IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 5-1 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 06 Nov 2018

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United Statesย 5-1ย Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
SaskTel Centre,ย Saskatoon ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 06 November 2018

The U.S. Women’s National Team scored five unanswered goals in the second period and 11 players registered points to power the U.S. past Finland, 5-1, here today in the opening game of the 2018 Four Nations Cup at SaskTel Centre.

The U.S. Women’s National Team (1-0-0-0) will continue preliminary round play tomorrow when it takes on Canada.

The U.S. went on the power play early, creating a scoring chance just 5:02 into the period when Hannah Brandt sent a pass through traffic to Kacey Bellamy in the right face-off circle. Bellamy ripped a shot on Noora Rรคty and followed up for the rebound, but both attempts were stopped by the Finnish netminder.

Finland broke the ice 8:01 into the first when Emma Nuutinen’s shot from above the hash deflected in off a U.S. defender for a 1-0 lead.

With 5:41 remaining in the first period, Caitrin Lonergan won the puck from a Finnish defender at the blue line to create a two-on-none advantage. Lonergan passed to Annie Pankowski streaking down the left wing and she sent it back across to Lonergan for the shot, but she was stopped again by Rรคty.

The U.S. got on the board just 11 seconds in the middle frame when Brianna Decker went top-corner on Rรคty with a shot from the left face-off circle. The play started in the neutral zone when Kendall Coyne fed a pass to Decker on the offensive blue line to even the score at one apiece.

The U.S. struck again 5:22 into the period when Cayla Barnes banged home a one-timer from above the crease on a pass from Megan Keller to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead. Just one minute later, the U.S. tripled its advantage when Dani Cameranesi fired a shot from the half wall that was deflected in by Hilary Knight.

Sydney Brodt increased the U.S. lead to three when she one-timed home a pass from Decker in the left face-off circle with 8:28 remaining in the second period.

With 2:02 left in the period, Brandt connected with Cameranesi on Rรคty’s far post to tally the U.S.’s fifth goal of the frame.

The 5-1 score would hold through the end of the contest as no goals were scored in the final stanza.

NOTES: The U.S. outshot Finland, 49-10. Decker was named the U.S. Player of the Game. Rooney made nine saves for Team USA…The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament that has been held in varying forms since 1996 (previously the Three Nations Cup). The U.S. is competing against Canada, Sweden and Finland in this year’s tournament. The U.S. has captured the Four Nations Cup title eight times (1997, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017), finished second 12 times and third in the 2013 tournament. The U.S. holds an overall record of 51-5-5-23-2 in 86 Three / Four Nations Cup games.

1st Period
05:02 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Laitinen, body checking
08:01 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย GOAL – Nuutinen (Niskanen, Laitinen)
11:17 –ย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Rรคty, delay of game
15:44 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Keller, high sticking

2nd Period
20:13 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Decker (Coyne, Brodt)
22:42 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Nilsson, body checking
25:21 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Barnes (Keller, Kessel)
26:22 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Knight (Cameranesi, Lonergan)
28:28 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Brodt (Decker, Pfalzer)
28:50 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Rahunen, body checking
37:58 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Cameranesi (Brandt, Knight)

3rd Period
46:02 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Rajahuhta, holding
46:36 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Brandt, tripping
51:07 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Nilsson, slashing
59:18 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Cameranesi, interference

W: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Rooney (9-10)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย Rรคty (44-49)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 9+26+14 = 49
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 3+5+2 = 10

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Alex Rigsby, Maddie Rooney. Defence: Cayla Barnes, Kacey Bellamy, Megan Bozek, Kali Flanagan, Mikaela Gardner, Megan Keller, Sidney Morin, Emily Pfalzer. Forwards: Hannah Brandt, Sydney Brodt, Dani Cameranesi, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Caitrin Lonergan, Gigi Marvin, Annie Pankowski, Kelly Pannek, Melissa Samoskevich.
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Goaltenders: Noora Rรคty, Eveliina Suonpรครค. Defence: Jenni Hiirikoski, Nelli Laitinen, Rosa Lindstedt, Isa Rahunen, Ronja Savolainen, Minnamari Tuominen (A), Ella Viitasuo. Forwards: Sanni Hakala, Elsa Holopainen, Venla Hovi (A), Matilda Nilsson, Petra Nieminen, Riikka Nieminen (C), Tanja Niskanen, Emma Nuutinen, Jenniina Nylund, Annina Rajahuhta, Noora Tulus, Viivi Vainikka.

current champion
(since 22 Feb 2018)
Last Title 09 Nov 2011
125 All-Time Wins
14 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 5-3 FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 03 Apr 2017 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Plymouth ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (SO) โ€“ 22 Feb 2018 โ€“ OG โ€“ Gangneung ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ…
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 2-1 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 07 Nov 2018 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Saskatoon ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: USA Hockey
Photo Credit: USA Hockeyย IIHFHHOFIOC



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