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U.S. beats Canada in shootout at Four Nations Cup; UMD players shine

Erica McKenzie beat Charline Labonte in the sixth round of a shootout, and Jessie Vetter stopped Meghan Agosta with a glove save to give the United States a 3-2 victory over Canada in the Four Nations Cup final Sunday in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Erica McKenzie beat Charline Labonte in the sixth round of a shootout, and Jessie Vetter stopped Meghan Agosta with a glove save to give the United States a 3-2 victory over Canada in the Four Nations Cup final Sunday in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Vetter stopped all six Canadian shots in the tiebreaker. The United States, which beat Canada in consecutive games in April to win the world championships, ended Canada's Four Nations title run at four.

Captain Natalie Darwitz and Julie Chu, a former Minnesota Duluth assistant coach, scored in regulation for the U.S. Former UMD player and assistant coach Caroline Ouellette and Jayna Hefford countered for Canada. Canadian captain Hayley Wickenheiser left the game late in the first period because of a right leg injury.

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