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Saskatoon will host the 2018 4 Nations Cup

Canada will host the tournament for the first time since 2014.

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Yesterday Hockey Canada announced that the 2018 4 Nations Cup will be hosted Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the SaskTel Centre. This marks the second straight year that the tournament will be held in North America — the 2017 4 Nations Cup was held in Florida. This will be the eighth time that Canada has hosted the tournament.

4 Nations Cup Winners Since 2012

  • 2012: USA - gold, Canada - silver, Sweden - bronze
  • 2013: Canada - gold, Finland - silver, USA - bronze
  • 2014: USA - gold, Canada - silver, Sweden - bronze
  • 2015: USA - gold, Canada - silver, Finland - bronze
  • 2016: USA - gold, Canada - silver, Finland - bronze
  • 2017: USA - gold, Canada - silver, Finland - bronze

From Hockey Canada’s press release:

The five-day schedule features eight games, including preliminary-round match-ups that see all four participating teams face each other once, as well as the bronze- and gold-medal games. All games of the 4 Nations Cup — a traditional family-favourite — will take place at the SaskTel Centre.

The United States’ victory at the PyeongChang Olympics and dominance in recent 4 Nations Cups makes them favorites heading into the tournament. But will Canada’s home ice advantage give them an edge over their eternal rivals?

Olympics: Ice Hockey-Women Team Final - USA-CAN David E. Klutho-USA TODAY Sports

The action will get underway in November and will serve as a precursor to the 2019 Women’s World Championships which will take place in Finland. There, for the first time ever, 10 teams will compete for the title of World Champion.