IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 7-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 07 Nov 2015

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 7-0ย Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Sundsvall Energi Arena, Sundsvall ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Saturday, 07 November 2015

The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Finland, 7-0, here today and will play Canada in tomorrow’s first-place game at the 2015 Four Nations Cup.

Kelli Stack and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson had three points (2-1) each and Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle stopped all 12 shots she faced. The U.S. is now undefeated in three games and has outscored its opponents 16-2.

“We played well right from the start and were really on top of our game,” said Ken Klee, head coach of the 2015 U.S. Women’s National Team. “We moved the puck extremely well, created a lot of offensive chances and converted. We’re excited to advance and face Canada tomorrow.”

The U.S. opened the scoring on the power play at 4:31 of the first period and tallied three goals in a 1:46 span to go up 3-0 and force Finland to switch goaltenders. Kendall Coyne notched the first one on a goal mouth scramble, followed quickly by Lamoureux-Davidson who fired a shot over the goaltender’s glove hand. Allie Thunstrom would pick up the rebound of a Stack shot and put it past a scrambling goaltender.

Stack added two more goals for the U.S. in the opening frame, including one on the power play, to go into the intermission with a 5-0 lead.

After a scoreless second period, the U.S would extend the lead in the third period with goals by Monique Lamoureux at 5:37 on the power play and Lamoureux-Davidson’s second of the game at 14:04.

1st Period
03:01 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Valkama, hooking
04:31 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PP GOAL – Knight (Decker, J. Lamoureux)
05:28 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – J. Lamoureux (Anderson)
06:17 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Thunstrom (Stack)
06:30 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Bellamy, hooking
11:30 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Hovi, holding
13:28 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PP GOAL – Stack (Pfalzer)
16:22 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Stack (Gagliardi, M. Lamoureux)

2nd Period
29:58 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Duggan, hooking

3rd Period
41:21 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – J. Lamoureux, tripping
44:06 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Hiirikoski, holding
45:37 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PP GOAL – M. Lamoureux (Gagliardi)
50:11 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Karvinen,ย body checking
54:04 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PP GOAL – J. Lamoureux (M. Lamoureux, Gagliardi)

W: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย McLaughlin (12-12)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย Rรคisรคnen (4-7), Rรคty (28-32)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 18+14+7ย = 39
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 3+3+6 =ย 12

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Brianne McLaughlin, Alex Rigsby. Defence: Kacey Bellamy (A), Megan Bozek, Alyssa Gagliardi, Monique Lamoureux (A), Emily Pfalzer, Anne Schleper.ย Forwards: Stephanie Anderson, Kendall Coyne, Shiann Darkangelo, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan (C), Zoe Hickel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Amanda Pelkey, Jordan Smelker, Kelli Stack, Allie Thunstrom.
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Goaltenders: Meeriย Rรคisรคnen, Noora Rรคty.ย Defence: Jenni Hiirikoski (C),ย Mira Jalosuo, Anna Kilponen, Marjut Klemola, Rosa Lindstedt, Niina Mรคkinen,ย Eve Savander, Ronja Savolainen. Forwards: Sanni Hakala, Venla Hovi, Michelle Karvinen (A), Riikka Nieminen (A), Tanja Niskanen, Emma Nuutinen, Suvi Ollikainen, Karoliina Rantamรคki, Vilma Tanskanen, Susanna Tapani, Noora Tulus, Saana Valkama.

current champion
(since 28 Mar 2015)
Last Title 09 Nov 2011
105 All-Time Wins
10 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 4-1ย FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 29 Mar 2015 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Malmรถ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-0 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 05 Nov 2015 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Kovland ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (OT) โ€“ 08 Nov 2015 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Sundsvall ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ…

Article Credit: USA Hockey
Photo Credit: USA Hockeyย  โ€“ IIHF โ€“ HHOF โ€“ IOC



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