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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 StatesSweden 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.

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History[edit]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]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]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 Al-Qaeda terrorist strike of 11 September 2001. It took place in Vierumäki andTampere (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]Edit

2006[edit]Edit

Main article: 2006 4 Nations Cup

The Tournament takes place in Kitchener, OntarioCanada 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]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]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]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]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]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 playedStora 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.

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