4 Nations Cup

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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.

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

Medal table[edit]

Country 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 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

Tournaments[edit]

Key
  • (#) Number of tournaments (or 2nd, 3rd, or 4th places) won at the time.
Year 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Fourth Host city (cities) Host country (countries)
1996  Canada (1)  United States (1)  Finland (1) Ottawa, Cornwall, Kingston, and Smiths Falls, Ontario
Canton, New York
 Canada
 United States
1997  United States (1)  Canada (1)  Finland (2) Lake Placid, Saratoga Springs, New York and Burlington, Vermont
Ottawa and Belleville, Ontario
 United States
 Canada
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, Utah  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, New York and
Burlington, Vermont
 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
2019 Cancelled Due to Contract Disputes between Swedish Ice Hockey Association and Swedish Women's Team [1][2] Luleå  Sweden
2020 Not scheduled due to COVID-19 pandemic  Finland/ Sweden

Year by Year[edit]

2006[edit]

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]

The tournament takes place November 7 to 11 on the ice rink of Ejendals Arena in Sweden.[3]

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.[4]
  2. United States, 4 points
  3. Finland, 2 points
  4. Sweden, 0 point

Sunday November 11, 2007

Game for the 3rd place
Finland 1 – 0 Sweden
Game for the first place
United States 0 – 2 Canada[5]

2008[edit]

The tournament took place in November at Lake Placid USA.[6]

First Round[7]

Tuesday November 4, 2008

  • Canada 6–0 Finland[8]
  • United States 5–2 Sweden

Wednesday November 5, 2008

  • Sweden 2–3 Finland

Thursday November 6, 2008

  • United States 2–4 Canada[9]

Friday November 7, 2008

  • Canada 1–2 Sweden (after overtime period)[10]
  • 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[11]
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.

2009[edit]

November 3, 4, 6 and 7 at Vierumäki in Finland.[12]

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.[13]

2010[edit]

The tournament takes place from November 9 to the 13th in Clarenville, Newfoundland and St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada).[14]

First Round[15]

Tuesday November 9, 2010

  • Finland 3–0 Sweden
  • USA 3–2 Canada (in Shootout).[16]

Wednesday November 10, 2010

  • Canada 8–1 Sweden
  • USA 4–0 Finland.[17]

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.[19]

Rebecca Johnston's goal in extra time period.[20]

2011[edit]

The tournament took place from November 9–14, 2011 to Nyköping in Sweden.[21] The competition sets four powers of the Women's ice hockey, Canada,[22] the United States[23] · ,[24] Finland and Sweden.[25] All the matches are played Stora Hallen arena.

First round
  • Wednesday November 9, 2011
Canada 5 - 0 Finland[26]
Sweden 0 - 8 United States [27]
  • Thursday November 10, 2011
Canada 3 -1 United States[28] · [29]
Sweden 1 - 2 Finland
  • Saturday November 12, 2011
Sweden 1 - 3 Canada [30]
Finland 0 - 10 United States [31]
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.[32]

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[33] by stopping Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser.[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Damkronornas hemmaturnering i Luleå i november ställs in". Svenska Ishockeyförbundet. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  2. ^ Campbell, Ken (13 September 2019). "SWEDISH WOMEN BLINDSIDED BY DECISION TO CANCEL FOUR NATIONS CUP, CANADA AND USA WILL FILL THE VOID WITH GAMES". The Hockeyn News. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/[permanent dead link].
  4. ^ (in English) Guide pour les médias, Coupe des 4 nations 2007
  5. ^ (in French) Équipe Canada gagne la Coupe des 4 nations à Leksand, Suède
  6. ^ (in French) Matchs internationaux féminins de 2008–09 on http://www.hockeyarchives.info/.
  7. ^ (in French) Hockey Canada,Coupe des 4 nations 2008
  8. ^ (in French) Le Canada blanchit la Finlande à la Coupe des 4 nations
  9. ^ Canada skates to 4-2 win over USA at 4 Nations
  10. ^ (in French) La Suède réussit une première victoire historique sur le Canada à la Coupe des 4 nations
  11. ^ (in French) Le Canada rate de justesse en tirs de barrages contre les États-Unis à la Coupe des nations
  12. ^ 2009 4 Nations Cup
  13. ^ (in French) L’Équipe nationale féminine du Canada remporte la médaille d'or à la Coupe des quatre nations 2009
  14. ^ (in French) Ex-rue Frontenac, Tournoi des 4 nations - Cinq québecoises choisies Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ (in French) Hockey-Canada, Coupe des 4 nations 2010
  16. ^ "U.S. Women's Select Team Tops Canada, 3-2, in Shootout". Archived from the original on 2018-02-26. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  17. ^ U.S. Women's Select Team Blanks Finland, 4-0, at Four Nations
  18. ^ U.S. Women's Select Team Downs Sweden, 4-0
  19. ^ U.S. Women's Select Team Edged by Canada, 3-2, in Overtime
  20. ^ (in French) Hockey-Canada, le Canada bat les États-Unis 3-2
  21. ^ (in French) Coupe des quatre nations - À la conquête de l'or Archived 2012-07-17 at archive.today
  22. ^ (in French) Annonce de la formation de l'Équipe nationale féminine du Canada à la Coupe des 4 nations 2011
  23. ^ "Winih, U.S. Team at 2011 Four Nations Cup". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
  24. ^ 2011 U.S. Women's Four Nations Roster Archived 2011-10-16 at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ (in Northern Sami) Damkronorna till Nyköping Archived 2011-12-19 at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ (in French) Le Canada blanchit la Finlande
  27. ^ U.S. Women's National Team Blanks Sweden, 8-0, at 2011 Four Nations Cup Archived 2012-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
  28. ^ (in French) Les Canadiennes battent les Américaines
  29. ^ U.S. Women's National Team Falls to Canada, 3-1, at 2011 Four Nations Cup Archived 2012-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
  30. ^ (in French) Les Canadiennes battent les Suédoises 3-1 en conclusion du tournoi à la ronde
  31. ^ U.S. Women's National Team Blanks Finland, 10-0, at 2011 Four Nations Cup Archived 2012-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
  32. ^ (in French) Hockey-Canada, Sommaire du match
  33. ^ "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.
  34. ^ (in French) Le Canada s'incline 4-3 en fusillade contre les États-Unis

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