Stone Leads Team USA to Perfect Record at Twelve Nations Tournament

Team USA conceded just one goal in six tournament games at the 12 Nations Tournament (Photo Courtesy: USA Hockey).

VIERUMAKI, Finland –
The U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team, coached by Katey Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women’s Ice Hockey, wrapped up its stay in Finland by blanking the host nation, 6-0, in the final round of the 2011 Twelve Nations Tournament. Current Harvard skaters Josephine Pucci and Jillian Dempsey and former player Julie Chu ’06-07, helped the U.S. to an unblemished, 6-0, tournament record.

Pucci ended the event as the top-scoring defenseman in the tournament, dishing out nine assists in six games played. She was also tied for the team lead in plus/minus at +15, was the highest rated defenseman and second-highest rated player in the tournament. Chu saw action in five games and posted six points (2g, 4a), and Dempsey notched four points (3g, 1a) in her first event with the U.S. National Team.

Stone’s squad began the tournament with a 12-0 pounding of Russia and followed with a 13-0 win over Japan. The red, white and blue conceded its lone goal of the tournament in an 11-1 win over Switzerland and blanked rival Canada, 4-0, the following day. The U.S. topped Sweden, 2-0, Tuesday and capped its tournament run with the 6-0 defeat of Finland.

For final statistics from the Twelve Nations Tournament, click here.