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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Ben Lown, USA

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Ben Lown, USA

Photo: Team USA forward Ben Lown is a product of the Shattuck St. Mary’s program in Minnesota that has had several graduates eventually move on to the NHL (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

It has been a tough start for Team USA at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The goals have been few while the penalty minutes have been plentiful, which is rarely a recipe for success at any level. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Jakub Lacka, Slovakia

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Jakub Lacka, Slovakia

Photo: Team Slovakia forward Jakub Lacka racked up 34 goals and 77 points in 38 games for HK Ružinov 99 Bratislava’s U18 club in 2014-15 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Of the two countries hosting the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Slovakia has struggled a bit more than the neighboring Czech Republic. The Slovaks have dropped a pair of games so far with a game against the winless USA squad coming up on Wednesday, while the Czech Republic got into the win column on Day 2 with a 5-3 victory over Switzerland. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Ben Gleason, USA

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Ben Gleason, USA

Photo: Team USA defenseman Ben Gleason played his first season of OHL hockey in 2014-15, posting five assists in 41 games for the London Knights (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

With two losses in their first two games, Team USA has had an Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament to forget so far. The U.S. squad has been outscored 10-3 in their two contests, with five power play goals against included in their goals-against total. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Juuso Valimaki, Finland

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Juuso Valimaki, Finland

Photo: Team Finland defenseman Juuso Valimaki played for Ilves’ U20 Junior A team in 2014-15, scoring five goals and 20 points in 44 games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Finland got off to a fine start at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, defeating the U.S. by a 5-1 score. The Finns continued their winning ways on Day 2 of the tournament, defeating Slovakia by a 4-2 score. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Casey Mittelstadt, USA

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Casey Mittelstadt, USA

Photo: Eden Prairie High School forward Casey Mittelstadt produced 22 goals and 47 points in 25 games in the 2014-15 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Day 1 of the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament was not a memorable one for Team USA, and Day 2 wasn’t a great improvement. After dropping a 5-1 decision to Finland on the first day of the tournament, the U.S. then lost 5-2 to Russia, a loss that could leave them on the outside looking in when it comes to earning a medal. Read more »

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