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Boeser, Ruggiero gain invaluable experience playing for Team USA at 5 Nations

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Boeser, Ruggiero gain invaluable experience playing for Team USA at 5 Nations

Photo: Burnsville (MN) High School forward Brock Boeser (12) has committed to the University of Wisconsin beginning in 2015 (courtesy of MN Hockey Hub/Brian Nelson)

This summer, a number of young players from across the United States were selected to play for the US at the relatively unknown 5 Nations Tournament, a contest for various U17 teams held in Slovakia. The competition consisted of the opponents Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic and play was conducted in a simple round robin format.

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ISS Draft Rankings: Top 2014 duo holds steady, but plenty of movement among other prospects

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ISS Draft Rankings: Top 2014 duo holds steady, but plenty of movement among other prospects

Photo: Barrie Colts defenseman and top 2014 defensive prospect Aaron Ekblad has been a high profile prospect since entering the OHL, and he has so far lived up to the lofty expectations that come with the exceptional player label (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

While there is no change at the very top of the October edition of ISS Hockey's ranking of the top 30 2014 NHL Draft prospects, there is a fair amount of movement throughout most of the rest of this month's rankings.

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Love of the game drives talented Ho-Sang

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Love of the game drives talented Ho-Sang

Photo: Windsor Spitfires forward Josh Ho-Sang is considered a potential first round selection for the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

His father’s Jamaican, his mother’s Chilean, he speaks Spanish, has a dark complexion, and bears an Asian last name across the back of his jersey (thanks to a Chinese-born great grandfather who married a Jamaican woman). The Windsor Spitfires' Josh Ho-Sang stands out in a predominantly white sport, but he said that he hopes his may be the face of the game’s future.

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Nedeljkovic leading from behind for Whalers

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Nedeljkovic leading from behind for Whalers

Photo: Pllymouth Whalers goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic is a top prospect in net for the 2014 NHL Draft (courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

After bursting onto the Ontario Hockey League scene in a big way last year, all eyes are on the Plymouth Whalers’ netminder Alex Nedeljkovic this season as one of the most promising goaltenders for the 2014 NHL Draft.

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Mention in Central Scouting’s watch list a pleasant surprise for Prophet

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Mention in Central Scouting’s watch list a pleasant surprise for Prophet

Photo: Saginaw Spirit defenseman and 2014 NHL Draft prospect Brandon Prophet was a top rookie in the OHL’s 2012-13 season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

It would be simple to take the easy way out and make a play on words using Brandon Prophet’s name, but the fact is that the Saginaw Spirit defender's arrival on Central Scouting’s watch list is less about Divine Providence and more about plain old hard work.

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