TIKKURILA, Finland – Canada’s National Women’s Team has claimed the silver medal at the 2012 4 Nations
Cup, losing to the United States 3-0 in Saturday’s gold medal game at Valtti Areena in Tikkurila.
The United States scored one goal in every period to earn the victory, including on two power-plays.
Goaltender Charline Labonté (Boisbriand, Que./Montreal, CWHL) made 19 saves to keep Canada in the
Canada finished in first place during the preliminary round, defeating Finland 6-0 on Tuesday, the United
States 3-1 on Wednesday and Sweden 9-0 on Friday. The Americans finished second, while host Finland came in
third and Sweden settled for fourth place in the round robin.
Canada has now won 12 gold and four silver medals at the 3 Nations/4 Nations Cup since the tournament’s
The 2012 4 Nations Cup served as an evaluation opportunity for Canada’s National Women’s Team coaching
staff and Hockey Canada scouts for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ont., and
2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Players will continue to be evaluated with their club teams
during the 2012-13 season.
Following the tournament, all players that attended Canada’s National Women’s Team September Camp/Fall
Festival will continue to be monitored with their club teams throughout the 2012-13 season, in order to
select those that will represent Canada at the 2013 Meco Cup in Germany in January and the 2013 IIHF Ice
Hockey Women’s World Championship.
The 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, taking place April 2-9 at SBP Arena and the Nepean
Sportsplex, will mark the sixth time Canada has hosted the tournament. Canada also hosted in 1990 in Ottawa,
1997 in Kitchener, Ont., 2000 in Mississauga, Ont., 2004 in Halifax, N.S., and 2007 in Winnipeg, Man. The
host committee is still recruiting volunteers for the event; please visit www.hockeycanada.ca/2013ottawa for more information.
Ticket packages for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship are on sale now and include 12
games at SBP Arena, home of the Ottawa Senators, all Team Canada games and all medal round games. For more
ticket information, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca/2013ottawa, and to purchase 2013 IIHF
Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship ticket packages, please CLICK HERE.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Francis Dupont, Hockey Canada’s manager of media relations, will be on
site at the 2012 4 Nations Cup in Kerava and Tikkurila, Finland. He will be handling all interview requests
and can be reached at email@example.com.
For more information on Canada’s National Women’s Team and Hockey Canada, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca/nwt, or follow along through social
media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada and www.twitter.com/hc_teamcanada.