LEKSAND, SWEDEN – Canada’s National Women’s Team will play in the gold medal final of the 4 Nations Cup on Sunday versus Team USA. Canada concluded the round-robin portion of the tournament with a 5-3 win over Sweden on Saturday at Ejendals Arena. Earlier, Team USA defeated Finland 2-1.
Team Canada captain Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, SK/Calgary, WWHL) led the way against Sweden with one goal and three assists and Delaney Collins (Pilot Mound, MB/Calgary, WWHL) had a goal and two helpers. Canada’s other goal scorers were Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, ON/Mercyhurst, CHA), Jennifer Botterill (Winnipeg, MB/Mississauga, CWHL) and Sarah Vaillancourt (Sherbrooke, QC/Harvard, ECAC). Canada outshot Sweden 54-24. Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, AB/Grant MacEwan, ACAC) earned the win in net.
Canada led the round-robin with a 3-0-0-0 record, followed by Team USA (2-0-1-0), Finland (1-0-2-0) and Sweden (0-3-0-0).
Canada is looking for its fourth-straight title at this event. The 4 Nations Cup includes the top four ranked women’s hockey programs in the world and has been a prominent international event since 1996.
Sunday’s gold medal final will not be televised.Live scoring, along with game details, will be available at www.hockeycanada.ca.
Media enquiries for Team Canada’s players and staff should be directed to:
Chris Jurewicz, Hockey Canada’s coordinator of communications.
He can be reached at 011 44 792 440 1018