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(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 »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Kale Clague, Canada

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Kale Clague, Canada

Photo: Brandon Wheat Kings defenseman Kale Clague wore the captain’s “C” for Canada Black at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

A balanced offensive attack combined with solid defensive play has propelled Team Canada to the semi-finals of the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The Canadians will now meet up with a country whom they normally cross paths with as the games become more important, their rivals from Russia. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Kailer Yamamoto, USA

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Kailer Yamamoto, USA

Photo: Team USA forward competed for the Los Angeles Junior Kings’ U16 squad before joining the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL for the 2014-15 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

After dropping their first two games at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Team USA posted a 7-3 win over Slovakia to close out the preliminary round and head into the playoff round on a high note. Unfortunately, the playoff battle will be for the right to finish fifth and out of the money, an outcome the U.S. was surely hoping to avoid. Read more »

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