IHLC Results – 🇺🇸 United States 6-0 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 01 Nov 2016

🇺🇸 United States 6-0 Sweden 🇸🇪
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Vierumäki Ice Arena, Vierumäki 🇫🇮
Tuesday, 01 November 2016

Twelve different players tallied points as the U.S. Women’s National Team topped Sweden, 6-0, here tonight in the opening game of the 2016 Four Nations Cup.

Hannah Brandt led Team USA with two goals, while Haley Skarupa dished out three assists.

“We came out and played an up-tempo game and capitalized offensively,” said Ken Klee, head coach of the 2016 U.S. Women’s National Team. “We’ll shore up a few minor things and work to get better each game in the tournament.”

Megan Bozek staked Team USA a 1-0 lead 7:23 into the opening period with a wrist shot from the point that found its way through traffic and past Sweden goaltender Lovisa Berndtsson.

Just 3:47 later, Brandt tucked home a rebound on the power play to double the U.S. lead.

Team USA continued to generate scoring chances throughout the opening frame, and earned a 3-0 lead when captain Meghan Duggan one-timed a feed by Monique Lamoureux-Morando from the left face-off circle past Berndtsson with just three seconds remaining in the period.

Knight extended the U.S. advantage to 4-0 at 8:32 of the second frame. Kendall Coyne threaded a pass through traffic to Knight, who fired a shot off the post before collecting her own rebound and backhanding the puck in for the score.

Lamoureux-Morando netted a rebound with 3:31 left in the second period to give Team USA a 5-0 lead entering the final frame.

Brandt netted her second tally with 7:24 remaining to make the final 6-0.

Alex Rigsby stopped eight shots to earn the shutout victory.

Team USA continues play in the Four Nations Cup tomorrow, 02 November against host Finland in Kerava.

1st Period
07:23 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Bozek (Skarupa, Schleper)
10:10 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Carlsson, hooking
11:10 – 🇺🇸 PP GOAL – Brandt (Skarupa)
19:57 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Duggan (M. Lamoureux, Keller)

2nd Period
20:49 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Fällman, hooking
28:32 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Knight (Coyne)
37:29 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – M. Lamoureux (Knight, Decker)
38:28 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Svedin, hooking

3rd Period
43:16 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Skarupa, tripping
47:47 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Alasalmi, body checking
52:36 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Brandt (Skarupa, Carpenter)

W: 🇺🇸 Rigsby (8-8)
L: 🇸🇪 Berndtsson (27-33)

🇺🇸 8+13+12 = 33
🇸🇪 3+3+2 = 8

🇺🇸 Goaltenders: Nicole Hensley, Alex Rigsby. Defence: Megan Bozek, Megan Keller, Monique Lamoureux (A), Emily Pfalzer, Anne Schleper, Lee Stecklein. Forwards: Stephanie Anderson, Hannah Brandt, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan (C), Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Annie Pankowski, Haley Skarupa, Kelli Stack, Dana Trivigno.
🇸🇪 Goaltenders: Lovisa Berndtsson, Sara Grahn. Defence: Jessica Adolfsson, Emmy Alasalmi, Ebba Berglund, Linnéa Bäckman, Johanna Fällman, Johanna Olofsson, Emilia Ramboldt (C), Annie Svedin. Forwards: Anna Borgqvist (A), Olivia Carlsson, Erika Grahm, Sara Hjalmarsson, Lisa Johansson, Maria Lindh, Michelle Löwenhielm, Hanna Olsson, Fanny Rask, Rebecca Stenberg, Erica Udén Johansson (A), Julia Östlund.

current champion
(since 28 Mar 2015)
Last Title 03 Sep 2011
112 All-Time Wins
14 wins Head-To-Head
1 win
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. SWE)
🇺🇸 USA 10-2 SWE 🇸🇪 – 10 Nov 2000 – FNC – Provo 🇺🇸
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. SWE)
🇺🇸 USA 6-2 SWE 🇸🇪 – 04 Nov 2015 – FNC – Sundsvall 🇸🇪
Last IHLC Game
🇺🇸 USA 1-0 CAN 🇨🇦 (OT) – 04 Apr 2016 – WWC – Kamloops 🇨🇦 🏅
Next IHLC Game
🇺🇸 USA 4-0 FIN 🇫🇮 – 02 Nov 2016 – FNC – Kerava 🇫🇮

Article Credit: USA Hockey
Photo Credit: USA Hockey – IIHFHHOFIOC



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