The IIHF 12 Nations Tournament (although it is also known as the IIHF Eight Nations tournament) will be held in Viermäki, Finland from August 24-31. The competing nations will be the national women's teams. This is a new tournament introduced by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The goal is to close the large gaps in skill between countries by providing more competitive opportunities. The eight competing countries in Vierumaki, Finland are Canada, United States, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Switzerland, Slovakia and Japan. France, Germany, Norway and the Czech Republic are playing in a mini-tournament simultaneously in Courcheval, France.

Round robinEdit

  • August 29: Jayna Hefford scored once in regulation time and twice in the shootout as Canada triumphed against the United States by a 4-3 mark in an exhibition game. Hilary Knight scored on the Americans' first two shots for a 2-0 lead just 1:55 in as Liz Knox was pulled from the game. Gillian Apps tallied a goal less than a minute after Knight’s second goal and Jocelyne Larocque evened at 7:41, as four goals were registered in the first eight minutes.

The teams exchanged goals late in the second period. Brianna Decker scored for the US, while Jayna Hefford replied with a power play goal. Afterwards, Genevieve Lacasse and Jessie Vetter made a combined 31 saves in the third period and overtime, forcing a shootout between the rivals. In the first five rounds of said shootout, Hefford and Kelli Stack traded goals. Afterwards, Hefford proceeded to give Canada another lead as she scored again in the shootout. Jennifer Wakefield followed to beat Vetter for the game winner.[1]

August 24Edit

Date Teams Result Notes
August 24 USA vs. Russia USA, 12-0[2] Hat trick scored by Hilary Knight
August 24Canada vs. Switzerland Canada, 16-0[3]Jayna Hefford scored a hat trick
August 24 Finland vs. Japan Finland, 7-0
August 24 Sweden vs. Slovakia Sweden, 4-1

August 25Edit

Date Teams Result Notes
August 25 USA vs. JapanUSA, 13-0[4] Kelli Stack and Jen Schoullis each scored a hat trick
August 25Canada vs. Russia Canada, 14-1[5]Meghan Agosta scored a hat trick and added two assists
August 25 Finland vs. Slovakia Finland, 2-0
August 25 Sweden vs. Switzerland Sweden, 4-2

August 27Edit

Date Teams Result Notes
August 27 USA vs. Switzerland USA, 11-1
August 27Canada vs. Slovakia Canada, 11-0[6]Vicki Bendus registered a hat trick and added one assist
Canada outshot Slovakia 73-8
August 27 Finland vs. Russia Finland, 2-1
August 27 Sweden vs. Japan Sweden, 8-2

August 28Edit

Date Teams Result Notes
August 28 USA vs. Canada USA, 4-0[7] Shutout by Molly Schaus
August 28 Sweden vs. Russia Sweden, 4-3
August 28 Finland vs. Switzerland Finland, 12-0
August 28 Slovakia vs. Japan Slovakia, 4-0

August 30Edit

Date Teams Result Notes
August 30 Canada vs. Finland
August 30 USA vs. Sweden

August 31Edit

Date Teams Result Notes
August 31 USA vs. Finland

Group CEdit

All games for Group C were contested at the Olympic Ice Rink in Courcheval, France.


Date Teams Result Notes
August 28 France vs. GermanyGermany, 2-1
August 28 Czech Republic vs. NorwayNorway, 5-3
August 29 Czech Republic vs. GermanyGermany, 4-1
August 29 France vs. NorwayNorway, 6-1


Group AEdit

Flag of the United States United States of America 4 4 0 0 0 40 1 +39 8
Flag of Finland Finland 4 4 0 0 0 0 8
Flag of Sweden Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 0 8
Flag of Canada Canada 4 3 0 0 1 41 5 +366

Group BEdit

Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 2
Flag of Russia Russia 4 0 0 0 45 32 -27 0
Flag of Japan Japan 4 0 0 0 4 2 32 -30 0
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 4 0 0 0 4 3 43 -400

Group CEdit

Flag of Norway Norway 2 2 0 0 0 11 4 +7 4
Flag of Germany Germany 2 2 0 0 0 6 2 +4 4
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 2 0 0 0 2 4 9 -5 0
Flag of France France 2 0 0 0 2 2 8 -6 0

Medal roundEdit

Bronze medal gameEdit

LSF1 15:00 LSF2

Gold medal gameEdit



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