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
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?
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.