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TonyTheTiger20
10-01-2015, 05:04 PM
Well... This is quite an unexpected roster. (http://www.usawomenshockey.com/page/show/2132344-2015-u-s-women-s-national-team-)

I'm thinking someone somewhere complained about college players missing several games.

Also can I just say that the greatest thing ever is ALLIE THUNSTROM!!!!!!!!! making the roster!

Eeyore
10-01-2015, 06:38 PM
Glad we scheduled that Thursday-Friday series in Grand Forks.

Blackbeard
10-01-2015, 07:29 PM
Well... This is quite an unexpected roster. (http://www.usawomenshockey.com/page/show/2132344-2015-u-s-women-s-national-team-)

Also can I just say that the greatest thing ever is ALLIE THUNSTROM!!!!!!!!! making the roster!

Absolutely love watching her skate.

TonyTheTiger20
10-01-2015, 09:13 PM
Who do I have to bribe to get her and Stack on the same line?

Thunstrom is the whole reason I'm following this sport. This is season #10.

Chaffron
10-01-2015, 11:22 PM
Very smart move by the smart team USA coach
send some B players to play in a meaningless tournament to get experience and play with the best players
meanwhile team canada will most likely send an A team after last year's very bad showing at Worlds
allow team canada to win this meaningless tournament...then unleash the A roster for Worlds 2016

or maybe some colleges wouldn't release players

in any case this is very smart

TonyTheTiger20
10-02-2015, 05:21 AM
I can tell you BC definitely had its players available. We moved two games to accommodate the tournament. So, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Definitely not complaining

ARM
10-02-2015, 09:22 AM
I can tell you BC definitely had its players available. We moved two games to accommodate the tournament. So, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Definitely not complainingIf the reasoning is it gives players who no longer have college eligibility remaining a chance to play some high-level games, then it makes sense, although that wouldn't explain why Coyne, Anderson, and Janiga are then on the roster. Who knows how it played out, but as most things are where USA Hockey is concerned, it appears to have been poorly communicated, given teams were trying to schedule around absences that didn't occur.

TonyTheTiger20
10-02-2015, 09:36 AM
it appears to have been poorly communicated, given teams were trying to schedule around absences that didn't occur.Yup

Chaffron
10-13-2015, 03:24 PM
http://stats.hockeycanada.ca/roster/show/2161302?subseason=259545&_ga=1.68888721.1087521951.1420757732

team canada women released the roster for the four nations cup

must say this team does not look promising at first glance with two very key veterans being omitted

Sarah Nurse made the team....good for her....much talent....(also she does not play for the cwhl and so actually has a chance to improve and develop)

Sarah Davis also made the team....good too.... surprisingly very effective at last year's worlds and will most likely be playing a sh*t disturber role again....very physical player
Rattray and Kelly Terry did not make the team...not surprised
Meghan Agosta made the team....very good....unfortunately wickenheiser did not... shocking...both will not play together

hope this is just the B team and not the "A" team that will be going to worlds

OnMAA
10-13-2015, 04:01 PM
http://stats.hockeycanada.ca/roster/show/2161302?subseason=259545&_ga=1.68888721.1087521951.1420757732

team canada women released the roster for the four nations cup

must say this team does not look promising at first glance with two very key veterans being omitted



I dunno about that. The vets are now Agosta (28), Johnston (26), Wakefield (26) and Birchard (26). They will be 29-31 at the next Olympics in 2018. Now is the time to start building for that. Some of the Vets not making it were into their 30's, likely well past their prime for the next Olympics. Having said that would fully expect some of the goalie vets to be back in the mix for 2016 worlds.

Chaffron
10-13-2015, 06:18 PM
I dunno about that. The vets are now Agosta (28), Johnston (26), Wakefield (26) and Birchard (26). They will be 29-31 at the next Olympics in 2018. Now is the time to start building for that. Some of the Vets not making it were into their 30's, likely well past their prime for the next Olympics. Having said that would fully expect some of the goalie vets to be back in the mix for 2016 worlds.

34 year old veteran caroline ouellette was cut from the worlds roster last year before being brought back on last minute as a replacement for injured haley irwin....and in the gold medal game against USA ouellette was the best player for team canada....involved in almost all goals and totally outdueled team USA's promising young stars ...and to think ouellette was actually cut from the team...

in one instance 5"11 young star megan keller of team USA tried to check 5"11 ouellette off the puck with her body.....and the resulting "collision" was keller spinning off-balance on to the ice...with ouellette coming away victorious with puck....passed to team canada player...and scored....

CrazyDave
11-04-2015, 03:17 PM
Opening day in Sweden.

Canada 2, Finland 0 - Second-period goals by Meghan Agosta (SH) and Natalie Spooner. Emerance Maschmeyer with 17 saves for the shutout. Noora Räty with 24 saves for Finland. Canadian recap here (http://stats.hockeycanada.ca/game/show/11548148?subseason=259545&referrer=2161296).

USA 6, Sweden 2 - A wild opening period with Sweden having the lead twice in the first 4:18, and six goals scored in total (4-2 USA after 20 minutes). For the Americans, Jocelyne Lamoureux and Hilary Knight had two goals each while captain Meghan Duggan and Brianna Decker each had a goal. Still waiting on a box score to find out who scored for Sweden, along with other stats.

zoofer
11-04-2015, 05:13 PM
Guys, who is streaming the games? Fast hockey?

clarksoncluck
11-04-2015, 06:31 PM
You can catch all of the Tourny games with one monthly subscription.

http://sports.livearena.com/User/Products

The cost is 79 SEK for a monthly subscription. About $6 US total. But you need to contact support services after the Tourny and cancel. To cancel here is who you contact: support@livearena.com

Hockey Recap
11-04-2015, 09:40 PM
Little Sluggish today. Not a good start for USA. They got better as the game went on. Tomorrow will be interesting. Not sure what to expect. Will we see both teams cranking it up from todays showing?

CrazyDave
11-04-2015, 09:50 PM
Recap of USA-Sweden game from USA Hockey at http://www.usawomenshockey.com/news_article/show/572625.

Box score (courtesy of the Swedes) at http://stats.swehockey.se/Game/Events/289200.

CrazyDave
11-05-2015, 11:28 AM
Free live stats available from the Swedish Ice Hockey Association.

CAN - USA at http://stats.swehockey.se/Game/Events/289201.

FIN - SWE at http://stats.swehockey.se/Game/Events/289202.

zoofer
11-05-2015, 12:05 PM
Thanks Clarksonchuck for the info but it seems my bank alerted me that they do not allow transactions thru Norway without authorization! Seems there is quite a bit of fraud coming from over there.....thanks though!

CrazyDave
11-05-2015, 02:09 PM
Both games just went final.

USA 3, Canada 0 - Goals by Monique Lamoureux, Megan Bozek (PP), and Kendall Coyne (EN). Jessie Vetter with a 31-save shutout to earn player-of-the-game recognition. Shots were 31-29 Canada.

Finland 3, Sweden 1 - FIN goals by Rosa Lindstedt (PP) and Michelle Karvinen in the third period. Susanna Tapani opened the scoring for Finland in the first, and Erica Udén Johansson tied it for Sweden in the 2nd. Finland outshot Sweden 33-22, but the big story was that Sweden went 0-for-6 on the power play and also was stoned on a penalty shot late in the game. Meeri Räisänen earned the win in net with 21 saves.

CrazyDave
11-07-2015, 10:17 AM
Final day of "preliminary" play. In the early game...

Canada 3, Sweden 1 - Marie-Philip Poulin & Natalie Spooner put Canada up 2-0 at the first intermission. Sweden's Johanna Olofsson cut the deficit to 2-1 on a penalty shot goal early in the 2nd period, but Jennifer Wakefield restored Canada's 2-goal lead later in the frame. Shots on goal were 33-12 Canada.

Box score from Hockey Canada at http://stats.hockeycanada.ca/game/show/11548152?subseason=259545&_ga=1.159622141.1945993740.1437847862

Technically Canada's status for tomorrow's gold-medal game is uncertain. However with Team USA having a 5-0 lead over Finland after one period in the late game, the Canadians are feeling a lot more comfortable.