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(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 »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Switzerland to face Canada in quarterfinals after loss to USA

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Switzerland to face Canada in quarterfinals after loss to USA

Photo: Team Switzerland forward and 2017 prospect Nico Hischier saw his first National League A action with SC Bern this season, posting a goal in 15 games in the top Swiss league (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

The main goal for Team Switzerland heading into the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship was to gain a berth in the quarterfinals. That mission was accomplished by virtue of points earned in an overtime win and overtime loss, so now the goal is to earn a berth in the medal round, a tall order given that their quarterfinal opponent will be Canada. Read more »

(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 »

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