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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Puljujarvi hat trick powers Finland to gold medal win

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Puljujarvi hat trick powers Finland to gold medal win

Photo: Team Finland captain Juuso Valimaki and forward Eeli Tolvanen pose with their gold medals after Finland downed Sweden 6-1 to win the gold medal game at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

It was just three short months ago that Finland celebrated a home-ice, gold medal win at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. That country can now make room in the trophy case for more gold as Team Finland defeated archrival Sweden by a 6-1 score to win the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Late comeback not enough as Canada falls in shootout

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Late comeback not enough as Canada falls in shootout

Photo: Team Canada forward and 2016 prospect Pascal Laberge competed for the Victoriaville Tigres of the QMJHL, where he posted 23 goals and 68 points in 56 games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

A late third period comeback from a 5-3 deficit seemed to have Team Canada in a good position to win their semi-final game against Sweden at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, ND. But Sweden weathered the storm through overtime, then won the shootout on a goal by Linus Lindstrom. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Shootout win sends Sweden to gold medal game

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Shootout win sends Sweden to gold medal game

Photo: Team Sweden forward and 2016 prospect Tim Wahlgren played for MODO’s SHL squad in 2015-16, picking up a goal and an assist in 10 games in Sweden’s top league (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

In a game that literally became a ‘last shot wins’ scenario, Team Sweden moved on to the gold medal game after taking a 6-5 shootout victory from Canada in the semi-finals of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland’s late power play goal sets up Nordic showdown

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland’s late power play goal sets up Nordic showdown

Photo: Team Finland forward and 2017 prospect Kristian Vesalainen competed for the Frolunda organization in Sweden in 2015-16, including 19 games with the SHL club in which he picked up a goal and an assist (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

The USA might have looked like a favorite to win the gold medal heading into the semi-finals of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, but their opponent in the semi-finals, Team Finland, came out on top in a tightly-contested, 4-2 showdown at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: USA to play for bronze after loss to Finland

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: USA to play for bronze after loss to Finland

Photo: Team USA goaltender and 2016 prospect Joseph Woll will be attending Boston College starting in the Fall of 2016 (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Team USA breezed through the preliminary round of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship with four wins, then won their quarterfinal match against the Czech Republic by an 8-0 count. The stage seemed to be set for the USA to once again play for U18 gold, this time in front of a home crowd in Grand Forks, ND. Read more »

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