IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 5-1 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช – 09 Nov 2018

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United Statesย 5-1ย Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
SaskTel Centre,ย Saskatoon ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Friday, 09 November 2018

Nine different U.S. skaters registered points as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Sweden, 5-1, here tonight in its final preliminary round game of the 2018 Four Nations Cup at SaskTel Centre.

“Systematically, this was definitely our best game so far,” said Bob Corkum, U.S. Women’s National Team head coach. “Tomorrow, the key will be to stick with our game plan and hopefully we’ll have a good result.”

The U.S. Women’s National Team (3-0-0-0) advances to the championship game, which will be held tomorrow at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.

The U.S. opened the scoring 4:25 into the first period when Sydney Brodt gathered a rebound off a Kendall Coyne Schofield shot and beat Swedish goaltender Emma Soderberg to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead.

After a high-sticking penalty put Sweden on the power play, Melissa Samoskevich scored her first goal as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Samoskevich stole the puck from a Swedish defender on the U.S. blue line and raced down the ice before beating Soderberg on the blocker side for Team USA’s first shorthanded goal of the tournament.

With 40 seconds remaining in the opening period, Hilary Knight sent a pass from behind the net to Hannah Brandt who was streaking into the slot. Winning a puck battle near the top of the crease, Brandt converted to bring the lead to 3-0 for the U.S.

Two minutes into the middle frame, Brianna Decker stepped around two Swedish defenders and tallied a power-play goal high blocker-side to increase the U.S. lead to four.

Sweden broke through halfway through the second period when Sabina Kรผller’s wrist shot beat Emma Polusny to make the score 4-1.

The U.S. increased its lead to four 8:11 into the final period when Brandt won a face-off back to Dani Cameranesi who was waiting at the top of the circle to rip a one-timer past Soderberg, securing the 5-1 victory for Team USA.

Polusny made 19 saves on 20 shots in her first career start with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

NOTES: The U.S. outshot Sweden, 40-20…Samoskevich was named the U.S. Player of the Game…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
04:25 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Brodt (Coyne)
08:10 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Decker, high sticking
08:54 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย SH GOAL – Samoskevich (Marvin)
15:26 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Adolfsson, body checking
19:20 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Brandt (Knight)

2nd Period
21:45 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Cameranesi, holding
22:00 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PP GOAL – Decker (Morin)
26:49 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย GOAL – Kรผller (Nylรฉn-Persson)
29:58 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Kรผller, body checking

3rd Period
43:44 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Bellamy, body checking
48:11 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Cameranesi (Knight)

W: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Polusny (19-20)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย Sรถderbergย (35-40)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 17+15+8 = 40
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 5+5+9 = 20

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Emma Polusny, 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‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Goaltenders: Lovisa Selander, Emma Sรถderberg. Defence: Jessica Adolfsson, Emmy Alasalmi, Sofia Engstrรถm, Nathalie Ferno,ย Josefine Holmgren (A), Maja Nylรฉn-Persson, Mina Waxin. Forwards: Olivia Carlsson, Erika Grahm (A), Sara Hjalmarsson, Lisa Johansson, Sabina Kรผller, Lina Ljungblom, Emma Nordin (C), Hanna Olsson, Isabell Palm, Fanny Rask, Celine Tedenby, Pernilla Winberg.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ UNITED STATES (C) vs. SWEDEN ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
current champion
(since 22 Feb 2018)
Last Title 03 Sep 2011
127 All-Time Wins
16 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‡ธย USA 5-0 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 10 Nov 2017 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Wesley Chapel ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 2-1 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 07 Nov 2018 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Saskatoon ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 5-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆโ€“ 10 Nov 2018 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Saskatoon ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ๐Ÿ…

Article Credit: USA Hockey
Photo Credit: USA Hockeyย IIHFHHOFIOC



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