saturday November 10, 2007
  • Finland 1 – 2 United States
  • Sweden 3 – 5 Canada
Standing
  1. Canada, 6 points.[2]
  2. United Stades, 4 points
  3. Finland, 2 points
  4. Sweden, 0 point

Sunday Novembre 11th 2007

Game for the 3rd place
Finland 1 – 0 Sweden
Game for the first place
United States 0 – 2 Canada[3]

2008[edit]

Main article: 2008 4 Nations Cup

The tournament took place in November at Lake Placid USA.[4]

First Round[5]

Tuesday November 4, 2008

  • Canada 6–0 Finland[6]
  • United States 5–2 Sweden

Wednesday November 5, 2008

  • Sweden 2–3 Finland

Thursday November 6, 2008

  • United States 2–4 Canada[7]

Friday November 7, 2008

  • Canada 1–2 Sweden (after overtime period)[8]
  • USA 4–1 Finland
Standing
  1. Canada, 5 points
  2. United States, 4 points
  3. Finland, 2 points
  4. Sweden, 2 points

Saturday November 9, 2008

Game for 3rd place
  • Sweden 1–0 Finland
Game for first place
  • USA 2–2 Canada after overtime period[9]
It was tied 2-2 at the conclusion of the game and of the continuation in extra time. Erica McKenzie offer the title to the Americans during the shooting's tirs. The United States Team win.

2009[edit]

Main article: 2009 4 Nations Cup

November 3, 4, 6 and 7 at Vierumäki in Finland.[10]

First Round
  • Tuesday November 3, 2009
Finland 0 - 4 United States
Sweden 0 - 4 Canada
  • Wednesday November 4, 2009
Finland 2 - 4 Canada
United States 3 - 2 Sweden
  • Friday November 6, 2009
Finland 1 - 2 Sweden ( extra-time)
Canada 2 - 3 United States
Standing
  1. United States, 6 points
  2. Canada, 4 points
  3. Sweden, 2 points
  4. Finland, 0 point
  • Saturday November 7, 2009
Game for 3rd place
Finland 1 - 2 Sweden (Extra-time)
Game for the First place
  • Canada 5–2 United Stades.[11]

2010[edit]

Main article: 2010 Four Nations Cup

The tournament takes place from November 9 to the 13th in Clarenville, Newfoundland and St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada).[12]

First Round[13]

Tuesday November 9, 2010

  • Finland 3–0 Sweden
  • USA 3–2 Canada (in Shoutout).[14]

Wednesday November 10, 2010

  • Canada 8–1 Sweden
  • USA 4–0 Finland.[15]

Friday November 12, 2010

Standing
1-USA, 6 points
2-Canada, 4 points
3-Finland, 2 points
4-Sweden, 0 points
Saturday November 13th 2010
Game for 3rd place
  • Finland 2–1 Sweden
Game for the First place
  • Canada 3–2 USA.[17]

Rebecca Johnston's goal in extra time period.[18]

2011[edit]

Main article: 2011 Four Nations Cup

The tournament took place from November 9–14, 2011 to Nyköping in Sweden.[19] The competition sets four powers of the Women's icehockey, Canada,[20] the United States[21] · ,[22] Finland and Sweden.[23] All the matches are played Stora Hallen arena.

First round
  • Wednesday November 9, 2011
Canada 5 - 0 Finland[24]
Sweden 0 - 8 United States [25]
  • Thursday November 10, 2011
Canada 3 -1 United States[26] · [27]
Sweden 1 - 2 Finland
  • Saturday November 12, 2011
Sweden 1 - 3 Canada [28]
Finland 0 - 10 United States [29]
Standing
  1. Canada, 6 points
  2. United States, 4 points
  3. Finland, 2 points
  4. Sweden, 0
  • Sunday November 13, 2011
Game for 3rd place
Sweden 2 - 1 Finland
Game for the First place
United States 4 - 3 Canada.[30]

After being tied 3-3 at the end of regulation and overtime, a shootout determined the winner. The United States' Goaltender Jessie Vetter gave the Americans the victory[31] by stopping Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser.[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/.
  2. ^ (English) Guide pour les médias, Coupe des 4 nations 2007
  3. ^ (French) Équipe Canada gagne la Coupe des 4 nations à Leksand, Suède
  4. ^ (French) Matchs internationaux féminins de 2008–09 on http://www.hockeyarchives.info/.
  5. ^ (French) Hockey Canada,Coupe des 4 nations 2008
  6. ^ (French) Le Canada blanchit la Finlande à la Coupe des 4 nations
  7. ^ Canada skates to 4-2 win over USA at 4 Nations
  8. ^ (French) La Suède réussit une première victoire historique sur le Canada à la Coupe des 4 nations
  9. ^ (French) Le Canada rate de justesse en tirs de barrages contre les États-Unis à la Coupe des nations
  10. ^ 2009 4 Nations Cup
  11. ^ (French) L’Équipe nationale féminine du Canada remporte la médaille d'or à la Coupe des quatre nations 2009
  12. ^ (French) Ex-rue Frontenac, Tournoi des 4 nations - Cinq québecoises choisies
  13. ^ (French) Hockey-Canada, Coupe des 4 nations 2010
  14. ^ U.S. Women's Select Team Tops Canada, 3-2, in Shootout
  15. ^ U.S. Women's Select Team Blanks Finland, 4-0, at Four Nations
  16. ^ U.S. Women's Select Team Downs Sweden, 4-0
  17. ^ U.S. Women's Select Team Edged by Canada, 3-2, in Overtime
  18. ^ (French) Hockey-Canada, le Canada bat les États-Unis 3-2
  19. ^ (French) Coupe des quatre nations - À la conquête de l'or
  20. ^ (French) Annonce de la formation de l'Équipe nationale féminine du Canada à la Coupe des 4 nations 2011
  21. ^ Winih, U.S. Team at 2011 Four Nations Cup
  22. ^ 2011 U.S. Women's Four Nations Roster
  23. ^ Template:Se Damkronorna till Nyköping
  24. ^ (French) Le Canada blanchit la Finlande
  25. ^ U.S. Women's National Team Blanks Sweden, 8-0, at 2011 Four Nations Cup
  26. ^ (French) Les Canadiennes battent les Américaines
  27. ^ U.S. Women's National Team Falls to Canada, 3-1, at 2011 Four Nations Cup
  28. ^ (French) Les Canadiennes battent les Suédoises 3-1 en conclusion du tournoi à la ronde
  29. ^ U.S. Women's National Team Blanks Finland, 10-0, at 2011 Four Nations Cup
  30. ^ (French) Hockey-Canada, Sommaire du match
  31. ^ U.S. Women's National Team Captures Championship with 4-3 Shootout Win Against Canada at 2011 Four Nations Cup
  32. ^ (French) Le Canada s'incline 4-3 en fusillade contre les États-Unis

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