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The U.S. National Women's Hockey Team has already punched its ticket to Sunday's championship game of the Four Nations Cup tournament after defeating Finland, 8-2 on Tuesday, and Canada, 4-2 on Wednesday.  Canada shut out Sweden, 9-0 on Tuesday, and Finland came from behind to beat the Swedes, 3-1 on Wednesday.  This afternoon's game between Canada and Finland will be a de facto elimination game, with the winner advancing to the title game on Sunday against USA and the loser playing in the 3rd-place game against Sweden.  Meanwhile, the Americans play the Swedes tonight in the final game of the preliminary round.

Gophers at the Four Nations Cup – Six GWH representatives playing with Team USA have recorded a point at the tournament; between the two games, Amanda Kessel, Kelly Pannek, Dani Cameranesi, and Megan Bozek each tallied a goal and an assist, while Hannah Brandt and Gigi Marvin each dished out a helper.  Sarah Potomak has also found the scoresheet, getting a goal and an assist for Canada in their game against Sweden.  Lee Stecklein (USA), Amy Potomak (CAN), and Mira Jalosuo (FIN) have yet to score, and goaltender Noora Räty (FIN) has not played in the tournament so far.