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USA Hockey will be in full swing in the coming week, as the U.S. Women’s National Team, and both the U-18 and U-17 teams from USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program will be competing in tournaments taking place November 2-9.

The U.S. Women’s National Team will travel to the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia, for the 2014 Four Nations Cup, November 4-8. The Four Nations Cup is an annual women’s ice hockey tournament held between the United States, Canada, Sweden and Finland. Team USA has taken home 5 gold and 11 silver medals over the course of 17 tournament appearances, their only bronze coming after last year’s disappointing season. Team USA’s roster, which includes 12 members of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Team, can be found here.

Team USA Schedule for 2014 Four Nations Cup
Date Opponent Time (Local/EST)
Tue., Nov. 4 Finland 1 p.m./4 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 5 Canada 7 p.m./10 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 7 Sweden 1 p.m./4 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 8 Third-Place Game 2 p.m./5 p.m.
Championship Game 7 p.m./10 p.m.

 


Another Four Nations Tournament will take place for the U.S. National Under-18 Team, who will travel to Sundsvall, Sweden, November 5-9, to participate in the 2014 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament. Team USA will compete against teams from Finland, Sweden and Switzerland in the round-robin tournament. The United States has won six of the last seven Under-18 Four Nations Tournaments, including the 2012 event, which was played at the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Ice Cube, home of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. For the Team USA U-18 roster, click here.

Team USA Schedule for 2014 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament
Date Opponent Time (Local/EST)
Fri., Nov. 7 Finland 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 8 Switzerland 2 p.m./8 a.m.
Sun., Nov. 9 Sweden 2:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.

 


Finally, the U.S National Under-17 Team has already headed to Sarnia, Ontario, for the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, taking place November 2-8. Team USA is also participating in a pre-tournament game taking place later today against one of their Canadian opponents. The U.S. has competed in the annual event since 1994, and has 12 top-three finishes, including a first-place finish at the last tournament held in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, earlier this year. Luckily for Team USA fans, the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge preliminary and quarterfinal games will be streamed live and on-demand at FASTHockey.com. Even more exciting – the semifinals, third-place and championship games will be available on TSN. The online home of the tournament can be found by clicking here. For Team USA information, click here.

Team USA Schedule for 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Date Opponent Time (EST)
Fri., Oct. 31
Pre-Tournament vs. Canada White
7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 2 Sweden 3 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 3 Slovakia 3 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 4 Canada Red 7 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 6 Quarterfinals TBD
Fri., Nov. 7 Placement/Semifinal Game TBD
Sat., Nov. 8 Third-Place Game 3:30 p.m.
Championship Game 7:30 p.m.

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source: USA Hockey
Born in the “non-traditional” hockey market of South Florida, Elizabeth (Beth) quickly grew to love the sport at a very young age after her Buffalo-bred family introduced her to the Sabres. High school friends who didn’t care about hockey couldn't understand her withdrawals during the 2004-05 lockout, but college would bring a hockey loving boyfriend (and best friend) to whom she could finally relate. A South Florida native himself, and an avid Florida Panthers fan, he got her into the home team. Together they work for their college hockey club (the FAU Owls), broadcasting games. Beth is a huge USA Hockey fan and hopes to see them win Olympic gold in her lifetime. Between her 2 favorite NHL teams, her college squad, and USA Hockey, it's hard to tell which team she loves most, but she is passionate about them all.

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