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Ice Hockey - 14. November 2012.

U.S. Teams Win Four International Tournaments Over Weekend


 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A quartet of U.S. teams captured tournament championships during last week's international break. The U.S. Women's National Team, U.S. National Under-18 Team and U.S. National Under 17-Team each won their respective Four Nations Tournaments, while the U.S. Junior Select Team collected the World Junior A Challenge title.

"It's a great accomplishment to win any international tournament, so to see all four of our teams claim championships is remarkable," said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey assistant executive director of hockey operations. "We are extremely proud of the performances by our players, coaches and staff."

U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM WINS SECOND STRAIGHT FOUR NATIONS CUP


2012 Four Nations Cup
Vantaa, Finland
Date Opponent Result
Nov. 6 Sweden W, 4-0
Nov. 7 Canada L, 1-3
Nov. 9 Finland W, 15-1
Nov. 10 Canada^ W, 3-0
^ championship game
Leading Scorers
Hilary Knight, 6-0--6; Amanda Kessel, 1-5--6; Brianna Decker, 5-0--5; Jocelyne Lamoureux, 1-4--5
Leading Goaltender
Jessie Vetter, 2-0, 0.50 GAA, .972 SV%
 
The U.S. Women's National Team shut out Canada, 3-0, in the 2012 Four Nations Cup championship game on Saturday (Nov. 10), in Vantaa, Finland. Team USA had the top two scorers in the tournament in Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), who had six goals, and Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.), who chipped in a goal and five assists. Goaltender Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.) was in net for the wins over Finland and Canada. She had a 0.50 goals against average and .972 save percentage. The U.S. has won the Four Nations Cup the past two years.


 

U.S. JUNIOR SELECT TEAMS GOES UNDEFEATED AT WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE


2012 World Junior A Challenge
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Date Opponent Result
Nov. 5 Canada East W, 9-1
Nov. 6 Switzerland W, 4-3
Nov. 9 Switzerland+ W, 7-4
Nov. 11 Canada West^ W, 6-3
+ - semifinal; ^ championship game
Leading Scorers
Vince Hinostroza, 6-2--8; Ian Brady, 0-8--8; Austin Cangelosi, 2-5--7; Sheldon Dries, 1-6--7
Leading Goaltender
Eamon McAdam, 4-0, 2.18 GAA, .927 SV%
Tournament Most Valuable Player
Vince Hinostroza
All-Tournament Team
Vince Hinostroza, Ian Brady
 
The U.S. Junior Select Team knocked off defending champion Canada West, 6-3, to win the 2012 World Junior A Challenge yesterday (Nov. 11), in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Team captain Vince Hinostroza (Bartlett, Ill.) led all players in the tournament with six goals and tied for the points lead with eight. Hinostroza contributed two goals and two assists in the finale and was named to the all-tournament team and the event's most valuable player. Defenseman Ian Brady (Lombard, Ill.) equaled Hinostroza's overall point total with eight assists and picked up all-tournament team status. Goaltender Eamon McAdam (Perkasie, Pa.) started each game and finished the event with a 4-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record, 2.18 goals against average and .927 save percentage. The U.S. has won four of the last five World Junior A Challenge titles (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012). For more information about Team USA at the World Junior A Challenge



U.S. NATIONAL UNDER-18 TEAM DEFENDS HOME ICE TO WIN FOUR NATIONS TITLE


2012 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Date Opponent Result
Nov. 6 Finland W, 3-1
Nov. 7 Switzerland L, 4-5 SO
Nov. 9 Sweden W, 5-3
Nov. 10 Sweden^ W, 3-1
^ championship game
Leading Scorers
Tyler Kelleher, 2-4--6; Anthony Louis, 3-2--5; Sean Malone, 3-1--4
Leading Goaltender
Thatcher Demko, 3-0, 1.67 GAA, .936 SV%
 
The U.S. National Under-18 Team upended Sweden, 3- 1, in the 2012 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament title game on Saturday (Nov. 10), in Ann Arbor, Mich. Team USA had the top three point-getters in the event, including Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass./2-4--6), Anthony Louis (Winfield, Ill./3-2--5) and Sean Malone (West Seneca, N.Y./3-1--4). Goaltender Thatcher Demko (San Diego, Calif.) picked up all three wins for the U.S., and finished the event with a 1.67 goals against average and .936 save percentage. Demko made 22 saves and was the U.S. Player of the Game in the championship contest.




U.S. NATIONAL UNDER-17 TEAM SWEEPS COMPETITION TO COLLECT FOUR NATIONS CROWN


2012 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament
Monthey, Switzerland
Date Opponent Result
Nov. 9 Slovakia W, 7-2
Nov. 10 Russia W, 5-4 SO
Nov. 11 Switzerland W, 6-1
Leading Scorers
Anders Bjork, 3-2--5; Sonny Milano, 2-1--3; Jared Fiegl, 1-2--3; Ryan MacInnis, 1-2--3
Leading Goaltender
Edwin Minney, 3-0, 2.88 GAA, .887 SV%
 
The U.S. National Under-17 Team beat Switzerland, 6-1, yesterday (Nov. 11), to claim the 2012 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament championship in Monthey, Switzerland. Anders Bjork (Mequon, Wis.) recorded three goals and two assists to lead the U.S. in the event. Between the pipes, goaltender Edwin Minney (Wind Gap, Pa.) completed the tournament with a 2-1-0-0 record, 2.88 goals against average and .887 save percentage.


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