Bring pre Olympic hockey into your Lake Placid activities Nov. 5-9
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. --Team Finland is the first country to arrive in Lake Placid as they prepare for next week’s, Nov. 5-9, Four Nations Cup women's hockey tournament.
The tournament features four of the six Olympic teams that will compete At the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in just over three months time. The United States won the first gold medal in Games history nearly 16 years ago in Nagano, Japan. Canada has claimed gold in the three ensuing Winter Olympics.
These two teams are the most dominant on the international scene, and are already favored to meet for the gold medal in February. Canada's overall record dating back to 1998 is 20-1, while the U.S. is 18-3.
The rosters of the four teams in Lake Placid next week will be essentially comprised of players that will participate in Sochi. Teams will make their final cuts over the next few months as they continue to evaluate talent.
Finland will open the four-day event when they square off against Team Canada, Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 p.m. The United States will face off against Team Sweden in Tuesday’s second game, at 7 p.m.
The Americans meet Canada, Wednesday, Nov. 6, also at 7 p.m. All games will be played in the Herb Brooks Arena, site of the 1980 Miracle on Ice.
The Four Nations Cup, which is part of the Bring on the World Tour for the U.S. women’s national team, is an annual tournament that has been held in varying forms since 1996. For a complete tournament schedule, click here.
Tickets for the Four Nations Cup remain on sale through the Olympic Center box office, 2634 Main St., Lake Placid, N.Y., 518-523-3330, or online by visiting http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=2439.
Ticket prices are $30 per day (two games) for adults, and $25 per day (two games) for juniors and seniors. The adult all-tournament pass is $90, while the all-tournament pass for juniors and seniors is on sale for $75.
Photo: USA Hockey Women's National Team members Hilary Knight (left) and Meghan Duggan were in NYC Oct. 29 to mark the 100 Days Countdown to Sochi. Photo courtesy NBC Olympics
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