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Team USA Edged by Canada, 3-2, at Four Nations Cup

11/04/2016, 1:30pm EDT

U.S. to Face Canada Tomorrow in Championship Game

VIERUMAKI, Finland – Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.) and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (Grand Forks, N.D.) scored but it wasn't enough as the U.S. Women’s National Team fell to Canada, 3-2, here tonight in the team's third game at the 2016 Four Nations Cup. Both teams will meet again tomorrow in the championship game in Jarvenpaa at 11:30 a.m. ET.

“Whenever we play Canada it's a tough game and tonight was no different,” said Ken Klee, head coach of the 2016 U.S. Women’s National Team. “We played hard and battled to the finish. We'll prepare for tomorrow and give it everything we have in the championship game."

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The U.S. opened the scoring just :13 into the opening period when Coyne gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead, converting a two-on-one pass from Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) and beating goaltender Genevieve Lacasse.

Canada tied the game :27 later to knot the game at 1-1. Both teams would exchange chances throughout the period but that would be the extent of the scoring for the period.

At 12:40 of the second frame, Lamoureux-Davidson extended Team USA’s advantage to 2-1 off a goal mouth scramble. Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio) and Amanda Pelkey (Montpelier, Vt.) would get assists on the play.

Canada would tie the game 2:03 later as Alex Rigsby (Delafield, Wis.) was beat glove-hand side, and the game would remain tied, 2-2, entering the second intermission.

The Canadians would tally a power play goal at 5:59 of the third period to go up 3-2 and that is how the game would end.

Rigsby finished with 17 saves for Team USA.

For complete game statistics, click here.

NOTES: Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) was named U.S. Player of the Game … The U.S. (2-0-0-1; W-OTW-OTL-L) outshot Canada 32-17 in the contest … Reagan Carey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's director of women's hockey, is the general manager of the 2016 U.S. Women's National Team. Ken Klee (Denver, Colo.) is the head coach of the 2016 U.S. Women's National Team at the Four Nations Cup. He is assisted by Robb Stauber (Medina, Minn.), Brett Strot (Tampa, Fla.) and Chris Tamer (Dexter, Mich.) …  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. It is the 21st year of the tournament and the United States has competed 20 times, having not participated in 2001. The United States has captured the title six times (1997, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015), finished second 12 times and third in the tournament in 2013. The Americans hold an overall record of 45-6-5-24-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) in 82 Three/Four Nations Cup games.

Team USA Schedule

Tues., Nov. 1 Sweden Vierumaki Hannah Brandt W, 6-0
Wed., Nov. 2 Finland Kerava Monique Lamoureux-Morando W, 4-0
Fri., Nov. 4 Canada Vierumaki Brianna Decker L, 2-3
Sat., Nov. 5 Canada Jarvenpaa Emily Pfalzer W, 5-3


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