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Five U.S. Teams in Action This Week

11/03/2013, 9:30am EST
By USAHockey.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. Women's National Team, U.S. National Under-18 Team, U.S. National Under-17 Team, U.S. Men's Select Team and U.S. Junior Select Team will all compete in tournaments next week (Nov. 2-10) during the first international break of the 2013-14 season.

The U.S. Women's National Team will host the 2013 Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y., as part of its pre-Olympic Bring on the World Tour.

Both of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program squads will participate in international competition during the break. The U.S. National Under-18 Team will travel to Turku, Finland, for the 2013 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament, while the U.S. National Under-17 Team will be in Prievidza, Slovakia, for the 2013 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament.

Two U.S. Select Teams -- the Men's and Junior squads -- will also be in action. The U.S. Men's Select Team will participate in the 2013 Deutschland Cup in Munich, Germany. The U.S. Junior Select Team will travel to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to play in the 2013 World Junior A Challenge.

Details on each event can be found below.

Notes: FASTHockey.com will provide live streaming of games from the Four Nations Cup and World Junior A Challenge ... Day-to-day coverage of all tournaments during the international break can be found at USAHockey.com. Live scoring updates and up-to-the-minute information for all U.S. teams will be available on Twitter -- @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores -- and on USA Hockey's Facebook.

Women's Four Nations

The 2013 Four Nations Cup will take place Nov. 5-9 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., as part of the U.S. Women's National Team's pre-Olympic Bring on the World Tour. The tournament will feature teams from Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States. Team USA is the two-time defending champion of the Four Nations Cup and has won the tournament five times total. For information on the Four Nations Cup, including rosters, game schedule and ticket information, click here.

FASTHockey.com will stream all games of the tournament. Those interested in watching should sign up for a free account in advance at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com. To join the conversation on social media, use #4NationsCup and #USWNT, and like the U.S. Women's National Team's Facebook page.

Under-17 Four Nations

The U.S. National Under-17 Team will take part in the 2013 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament Nov. 6-10 in Prievidza, Slovakia. Participating nations include Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States. Team USA went undefeated in the tournament last year, outscoring opponents, 18-7, in three games on its way to a fourth Under-17 Four Nations Tournament title in a row.

For additional information on Team USA, including a team roster, schedule and statistics, visit USANTDP.com. To join the conversation on social media, use #4NationsU17 and like the U.S. NTDP's Facebook page.

Under-18 Four Nations

The U.S. National Under-18 Team will travel to Turku, Finland, to participate in the 2013 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament Nov. 6-10. The U.S. squad will be competing against teams from Finland, Sweden and Switzerland. The United States has won the last five Under-18 Four Nations Tournaments, including the 2012 event, which was played at the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Ice Cube, home of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.

For additional information on Team USA, including a team roster, schedule and statistics, visit USANTDP.com. To join the conversation on social media, use #4NationsU18 and like the U.S. NTDP's Facebook page.

Deutschland Cup

The U.S. Men's Select Team, which is comprised of players currently participating in European elite leagues, will compete in the 2013 Deutschland Cup Nov. 8-10 in Munich, Germany. Team USA will be playing against squads from Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland. The United States has played in the Deutschland Cup on seven occasions (2002-05, 2007, 2009, 2011), winning the championship in 2003 and 2004.

For complete information on the U.S. Men's Select Team, including a team roster, schedule and statistics, click here. To join the conversation on social media, use #DeutschlandCup.

World Junior A Challenge

The U.S. Junior Select Team will travel to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to take part in the 2013 World Junior A Challenge Nov. 5-10. In addition to the United States, the 2013 field includes Canada East, Canada West, Czech Republic, Russia and Switzerland. Team USA is the defending champion and has collected four of the last five tournament titles (2008-2010, 2012).

FASTHockey.com will stream all games of the tournament. Those interested in watching should sign up for a free account in advance at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com. For complete infomation on the U.S. Junior Select Team, including a team roster, schedule and statistics, click here. To join the conversation on social media, use #WJAC.

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