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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: William Fallstrom, Sweden

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: William Fallstrom, Sweden

Photo: Team Sweden forward William Fallstrom competed for Drugardens IF in the 2014-15 season, and will eventually move to North America to play NCAA hockey in 2017 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Sweden needed a hero in their semifinal matchup against Finland at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, and, with a little over 13 minutes left in regulation time, they found one in the form of forward William Fallstrom. Fallstrom tipped home a point shot by Alexander Nylander to give Sweden the 2-1 lead, a lead that would hold up for the remainder of the game. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Jacob Cederholm, Sweden

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Jacob Cederholm, Sweden

Photo: Team Sweden defenseman Jacob Cederholm is serving as team captain for the Swedes at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Sweden faced off against archrival Finland in the semifinals of the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament on Friday, posting a hard-fought 2-1 win over the Finns to advance to the gold medal game against Canada. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Nolan Patrick, Canada

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Nolan Patrick, Canada

Photo: Team Canada forward Nolan Patrick won the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as the WHL’s Rookie of the Year in the 2015-15 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Canada made a 3-0 run through the opening round of the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament to secure today’s semifinal showdown with Russia. The Canadians have put forth a mostly balanced attack in this year’s tournament, with no one player being the go-to person when a game is on the line. Read more »

2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Otto Somppi, Finland

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2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Otto Somppi, Finland

Photo: Team Finland forward Otto Somppi competed for Jokerit’s U20 squad in 2014-15 but will be heading to North America to compete in the QMJHL in 2015-16 (courtesy of Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

A quick and shifty youngster who definitely has an affinity for playmaking, Otto Somppi is here at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament centering the second line for Team Finland, who won their first three games in the preliminary round but dropped a 2-1 decision against Sweden in Friday’s semifinal match. Read more »

2015 NHL Draft: Nashville Predators draft review

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2015 NHL Draft: Nashville Predators draft review

Photo: For the second year in a row, the Nashville Predators took a Russian-born prospect with their second-round pick: Gatineau’s Yakov Trenin brings skill and some needed size to the system. (courtesy of Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Coming off a season in which the Nashville Predators exceeded expectations — challenging for the top spot in the Central Division for much of the season and then giving eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago all it could handle in the first round — Nashville entered the 2015 NHL Draft looking to add depth to its core group. Read more »

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