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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.

HistoryEdit

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 14 gold medals since the 4 Nations Cup creation in 1996 and Team USA has won 9 gold medals.

Medal tableEdit

Country   Gold   Silver   Bronze Medals
  Canada 14 9 0 23
  United States 9 12 1 22
  Finland 0 2 14 16
  Sweden 0 0 8 8
Total 23 23 23 69

TournamentsEdit

Key
  • (#) Number of tournaments (or 2nd, 3rd, or 4th places) won at the time.
Year   Gold   Silver   Bronze Fourth Host city (cities) Host country (countries)
1996   Canada (1)   United States (1)   Finland (1) Canton, Cornwall, Kingston, Ottawa, and Smiths Falls   Canada
  United States
1997   United States (1)   Canada (1)   Finland (2) Belleville, Burlington, Lake Placid, Ottawa, and Saratoga Springs   Canada
  United States
1998   Canada (2)   United States (2)   Finland (3) Kuortane   Finland
1999   Canada (3)   United States (3)   Finland (4) Montreal and Sherbrooke   Canada
2000   Canada (4)   United States (4)   Finland (5)   Sweden (1) Provo   United States
2001   Canada (5)   Finland (1)   Sweden (1) Hämeenlinna, Mikkeli, Tampere, and Vierumäki   Finland
2002   Canada (6)   United States (5)   Finland (6)   Sweden (2) Kitchener and Mississauga   Canada
2003   United States (2)   Canada (2)   Finland (7)   Sweden (3) Skövde   Sweden
2004   Canada (7)   United States (6)   Sweden (2)   Finland (1) Lake Placid   United States
2005   Canada (8)   United States (7)   Finland (8)   Sweden (4) Hämeenlinna, Salo, and Tampere   Finland
2006   Canada (9)   United States (8)   Sweden (3)   Finland (2) Kitchener   Canada
2007   Canada (10)   United States (9)   Finland (9)   Sweden (5) Leksand   Sweden
2008   United States (3)   Canada (3)   Sweden (4)   Finland (3) Lake Placid   United States
2009   Canada (11)   United States (10)   Sweden (5)   Finland (4) Kerava, Helsinki, Mikkeli, Tikkurila, and Vierumäki   Finland
2010   Canada (12)   United States (11)   Finland (10)   Sweden (6) Clarenville and St. John's   Canada
2011   United States (4)   Canada (4)   Sweden (6)   Finland (5) Nyköping   Sweden
2012   United States (5)   Canada (5)   Sweden (7)   Finland (6) Kerava and Tikkurila   Finland
2013   Canada (13)   Finland (2)   United States (1)   Sweden (7) Lake Placid   United States
2014   Canada (14)   United States (12)   Sweden (8)   Finland (7) Kamloops   Canada
2015   United States (6)   Canada (6)   Finland (11)   Sweden (8) Sundsvall Municipality   Sweden
2016   United States (7)   Canada (7)   Finland (12)   Sweden (9) Järvenpää, Kerava, and Vierumäki   Finland
2017   United States (8)   Canada (8)   Finland (13)   Sweden (10) Tampa   United States
2018   United States (9)   Canada (9)   Finland (14)   Sweden (11) Saskatoon   Canada

Year by YearEdit

2006Edit

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

2007Edit

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
  • Sweden 0 – 4 USA
Thursday November 8, 2007
  • Canada 6 – 3 United States
  • 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 States, 4 points
  3. Finland, 2 points
  4. Sweden, 0 point

Sunday November 11th 2007

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

2008Edit

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 3–2 Canada after overtime period[9]
Game was tied 2-2 after regulation and extra time. Erica McKenzie scored the game-winning goal for the United States team in the shootout.

2009Edit

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]

2010Edit

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 Shootout).[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]

2011Edit

The tournament took place from November 9–14, 2011 to Nyköping in Sweden.[19] The competition sets four powers of the Women's ice hockey, 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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/[permanent dead link].
  2. ^ (in English) Guide pour les médias, Coupe des 4 nations 2007
  3. ^ (in French) Équipe Canada gagne la Coupe des 4 nations à Leksand, Suède
  4. ^ (in French) Matchs internationaux féminins de 2008–09 on http://www.hockeyarchives.info/.
  5. ^ (in French) Hockey Canada,Coupe des 4 nations 2008
  6. ^ (in 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. ^ (in French) La Suède réussit une première victoire historique sur le Canada à la Coupe des 4 nations
  9. ^ (in 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. ^ (in French) L’Équipe nationale féminine du Canada remporte la médaille d'or à la Coupe des quatre nations 2009
  12. ^ (in French) Ex-rue Frontenac, Tournoi des 4 nations - Cinq québecoises choisies Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ (in French) Hockey-Canada, Coupe des 4 nations 2010
  14. ^ "U.S. Women's Select Team Tops Canada, 3-2, in Shootout". Archived from the original on 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  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. ^ (in French) Hockey-Canada, le Canada bat les États-Unis 3-2
  19. ^ (in French) Coupe des quatre nations - À la conquête de l'or Archived 2012-07-17 at Archive.today
  20. ^ (in 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". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
  22. ^ 2011 U.S. Women's Four Nations Roster Archived 2011-10-16 at the Wayback Machine
  23. ^ (in Northern Sami) Damkronorna till Nyköping Archived 2011-12-19 at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ (in French) Le Canada blanchit la Finlande
  25. ^ U.S. Women's National Team Blanks Sweden, 8-0, at 2011 Four Nations Cup Archived 2012-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ (in French) Les Canadiennes battent les Américaines
  27. ^ U.S. Women's National Team Falls to Canada, 3-1, at 2011 Four Nations Cup Archived 2012-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
  28. ^ (in 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 Archived 2012-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
  30. ^ (in 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". Archived from the original on 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
  32. ^ (in French) Le Canada s'incline 4-3 en fusillade contre les États-Unis

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