(Note: This competition started in 2003. Canada is the only country to send its Under-22 team, all other countries send their senior national team.Formerly known as the MLP Nations Cup)
Canada, Finland, Russia,Germany, Sweden & Switzerland.
January 8, 2012
Sweden wins Meco Cup with 5-0 record.
Erika Holst scored 16 seconds into overtime to give Sweden a 3-2 win over Canada at the Meco Cup women's hockey tournament on Sat. Jan.7th,2-12..
Canada’s Under-22/Development Team earned the bronze medal at the 2012 Meco Cup, finishing third in the round-robin tournament with three wins and two overtime losses.
It’s just the second time in 10 years Canada has not won gold at the tournament, previously known as the Air Canada Cup and MLP Nations Cup.
Canada capped off the tournament Sunday with a 3-2 shootout loss to Finland. Sarah Davis opened the scoring for the Canadians just 74 seconds into the game, but a pair of Finnish goals in the first period gave them the lead until Saige Pacholok tied it for Canada seven minutes into the third. Amanda Mazzotta made 20 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped two of three Finns in the shootout, but the Canadians could not beat Finnish netminder Meeri Räsänen.
Canada and Finland finished tied for second with 11 points each, but the Finns claimed the silver medal thanks to their head-to-head victory.
Earlier in the tournament, the Canadians earned victories over Germany (4-1), Russia (6-0) and Switzerland (6-0), but a 3-2 overtime loss to Sweden on Saturday eliminated Canada from gold medal contention.
Jamie Lee Rattray finished as Canada’s top scorer in the tournament with six points (three goals, three assists) in five games, leaving her second in tournament scoring. Mazzotta finished with the top goals against average at 0.97 in three games and was named Top Goaltender.