This evening, Team USA defeated Sweden by a score of 5-0 to go undefeated in first round play at the 2017 Four Nations Cup. The Americans will now play Canada for gold on Sunday at 3:30 PM. Team USA defeated Canada by a score of 4-2 earlier in the tournament. Thanks to the US advancing to the gold medal game, it is now certain that BC’s own Alex Carpenter, Emily Pfalzer, Kali Flanagan, Megan Keller, and Cayla Barnes will earn either gold or silver in the tournament.
The Eagles were quiet on offense in tonight’s match, but all continue to play key roles on this team. Despite the lack of Eagles on the scoresheet, there was plenty of offense from fellow Hockey East alums. UNH’s Kacey Bellamy started off the scoring just 4 minutes into the game to give Team USA the early lead. Both teams went scoreless for the rest of the first, but Northeastern alumna Kendall Coyne scored just a minute and half into the second to up her team’s lead to 2 goals. Coyne picked up her second goal of the game just a few minutes later.
Minnesota’s Hannah Brandt got the scoring out of Hockey East halfway through the second and Team USA went into the final period leading 4-0. Fellow former Gopher Gigi Marvin scored the final goal of the game 4 minutes into the third period for a 5-0 final score.
Canada is coming off of a 4-0 win over Finland. The Americans and Canadians have dominated this tournament, so the gold medal game should be a fun one.