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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Switzerland drops quarterfinal match but remains in top division

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Switzerland drops quarterfinal match but remains in top division

Photo: Team Switzerland forward and 2016 prospect Marco Miranda played for the GC Küsnacht Lions of the NLB in 2015-16, scoring 10 goals and 15 points in 36 games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

The 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship came to an end in the quarterfinals for Team Switzerland after they dropped a 9-1 decision to Canada. While the quarterfinal outcome wasn’t pretty, the Swiss live to fight another day at the top level of the U18 tournament as they maintain class for next year’s event that will take place in Magnitogorsk, Russia. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Canada rolls over Switzerland to advance to semi-finals

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Canada rolls over Switzerland to advance to semi-finals

Photo: Team Canada forward and 2016 prospect Cameron Morrison competed for the Youngstown Phantoms in 2015-16, scoring 34 goals and 66 points in 60 USHL games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

A game that was fairly close after one period of play turned into an eight-goal margin of victory for Team Canada as they downed Switzerland by a 9-1 score in the quaterfinals of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, ND. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland’s Tolvanen giving a preview of things to come in 2017

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland’s Tolvanen giving a preview of things to come in 2017

Photo: Team Finland forward and 2017 prospect Eeli Tolvanen competed for the Sioux City Musketeers in 2015-16, scoring 17 goals and 38 points in 49 USHL games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Team Finland has scored 17 goals so far at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. Forward Eeli Tolvanen (Sioux City – USHL) has netted six of those goals, with three of those goals coming in his country’s 4-3 quaterfinal win over Russia. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland downs Russia, earns date with the USA

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland downs Russia, earns date with the USA

Photo: Team Finland defenseman and 2017 prospect Robin Salo has chipped in a goal in five games for his country at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

In what ended up being the closest of the four quarterfinal matches at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, Team Finland defeated Russia by a 4-3 score.

A goal by by Russian forward Yaroslav Alexeyev (MVD Balashikha – RUS) drew his team within one of Finland with 7:29 remaining in the third period, but Russia could not produce the equalizer in the remaining time. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Impressive offensive attack, stingy defense carry USA through preliminary round

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Impressive offensive attack, stingy defense carry USA through preliminary round

Photo: Team USA forward and 2016 prospect Trent Frederic competed for the U.S. National Team Development Program squad this season, posting four goals and 14 points in 23 USHL games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

The country that has won six of the last seven IIHF U18 World Championship tournaments looks very much the favorite to win their third gold in a row and seventh in eight years as Team USA completed an unbeaten preliminary round at the 2016 edition of this event after defeating Switzerland by a 4-0 score. Read more »

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