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D2D
10-14-2016, 11:00 AM
Tournament will be held November 1-5 at various arenas around Vierumaki, Finland. USA players will have practice sessions on October 24, 25 & 26 (which makes me wonder, why the five day gap between their last practice and the first game). Three current college players - Megan Keller, Annie Pankowski and Lee Stecklein - have been named to the team and they are not scheduled to join the team until the 28th, so they will miss all the practice sessions. I assume this was negotiated to minimize the number of college games they would miss? All three are obviously critical to their team's success, and hopefully their short-term absence won't affect their won/loss record. Still, I sure wish the tournament would be held during the holiday break, or if that's not possible (?) the teams would all agree to not use college players during their seasons.

Also, three younger players - Cayla Barnes, Taylor Heise and Grace Zumwinkle - have been invited to participate in the practice sessions only and will return to their junior/high school teams when the camp is over.

Full info and roster here:

http://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/2821806-2016-four-nations-cup
http://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/2821692-2016-roster

Puckdrop14
10-14-2016, 01:12 PM
Totally agree that they should either change the timing of this event or exclude NCAA players from participation. Honestly, this is a non-event with no real traction from a fan perspective and most players probably do not relish leaving their college teams to attend. The risk of injury is also relevant as I am sure Harvard fans can attest having lost a top forward who was injured at one of the prep camps.

TonyTheTiger20
10-14-2016, 01:36 PM
Tournament will be held November 1-5 at various arenas around Vierumaki, Finland. USA players will have practice sessions on October 24, 25 & 26 (which makes me wonder, why the five day gap between their last practice and the first game). Three current college players - Megan Keller, Annie Pankowski and Lee Stecklein - have been named to the team and they are not scheduled to join the team until the 28th, so they will miss all the practice sessions. I assume this was negotiated to minimize the number of college games they would miss? All three are obviously critical to their team's success, and hopefully their short-term absence won't affect their won/loss record. Still, I sure wish the tournament would be held during the holiday break, or if that's not possible (?) the teams would all agree to not use college players during their seasons.

Also, three younger players - Cayla Barnes, Taylor Heise and Grace Zumwinkle - have been invited to participate in the practice sessions only and will return to their junior/high school teams when the camp is over.

Full info and roster here:

http://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/2821806-2016-four-nations-cup
http://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/2821692-2016-roster

At least for BC, there's no point in missing the practice sessions, since Keller would miss 4 games either way... That's obnoxious.

And once again the BU games are during Four Nations so that's just swell.

D2D
10-31-2016, 08:40 AM
Tournament gets underway tomorrow November 1st. Here's the schedule:

Tuesday, November 1
USA vs. Sweden -*Vierumäki - 6:30 p.m. local / 12:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. CDT
Canada vs. Finland -*Järvenpää*- 6:30 p.m. local / 12:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. CDT

Wednesday, November 2
USA vs. Finland -*Kerava*- 6:30 p.m. local / 12:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. CDT
Canada vs. Sweden -*Vierumäki - 6:30 p.m. local / 12:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. CDT

Friday, November 4
Finland vs. Sweden -*Vierumäki*- 3:00 p.m. local / 9:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. CDT
Canada vs. USA -*Vierumäki - 6:30 p.m. local / 12:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. CDT

Saturday, November 5
3rd Place Game at*Vierumäki*- 2:00 p.m. local / 8:00 a.m. EDT / 7:00 a.m. CDT
Championship Game at Vierumäki - 5:30 p.m. local / 11:30 a.m. EDT / 10:30 a.m. CDT

I was troubled to learn that Amanda Kessel will not be playing due to an injury, but I'm relieved that it's "lower body" and not concussion-related:
http://teamusa.usahockey.com/news_article/show/712438

If anyone learns of any of the games being streamed please post the info in this thread.

GO USA!

OldDave
10-31-2016, 02:21 PM
According to USA site, http://teamusa.usahockey.com/page/show/2821806?referrer_id=, all but tomorrow's game is streamed.

ne7minder
11-01-2016, 02:15 PM
US over Sweden 6-0 some girl named Brandt (I think) netted 2 as did some other named Knight (those names sound familiar, any reason I should know them?) Megan Bozak also scored so it was a nice warm up game for the team.

D2D
11-02-2016, 01:26 PM
USA beats Finland 4-0.

CrazyDave
11-02-2016, 05:31 PM
Canada had to *gasp* come from behind against Sweden to win 3-1.

Saturday's matchups are now set with the expected pairings (USA-CAN & FIN-SWE). Both pairs will still have their round-robin games on Friday as well.

Saturday's games have been moved to Järvenpää, for what it's worth.

Rhett Hot
11-04-2016, 09:37 AM
US over Sweden 6-0 some girl named Brandt (I think) netted 2 as did some other named Knight (those names sound familiar, any reason I should know them?) Megan Bozak also scored so it was a nice warm up game for the team.

Lol. Good one

D2D
11-04-2016, 12:02 PM
After one USA and Canada are tied at 1-1.

D2D
11-04-2016, 12:50 PM
After two USA and Canada are tied 2-2. The Americans had a strong edge in possession and offensive zone play, especially early, but couldn't capitalize on at least a half-dozen great chances. A defensive breakdown led to Canada's goal that tied it.

Blackbeard
11-04-2016, 01:19 PM
After two USA and Canada are tied 2-2. The Americans had a strong edge in possession and offensive zone play, especially early, but couldn't capitalize on at least a half-dozen great chances. A defensive breakdown led to Canada's goal that tied it.

Now it's Canada with shot rock.

D2D
11-04-2016, 01:32 PM
Canada wins 3-2, with the deciding goal coming on a power play with Keller in the box. :(

TonyTheTiger20
11-04-2016, 01:46 PM
Canada wins 3-2, with the deciding goal coming on a power play with Keller in the box. :(

Ah, that's too bad, well I guess she'll have to stay with BC next year instead of going to the Olympics, no doubt about it.

Call It
11-04-2016, 01:51 PM
Ah, that's too bad, well I guess she'll have to stay with BC next year instead of going to the Olympics, no doubt about it.

No doubt in my mind. Hey it's a win- win for BC & USA

D2D
11-04-2016, 02:17 PM
Ah, that's too bad, well I guess she'll have to stay with BC next year instead of going to the Olympics, no doubt about it.
Gee I hope not! The USA would miss how well she breaks up odd-man rushes when she's backchecking! :D ;)

Blackbeard
11-04-2016, 02:43 PM
Canada wins 3-2, with the deciding goal coming on a power play with Keller in the box. :(

Did you notice at a face off early in the 3rd at center ice JLam's repeated harassing of Stacey's ankle/skate with her stick before the puck was dropped? Stacey swatted JLam's stick away a few times but the perpetrator persisted. Stacey, having had enough, turned to face JLam and moved toward her...I thought she was going to hammer JLam but the ref intervened. Almost a rhubarb.

D2D
11-04-2016, 02:53 PM
Did you notice at a face off early in the 3rd at center ice JLam's repeated harassing of Stacey's ankle/skate with her stick before the puck was dropped? Stacey swatted JLam's stick away a few times but the perpetrator persisted. Stacey, having had enough, turned to face JLam and moved toward her...I thought she was going to hammer JLam but the ref intervened. Almost a rhubarb.
Absolutely did notice that! First time I can recall a ref staying planted between two opposing players while the puck was being dropped!

D2D
11-05-2016, 12:28 PM
U.S.A. with a convincing 5-3 win over Canada to take the Four Nations Cup. Canada pulled their goaltender and scored late to pull within two, but by then it was too little, too late.

ZedLeppelin
11-05-2016, 12:45 PM
Did you notice at a face off early in the 3rd at center ice JLam's repeated harassing of Stacey's ankle/skate with her stick before the puck was dropped? Stacey swatted JLam's stick away a few times but the perpetrator persisted. Stacey, having had enough, turned to face JLam and moved toward her...I thought she was going to hammer JLam but the ref intervened. Almost a rhubarb.

Any game where a Lamoreux gets pounded to the ice would be a good game to watch - can't stand either of them.