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2015 NHL Draft Review: Rantanen heads bumper crop of Finnish draftees

by Tony Piscotta
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2015 NHL Draft Review: Rantanen heads bumper crop of Finnish draftees

Photo: Colorado Avalanche 2015 first round pick Mikko Rantanen signed an entry-level deal with the team in July (courtesy of Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Entering the 2015 NHL Draft, there was much uncertainty regarding the prospects coming out of Finland. TPS Turku center Mikko Rantanen was the top-ranked European skater according to Central Scouting, but after that it was anybody’s guess as to how things would go in Sunrise, Florida. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Tyson Jost, Canada

by Chapin Landvogt
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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Tyson Jost, Canada

Photo: Team Canada forward Tyson Jost competed for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL in 2014-15, posting 23 goals and 22 assists in 46 games, and another 10 goals and 14 points in 21 postseason games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Canada netted 23 goals over the course of the fives games the team played at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Fourteen different players netted at least one goal for Canada in their run to yet another gold medal at this event, a testament to the balanced attack that was on display in Breclav this past week. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Victor Mete, Canada

by Ken McKenna
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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Victor Mete, Canada

Photo: The scoreboard displays the final score following Team Canada’s win over Sweden in the gold medal game at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Five games, five wins, gold medals and a trophy signifying the championship of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Championship is the bounty that Team Canada will be heading home with after a successful week in Breclav, Czech Republic. The Canadian squad made a perfect 5-0 run through the preliminary and playoff rounds to win their eighth straight Ivan Hlinka, and their 20th win in 25 years of this tournament in its various incarnations. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Jake Bean, Canada

by Chapin Landvogt
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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Jake Bean, Canada

Photo: Calgary Hitmen defenseman Jake Bean was one of 12 WHL players on Team Canada’s gold medal squad at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Canada put forth a true team effort in winning their eighth consecutive gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The Canadians employed a mix of distributed offense, solid defense, and some timely saves in goal over the course of the 2015 tournament, culminating in a mostly dominating 7-3 win over Sweden in the championship game. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Michael McLeod, Canada

by Chapin Landvogt
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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Michael McLeod, Canada

Photo: Team Canada forwards Jordan Kyrou (L) and Michael McLeod pose with the trophy after Canada won the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup by a 7-3 score over Sweden (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

A big opening period for Team Canada was all they needed to secure their eighth consecutive gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The Canadians pumped four goals past Sweden’s starting goaltender, Filip Gustavsson, in the opening frame, then opened that lead up to 6-1 after two periods before winning the 2015 championship game by a 7-3 score. Read more »

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