Canada vs. USA for Four Nations Cup title
SASKATOON — Canada wants to wrest one women’s hockey title away from the United States when the two countries meet in the final of the Four Nations Cup tournament today.
Canada advanced to the gold-medal game with a 3-0 win over Finland on Friday.
The Americans have won three straight Four Nations titles. They’re also the reigning Olympic and world champions.
Rebecca Johnston and Melodie Daoust scored for Canada (2-1), with Laura Stacey adding an empty-net goal against Finland.
Emerance Maschmeyer repelled 14 shots for a shutout in her first start of the event. The U.S. (3-0) downed Sweden 5-1 earlier. The Americans edged Canada 2-1 in a preliminary-round game.
Canada’s Daoust and Johnston scored on Noora Raty in the opening five minutes, but the veteran Finn netminder was a workhorse with 45 saves in the loss.
The Finns had just 16 skaters on Friday, which was one more than they had in a 3-2 win over the Swedes on Wednesday.