IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 4-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 10 Nov 2010

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 4-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Mile One Centre, St. John’s ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Wednesday, 10 November 2010

American forward Brianna Decker had a three point night Wednesday in St. Johnโ€™s, scoring once and assisting twice to help the United States to a 4-0 win over Finland and the top spot in Four Nations Cup standings.

The highly skilled players on the American squad were unrelenting from start to finish. Although Finland won the opening face off and kept pace with the Americans for the first part of the period, it didnโ€™t take long for the Americans to kick into high gear, spending the rest of the period in the offensive zone.

Jocelyne Lamoureux struck first for the Americans on a feed from Haley Skarupa and Erika Lawler. Decker scored an unassisted goal at 14:59 to put the Americans up by two. American Anne Schleper served a delay of game penalty that gave Finland a chance to get on the scoreboard, but the chance was short lived. Finland applied pressure in the final minute of the period, but even with a few good chances, they fell short of putting the puck past Team U.S.A. goaltender Molly Schaus.

Meghan Duggan owned the second period for the United States. She scored twice to widen the gap to what would be the final score of the game, with her first goal coming at 3:24 on a pass from Brianna Decker. Dugganโ€™s second of the night came at 10:58, with Hilary Knight and Brianna Decker feeding her when Finland gave it away in their zone.

The Americans continued their offensive push into the second, but Finnish goaltender Maija Hassinen made some superb saves to hold off a series of quick rushes and amazing play-making by the Americans.

It wasnโ€™t much different in the third period, as the United States crashed Finlandโ€™s net throughout the third. But Hassinen was determined to deny everything despite being faced with crisp offensive passes and quick shots on net from the Americans. Finland made a gallant offensive effort in the dying seconds of the game, but Schaus made a timely save to keep her shutout intact. Schaus faced 21 shots verus Hassinenโ€™s 40.

Brianna Decker received player of the game honours for the United States, while Rosa Lindstedt was honoured for Finland.

1st Period
04:08 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – J. Lamoureux (Skarupa, Lawler)
11:26 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Schleper, delay of game
14:59 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Decker

2nd Period
23:24 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Duggan (Decker)
30:58 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Duggan (Knight, Decker)
31:20 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Tuomanen, holding
36:23 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Duggan, holding

3rd Period
55:02 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Pucci, body checking

W: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Schaus (21-21)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย Hassinen (36-40)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 15+16+9 = 40
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 5+10+6 = 21

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Molly Schaus, Jessie Vetter. Defence: Kacey Bellamy, Caitlin Cahow, Molly Engstrom, Meagan Mangene, Michelle Picard, Josephine Pucci, Anne Schleper. Forwards: Julie Chu, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Sarah Erickson, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Erika Lawler, Jenny Schmidgall, Haley Skarupa, Allie Thunstrom, Jinelle Zaugg.
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Goaltenders: Maija Hassinen, Noora Rรคty, Anna Vanhatalo. Defence: Essi Hallvar, Jenni Hiirikoski, Mira Jalosuo, Rosa Lindstedt, Mariia Posa, Suvi Vacker, Tea Villilรค. Forwards: Michelle Karvinen, Emmi Leinonen, Pia Lund, Niina Mรคkinen, Tanja Niskanen, Annina Rajahuhta, Karoliina Rantamรคki, Anne Tuomanen, Minnamari Tuominen, Saara Tuominen, Linda Vรคlimรคki.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ UNITED STATES (C) vs. FINLANDย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
current champion
09 Nov 2010)
Last Title 01 Sep 2009
73 All-Time Wins
6 wins Head-To-Head
1 win
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. FIN)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 9-0 FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 05 Apr 2001 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Minneapolis ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. FIN)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 4-0 FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 05 Sep 2009 โ€“ HCC โ€“ Vancouver ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (SO) โ€“ 09 Nov 2010 โ€“ FNC โ€“ St. Johnโ€™s ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 4-0 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 12 Nov 2010 โ€“ FNC โ€“ St. Johnโ€™s ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada


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