Seven Gophers represented their respective countries as USA Hockey hosted the annual Four Nations Cup between the U.S., Canada, Finland and Sweden in Lake Placid, N.Y., this week.
The U.S. Women's National Team roster included Megan Bozek, Amanda Kessel, Gigi Marvin, Anne Schleper and Lee Stecklein. Meanwhile, Noora Räty and Mira Jalosuo were members of Finland's team.
Canada topped Finland, 6-3, in the championship game, while the U.S. took third place with an 8-1 win over Sweden. Bozek (1g-5a) was the second-leading scorer in the tournament, while Marvin (2g-2a) and Schleper (1g-1a) each appeared in all four games as well. Räty played in three games and posted a .937 save percentage for the tournament; she also recorded an assist. Jalosuo was in Finland's line up for two games, and Stecklein appeared in one game. Kessel did not play.
Here's a quick game-by-game recap of the tournament:
Canada 3, Finland 1: Noora Räty made 36 saves in goal for Finland and picked up an assist.
U.S. 10, Sweden 0: Gigi Marvin (2g) Anne Schleper (1g) and Megan Bozek (1a) combined for 4 points. Amanda Kessel and Lee Stecklein did not dress.
USA Hockey recap: U.S. Women's National Team opens Four Nations Cup with 10-0 win over Sweden
USA Hockey recap: USA Finds Fast Start in Win Over Sweden
Finland 2, Sweden 0: Räty had the day off.
Canada 4, U.S. 2: Schleper had one shot on goal.
USA Hockey recap: U.S. Women's National Team Falls to Canada, 4-2
Finland 3, U.S. 1: Räty made 58 saves to lead Finland past the U.S. Bozek scored the lone goal for the Red, White and Blue. Bozek finished with a game-high 11 shots as well.
USA Hockey recap: U.S. Women's National Team Loses to Finland, 3-1, at Four Nations Cup
Championship - Canada 6, Finland 3: Räty made 39 saves on 44 shots in the loss for Finland.
Third Place - U.S. 8, Sweden 1: Bozek (4a), Marvin (2a) and Schleper (1a) recorded seven assists total.
USA Hockey recap: Team USA Tops Sweden, 8-1, to Clinch Third Place at Four Nations
The U.S. Women's National Team's Bring on the World Tour continues with two games against Canada in December. The teams meet at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D., on Dec. 20 before facing off at the Xcel Energy Center on Dec. 28.
The final 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, which will include 18 forwards/defensemen and three goaltenders, will be announced during the second intermission of the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich., live on NBC.