IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 4-0 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช – 12 Nov 2010

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 4-0 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Mile One Centre, St. John’s ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Friday, 12 November 2010

United States will play for 4 Nations Cup gold after blanking Sweden 4-0 inside the Mile One Centre on Friday afternoon. The Americans finish preliminary action off undefeated.

A pattern that favoured the United States seemed to develop early in the game, with Hilary Knight breaking the goose egg for the red, white and blue at 3:20 in the first. Team USA would go on to score an early goal in periods two and three.

The first period was action-packed on the ice, as penalties were handed back and forth and goaltenders from either side of the rink kept fans entertained by making several excellent saves, even while shorthanded. With the United States up 1-0 going into the second, frustration seemed to grow for the Swedish players as they struggled to find the back of the American net and ended up giving the opposition the advantage by being sent to the box four times over the course of the period.

Forward Kacey Bellamy was able to capitalize on the first power play of the period, nothing a marker at 2:24 to give the United States a comfortable 2-0 lead going into the third. Monique Lamoureuxโ€™s early period goal came just 30 seconds into the third, with help from Kendall Coyne, to put Team USA up 3-0.

As the last period ticked down, both teams continued to fight hard for bragging rights. A final chance to get on the scoreboard presented itself to Sweden when American player Meagan Mangene was sent to the box for tripping. But two minutes with the man-advantage didnโ€™t help Sweden in the end, leaving the Europeans scoreless.

Erica Lawler had the icing on the cake with less than a minute left in the game, when she handily slid the puck into Swedenโ€™s net to finalize the score at 4-0 and put the United States at the top of the 4 Nations Cup standings.

Swedish netminder Sara Grahn made an impressive 38 saves, but just couldnโ€™t stop all of the American bullets fired in her direction. Player of the game awards went to USAโ€™s Bellamy and Swedenโ€™s Emma Eliasson.

The United States will play their final game of 4 Nations on Saturday, 3 November, and their competition for gold will be determined after Fridayโ€™s game between Canada and Finland.

1st Period
03:20 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Knight (Decker, Duggan)
03:56 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Rundqvist, hooking
10:50 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Engstrom, hooking
15:26 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Holst, holding

2nd Period
21:32 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Eliasson, body checking
22:24 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PP GOAL – Bellamy (Schmidgall, Duggan)
24:27 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Bรคckman, roughing
28:04 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – J. Lamoureux, tripping
31:01 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Malmstrรถm, body checking
33:30 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Malmstrรถm, tripping

3rd Period
40:29 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – M. Lamoureux (Coyne)
56:41 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Mangene, tripping
59:06 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย EN GOAL – Lawler

W: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Vetter (20-20)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย Grahn (38-42)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 11+15+16 = 42
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 6+4+10 = 20

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‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Goaltenders: Sara Grahn, Kim Martin, Valentina Lizana. Defence: Emma Agรฉn, Emilia Andersson, Linnรฉa Bรคckman, Johanna Fรคllman, Johanna Malmstrรถm, Frida Nevalainen, Emma Nordin, Annie Svedin. Forwards: Lisa Edman, Emma Eliasson, Tina Enstrรถm, Erika Grahm, Elin Holmlรถv, Erika Holst, Klara Myrรฉn, Danijela Rundqvist, Therรฉse Sjรถlander, Rebecca Stenberg, Erica Udรฉn Johansson, Lina Wester, Pernilla Winberg, Cecilia ร–stberg.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ UNITED STATES (C) vs. SWEDEN ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
current champion
09 Nov 2010)
Last Title 15 Feb 2009
74 All-Time Wins
11 wins Head-To-Head
1 win
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. SWE)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 10-2 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 10 Nov 2000 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Provo ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. SWE)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA 5-2 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 04 Nov 2008 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Lake Placid ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 4-0 FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 10 Nov 2010 โ€“ FNC โ€“ St. Johnโ€™s ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 3-2 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) โ€“ 13 Nov 2010 โ€“ FNC โ€“ St. Johnโ€™s ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ๐Ÿ…

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