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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Andrew Peeke, USA

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Andrew Peeke, USA

Photo: Team USA defenseman Andrew Peeke competed for the Selects Hockey Academy’s U18 squad in 2014-15, and will be moving on to the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers for the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

After struggling for the first two games at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Team USA finally broke out of their offensive funk in the third game, posting a 7-3 win over Slovakia on Wednesday. The win will place the U.S. in the game that decides fifth place at this tournament, probably not what the team was hoping for heading into the event. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Robin Salo, Finland

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Robin Salo, Finland

Photo: Team Finland defenseman Robin Salo was chosen by Jokerit in the third round of the 2015 KHL Draft, and he is also a prospect for the 2017 NHL Draft (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Finland has so far turned in an impressive showing at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, running the table in Group B after blanking previously undefeated Russia by a 3-0 score on Wednesday. Even before the win over Russia, Finland was guaranteed a slot in the tournament’s semi-final round. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Ben Lown, USA

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Ben Lown, USA

Photo: Team USA forward Ben Lown is a product of the Shattuck St. Mary’s program in Minnesota that has had several graduates eventually move on to the NHL (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

It has been a tough start for Team USA at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The goals have been few while the penalty minutes have been plentiful, which is rarely a recipe for success at any level. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Jakub Lacka, Slovakia

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Jakub Lacka, Slovakia

Photo: Team Slovakia forward Jakub Lacka racked up 34 goals and 77 points in 38 games for HK Ružinov 99 Bratislava’s U18 club in 2014-15 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Of the two countries hosting the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Slovakia has struggled a bit more than the neighboring Czech Republic. The Slovaks have dropped a pair of games so far with a game against the winless USA squad coming up on Wednesday, while the Czech Republic got into the win column on Day 2 with a 5-3 victory over Switzerland. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Ben Gleason, USA

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Ben Gleason, USA

Photo: Team USA defenseman Ben Gleason played his first season of OHL hockey in 2014-15, posting five assists in 41 games for the London Knights (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

With two losses in their first two games, Team USA has had an Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament to forget so far. The U.S. squad has been outscored 10-3 in their two contests, with five power play goals against included in their goals-against total. Read more »

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