The Four Nations Cup, an annual tournament between the USA, Canada, Finland, and Sweden, begins tonight in Wesley Chapel, Florida. This year’s tournament is a big one, as it will allow the top contenders for the women’s ice hockey 2018 Olympic gold medal to size each other up (plus Sweden will be there too). Team USA comes into the tournament having won it in both 2015 and 2016, but the Americans will have to bounce back from a tough loss to Canada last month in Boston.
Eagles fans in particular now have even more reason to watch this team play - Cayla Barnes was recently added to the roster. Barnes began her freshman season at BC before being called up to the national team. Luckily for BC, she will not lose a year of eligibility. Barnes’ addition to the team brings the count of current and former Eagles to 5 - she joins Kali Flanagan and Megan Keller in taking a year off and will also get to play with program alums Alex Carpenter and Emily Pfalzer.
The Team USA Four Nations Cup schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, November 7 @ 7 PM - USA vs. Finland
Wednesday, November 8 @ 7 PM - USA vs. Canada
Friday, November 10 @ 6:30 PM - USA vs. Sweden
Sunday, November 12 @ 12:00 PM - Third Place Game
Sunday, November 12 @ 3:30 PM - Gold Medal Game
All games can be watched (for a fee) at www.hockeytv.com. You can also follow @BCInterruption and @usahockey for in-game updates.