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(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 »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Canada holds off hard-working Slovakia squad

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Canada holds off hard-working Slovakia squad

Photo: Team Canada forward and 2016 prospect Brett Howden scored 24 goals and 64 points in 68 regular season games for the Moose Jaw Warriors in 2015-16, then added 15 points in 10 playoff games (courtesy of Ben Nelms/Getty Images)

Team Canada faced off against a pesky Slovakia squad that kept the game interesting until the end, with Canada coming away with a 3-1 win to maintain their unbeaten status at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, ND. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Switzerland overcome by Sweden’s impressive offensive display

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Switzerland overcome by Sweden’s impressive offensive display

Photo: Switzerland defenseman and 2016 prospect Livio Stadler saw his first National League A action for EV Zug this season, picking up an assist in 13 games in Switzerland’s top league (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

In what started off as a fairly tightly-played contest, Team Switzerland watched Sweden pull away in the final two periods to take an 8-1 win from the Swiss on Day 5 of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Nylander powers Sweden to win over Switzerland

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Nylander powers Sweden to win over Switzerland

Photo: Team Sweden forward and 2017 prospect Marcus Davidsson played in 45 games for Djurgarden’s SuperElit club, posting 17 goals and 40 points in 2015-16 (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Team Sweden picked up their first regulation win of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, beating Switzerland by an 8-1 score on Day 5 of the tournament. The win leaves the Swedes tied with Russia in Group A as they head into their showdown on the final day of the preliminary round, but neither team can displace Team USA at the top of Group A. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland downs Denmark, faces showdown with Canada

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland downs Denmark, faces showdown with Canada

Photo: Team Finland defenseman and 2017 prospect Juuso Valimaki played his first season with the Tri-City Americans of the WHL in 2015-16, scoring seven goals and 32 points in 56 games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Team Finland played a strong, 60-minute game and was able to overcome an equally strong goaltending performance by Denmark’s Kasper Krog to defeat the Danes by a 4-1 score at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. Read more »

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