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GAMEDAY: U.S. Set for Preliminary-Round Finale Against Sweden

11/09/2018, 8:15am EST
By USA Hockey

Puck drop set for 3 p.m. local time/4 p.m. ET; Stream live on HockeyTV.com

The 2018 U.S. Women’s National Team will round out preliminary round play at the Four Nations Cup today (Nov. 9) at 3 p.m. local time/4 p.m. ET in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at SaskTel Centre. Today's game marks the first meeting between the U.S. and Sweden since the 2017 Four Nations Cup, when the U.S. defeated its opponent, 5-0.

GAMEDAY
The U.S. Women’s National Team will play its third game of the 2018 Four Nations Cup today against Sweden at SaskTel Centre. The game will be streamed live on HockeyTV.com, and live game updates will be provided by @USAHockey on Twitter.

SO FAR, SO GOOD
The U.S. has picked up two wins in as many games so far at the 2018 Four Nations Cup. First, the U.S. defeated Finland, 5-1, in its opening game of the tournament. Eleven members of Team USA contributed points in the victory, highlighted by Sydney Brodt (North Oaks, Minn.), Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.), Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) and Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), who each registered two points apiece. Then, the U.S. came out on top of a hard-fought battle against Canada with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.) and the game-winner from Brodt with 1:38 remaining on the clock.

USA vs SWE
In the Four Nations Cup, Team USA has never lost to Sweden, holding an 18-0-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) record overall. The U.S. has shut out Sweden in seven of the last nine games over the last nine years, and holds a collective scoring advantage of 54-3. The last time these two teams met at the 2017 Four Nations Cup, Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.) scored twice and Nicole Hensley (Lakewood, Colo.) recorded a shutout in a 5-0 win for the U.S.

FRIENDLY FOES
Today's match-up will be a special one for U.S. defender, Sidney Morin (Minnetonka, Minn.), who has played with a number of Swedes in her two years competing in the Swedish Women’s Hockey League. Morin currently skates professionally for Linkoping HC, where she plays alongside Sweden’s Pernilla Winberg, and last year with MODO Hockey, she played with Olivia Carlsson, Erika Grahm, Emma Soderberg, Celine Tedenby and Mina Waxin.

“It will be exciting to see some of my teammates on the opposing bench for the first time! You can meet so many incredible people and make lasting friendships through this sport, so it will be fun for all of us to play on the international stage together.” -Morin

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U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Time (local/ET) Venue Location Live Stream
Tues., Nov. 6 Finland W, 5-1 SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, Sask. Live Stream
Wed., Nov. 7 Canada W, 2-1 SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, Sask. Live Stream
Fri., Nov. 9 Sweden W, 5-1 SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, Sask. Live Stream
Sat., Nov. 10 Championship Game W, 5-2 SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, Sask. Live Stream

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