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Team Canada beats U.S., 5-1, for women's Four Nations hockey title

November 7, 2009 | 12:47 pm

Canada scored five straight goals to overcome a first-period deficit and defeat the U.S. women's national hockey team, 5-1, in the championship game of the Four Nations Cup in Tikkurila, Finland.

Jocelyne Lamoureux of Grand Forks, N.D., scored the only goal for the U.S., which had won its previous four major tournaments -- the 2008 World Championships, 2008 Four Nations Cup, the 2009 World Championships and 2009 Hockey Canada Cup.

Canada scored three times on the power play today to win its first tournament since the 2007 Four Nations Cup.

The U.S. and Canadian women's teams are expected to be among the medal contenders at the Vancouver Olympics in February.

Team USA will resume its pre-Olympic preparation on the Qwest Tour on Nov. 22 in Durham, N.H., against the Hockey East All-Stars.

-- Helene Elliott