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CHL Canada Russia Series: QMJHL caps off CHL series win with 6-4 victory over Russia

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CHL Canada Russia Series: QMJHL caps off CHL series win with 6-4 victory over Russia

Photo: Team QMJHL poses with the trophy won by the three CHL leagues after the CHL clubs defeated Russia in five of six games to take the 2015 CHL Canada Russia Series (courtesy of Vincent Ethier/CHL Images)

After suffering a close loss to Russia in the fifth game of the 2015 CHL Canada Russia Series, Team QMJHL closed out this year’s series on a high note with a 6-4 victory over the Russians at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, NS. Read more »

Prospect Faceoff: Marner takes on “exceptional” Day, younger Jones making a name for himself, Canada/Russia Series concludes

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Prospect Faceoff: Marner takes on “exceptional” Day, younger Jones making a name for himself, Canada/Russia Series concludes

Photo: London Knights forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner (L) and Mississauga Steelheads defenseman and 2016 prospect Sean Day (R) go head-to-head this weekend in a marquee OHL matchup (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Two of the biggest names in the OHL collide this weekend, as Mitch Marner guides the London Knights into Mississauga, where he will go head-to-head against Sean Day. In the WHL, two top defensemen clash, while two high-end import selections face off in the QMJHL. The CHL Canada Russia Series comes to a conclusion, where one hulking forward hopes to help the CHL take a clean sweep, but a talented Russian playmaker is hoping to write a different story. Finally, two of college hockey’s finest teams go one-on-one as a first-round NHL talent will try to shut down one of the best freshmen in the NCAA. Read more »

CHL Canada Russia Series: Russia notches first win with 3-2 victory over QMJHL

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CHL Canada Russia Series: Russia notches first win with 3-2 victory over QMJHL

Photo: Team Russia goaltender Alexander Trushkov turned in his second straight strong performance in the 2015 CHL Canada Russia Series, leading his team to their first win of the series (courtesy of Vincent Ethier/CHL Images)

While it was a case of too little, too late for Team Russia, they did manage to notch their first win of the 2015 CHL Canada Russia Series with a 3-2 victory over Team QMJHL on Tuesday night at Iamgold Arena in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Read more »

Edmonton Oilers still lack NHL depth but prospect help is coming

by Kady Hobbins
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Edmonton Oilers still lack NHL depth but prospect help is coming

Photo: Edmonton Oilers prospect Anton Slepyshev brought high-level puck skill to the Oilers’ bottom-six forwards but did not generate much in the way of offense (courtesy of Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

After years of disappointing finishes for the Edmonton Oilers, fans can find solace in the fact that the team has amassed a solid pool of prospects throughout their rebuilding years, most specifically over the last season as Peter Chiarelli took the reins as President of Hockey Operations and General Manager. Notably, Edmonton’s depth lies on defense, with the likes of Griffin Reinhart and Darnell Nurse (recent prospect graduate Oscar Klefbom continues to find success at the NHL level as well). Read more »

Kristo’s offensive touch helping to propel Chicago Wolves

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Kristo’s offensive touch helping to propel Chicago Wolves

Photo: Chicago Wolves forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Danny Kristo starred at the University of North Dakota for four seasons, producing 161 points in 157 NCAA contests (courtesy of Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves)

Danny Kristo has always had a nose for the net.

At the University of North Dakota, he was good for a goal every other game, while netting 47 goals in 137 combined games over the last two seasons with the Hartford WolfPack. Read more »

Prospect Impressions: Lundqvist, Berra, others sparkle in this Goalie Edition

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Prospect Impressions: Lundqvist, Berra, others sparkle in this Goalie Edition

Photo: St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen has posted a 1.95 goals-against average and .930 save percentage through 15 games in the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Tim Spyers/Icon Sportswire)

In this special edition of Prospect Impressions, goaltenders from the NHL, AHL, and junior hockey take over to make a week’s worth of highlight-reel saves. King Henrik stood tall on home ice in New York before making news off it, and fellow NHL netminders Reto Berra and Jake Allen kept pace right behind him. Plenty more saves, a fight between players who are now teammates, and a light-hearted, behind-the-scenes look at life as a goaltender are all included. Read more »

Good starts aplenty for New Jersey Devils prospects in the CHL

by John Iadevaia
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Good starts aplenty for New Jersey Devils prospects in the CHL

Photo: Josh Jacobs has six assists in 13 games during his OHL debut with the Sarnia Sting, just three short of the nine he had for Michigan State University in 2014-15. (Courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Since taking over the franchise, General Manager Ray Shero and Head Coach John Hynes have instituted a new mindset for the New Jersey Devils franchise. That change in thinking has seen the parent club grow closer together and compete hard each night. The organization’s prospects have learned from that as well, following a development and training camp with the new staff. Read more »

Colorado Avalanche getting creative with prospect development

by Chau Vo
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Colorado Avalanche getting creative with prospect development

Photo: Although Brandon Gormley has not put up many points early in his pro career, his skills could help the Colorado Avalanche improve puck possession (courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire)

The San Antonio Rampage coaching staff entered the 2015-16 hockey season under a lot of pressure. Not only are they tasked with the development of the top Avalanche prospects but they must win over fans that saw their hockey team win its first-ever division championship then leave for Portland, Maine. Read more »

CHL Canada Russia Series: Strong team effort fuels second OHL win, gives CHL series win

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CHL Canada Russia Series: Strong team effort fuels second OHL win, gives CHL series win

Photo: Team OHL forwards Mitch Marner and Spencer Watson celebrate a goal scored by Watson that proved to be the game winner in the OHL’s 2-1 win over Russia at the 2015 CHL Canada Russia Series (courtesy of Terry Wilson/CHL Images)

While Team Russia put up a good fight in their bid to get themselves back into the 2015 CHL Canada Russia Series, Team OHL nevertheless dashed those hopes by defeating Russia, 2-1, to give the CHL clubs the needed points to crown themselves as series champions with the two QMJHL games yet to be played. Read more »

Nielsen a key contributor in Hurricanes resurgence

by Glen Erickson
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Nielsen a key contributor in Hurricanes resurgence

Photo: Lethbridge Hurricanes defenseman and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Andrew Nielsen was an NHL Combine invite before being chosen by the Leafs at the 2015 NHL Draft (courtesy of Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

Does Andrew Nielsen have what it take to become a force this season on an ever-improving Lethbridge Hurricanes squad?

Suffice to say that most all of the tools seem to be in place. Read more »

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