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(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Petrus Palmu, Finland

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(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Petrus Palmu, Finland

Photo: Owen Sound Attack forward and 2015 prospect Petrus Palmu competed in the Jokerit organization before moving over to the OHL to play for the Attack in 2014-15 (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Finland has made an impressive run so far through the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, winning their first three games while outscoring their opponents, 12 goals to 3. The Finns must now defeat Canada for Group B supremacy in their final game before the U18 playoff round. Read more »

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Vili Saarijarvi, Finland

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(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Vili Saarijarvi, Finland

Photo: Team Finland defenseman Vili Saarijarvi played for the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers in 2014-15 season, scoring six goals and 23 points in 57 games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Finland has had a successful start to the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship taking place in Zug and Lucerne, Switzerland. The Finns have won their first three games of the tournament, and are currently tied with Canada for the top spot in Group B. The two countries will square off Tuesday to determine which one will enter the playoff round as that group’s top squad. Read more »

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Rudolfs Balcers, Latvia

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(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Rudolfs Balcers, Latvia

Photo: Stavanger Oilers forward Rudolfs Balcers has competed in Norway since the 2011-12 season, and he is currently competing in Norway’s top league (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Although they are tied with Switzerland for the bottom position in Group B at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, Team Latvia’s performance at this tournament has not been without its good points. The team has generally been competitive in each of their games, and they did manage to produce six goals against Canada. Read more »

Oilers leap Sabres, Coyotes to land first overall selection in NHL Draft Lottery

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Oilers leap Sabres, Coyotes to land first overall selection in NHL Draft Lottery

Photo: Top 2015 NHL Draft prospects Dylan Strome (L), Connor McDavid (C), and Noah Hanifin (R) meet with the media following the selection of the Edmonton Oilers as the winners of the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery (courtesy of David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

The hype that has been building up surrounding the identity of Connor McDavid‘s next hockey home reached it’s zenith on Saturday night with the holding of the 2015 NHL Draft Lottery in Toronto, ON. Fourteen NHL clubs, all of whom missed the playoffs this season, had a shot at landing McDavid, but only one team would head home a happy group. Read more »

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Mathew Barzal, Canada

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(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Mathew Barzal, Canada

Photo: Seattle Thunderbirds forward and 2015 prospect Mathew Barzal produced 12 goals and 57 points in 44 games in an injury-shortened 2014-15 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Canada came into the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship looking to improve upon their bronze medal showing at last year’s tournament. They got off on the right foot – offensively, at least – posting an 11-6 win over Latvia on Day 1 of the tournament. Read more »

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