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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: High-scoring USA takes Group A crown

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: High-scoring USA takes Group A crown

Photo: Team USA defenseman and 2016 prospect Ryan Lindgren competed for the U.S. National Team Development Program this season, scoring four goals and 12 points in 25 USHL games (courtesy of Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Team USA turned in an impressive preliminary round performance at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, sweeping their four games while posting 30 goals in those games, 11 more than the runner-up in that category, Canada. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Canada faces Switzerland after topping Group B

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Canada faces Switzerland after topping Group B

Photo: Team Canada goaltender and 2016 prospect Evan Fitzpatrick competed for the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the QMJHL in 2015-16, posting a 3.42 goals-against average and .896 save percentage (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Team Canada completed the preliminary round of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship with an unblemished 4-0-0-0 record, which earned them the top spot in the Group B standings and a quarterfinal match with Switzerland. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland comes up short in Group B showdown with Canada

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland comes up short in Group B showdown with Canada

Photo: Team Finland forward and 2016 prospect Otto Somppi competed for the Halifax Mooseheads in 2015-16, where he scored 13 goals and 46 points in 59 games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Team Finland has earned a date with Russia in the quarterfinals of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship after dropping a 3-1 decision to Canada in the final game of the preliminary round. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Sweden heads into quarterfinal match on a high note

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Sweden heads into quarterfinal match on a high note

Photo: Team Sweden forward and 2017 prospect Lias Andersson saw his first SHL action with HV71, appearing in 22 regular season and four playoff games for that club in 2015-16 (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

After a somewhat wobbly start to their 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, Team Sweden finished the preliminary round of the tournament strongly, outscoring their final two opponents by a 13-2 count. The most recent win came against Russia, a convincing 5-1 victory that has the Swedes primed for their quarterfinal match against Slovakia. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Russia stumbles into quarterfinal match against Finland

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Russia stumbles into quarterfinal match against Finland

Photo: Team Russia defenseman Mikhail Sergachev is a top defensive prospect for the 2016 NHL Draft after a strong rookie season with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Team Russia wrapped up its preliminary round schedule with a 5-1 loss to Sweden at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. The hastily assembled team has had trouble developing into a cohesive unti to this point of the tournament with a tough quarterfinal matchup against Finland on the horizon. Read more »

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