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2016 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Early December win keys surge for Knierim and his Dubuque teammates

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2016 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Early December win keys surge for Knierim and his Dubuque teammates

Photo: Dubuque Fighting Saints forward and 2016 prospect William Knierim has produced 15 points along with 85 penalty minutes in 26 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of the USHL)

A lot changed for the USHL’s Dubuque Fighting Saints on Dec. 4th.

The Saints were playing the Omaha Lancers on the road on that date. The Saints were on a three-game losing streak, and coach Jason Lammers decided to alter his lineup. He put Nathan Sucese, Shane Kavanagh and Willie Knierim together on a line, and not just that line, but all the lines began clicking. That line scored two goals and combined for 14 shots on net in a 3-2 win against the Lancers. Read more »

2016 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Colton’s 5-point night keys Team East win

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2016 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Colton’s 5-point night keys Team East win

Photo: Team East forward Michael O’Leary beats Team West goaltender Peyton Jones for the first goal of the game at the 2016 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, a game won by Team East by a 6-2 score (courtesy of the USHL)

Ross Colton wasn’t an unknown among NHL teams before Tuesday, but he certainly motivated scouts to add more notes to his folder after scoring a hat trick and tallying five points in the 2016 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Read more »

Rungsted’s Rondbjerg looking forward to competing for Denmark at 2017 WJC

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Rungsted’s Rondbjerg looking forward to competing for Denmark at 2017 WJC

Photo: Rungsted IK forward Jonas Rondbjerg competed for Team Denmark at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, where he posted one assist in five games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

As one of, if not the youngest player at this year’s WJC, Danish forward Jonas Rondbjerg has stood out for more than just his age as he served in a second-line left wing capacity for his nation. Back home in Denmark, he’s currently in the middle of his second season of professional play, where he has accumulated eight goals and 12 points along with a +7 in 25 games. He had four points in 30 games for the same team as a 15-year-old. Read more »

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Patrik Laine and Julius Nattinen, Finland

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(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Patrik Laine and Julius Nattinen, Finland

Photo: Team Finland forwards Jesse Puljujarvi (L) and Sebastian Aho (R) celebrate Aho’s goal in the third period of the gold medal game at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Finland captured their second U20 title in three years after defeating Russia in overtime by a 4-3 score. As the scorer of the overtime, “Golden Goal” at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland, Kasperi Kapanen (TOR) joined countrymen Rasmus Ristolainen (2014) and Niklas Hagman (1998) as Finns that have secured the gold for their country at this event with an overtime marker. Read more »

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Auston Matthews, USA

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(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Auston Matthews, USA

Photo: Team USA forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews finished the 2016 IIHF World Junior Tournament with seven goals and four assists in seven games (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Coming into the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, Team USA forward Auston Matthews was considered the top prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft competing at this event. Matthews did nothing to dent that reputation over the course of the tournament as he finished tied for fourth in WJC scoring with teammate and fellow 2016 prospect, Matthew Tkachuk. Read more »

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