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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Juuso Valimaki, Finland

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Juuso Valimaki, Finland

Photo: Team Finland defenseman Juuso Valimaki played for Ilves’ U20 Junior A team in 2014-15, scoring five goals and 20 points in 44 games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Finland got off to a fine start at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, defeating the U.S. by a 5-1 score. The Finns continued their winning ways on Day 2 of the tournament, defeating Slovakia by a 4-2 score. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Casey Mittelstadt, USA

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Casey Mittelstadt, USA

Photo: Eden Prairie High School forward Casey Mittelstadt produced 22 goals and 47 points in 25 games in the 2014-15 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Day 1 of the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament was not a memorable one for Team USA, and Day 2 wasn’t a great improvement. After dropping a 5-1 decision to Finland on the first day of the tournament, the U.S. then lost 5-2 to Russia, a loss that could leave them on the outside looking in when it comes to earning a medal. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: William Knierim, USA

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: William Knierim, USA

Photo: Team USA forward William Knierim played for the Chicago Mission program before joining the Dubuque Fignting Saints of the USHL in 2014-15 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Although Team USA has medaled many times at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, they have taken gold just once in a tournament dominated by the Canadians. The Americans were hoping to take a shot a gold at the 2015 edition of this event, but got off to a slow start in dropping a 5-1 decision to Finland on Day 1. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Dayton Rasmussen, USA

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Dayton Rasmussen, USA

Photo: Team USA goaltender is slated to compete for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL for the next two seasons before moving on to the University of Denver in 2017-18 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team USA stumbled out of the gate at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, dropping a 5-1 decision to the country that they had defeated to win gold four short months ago at the U18 World Championship, Finland. Read more »

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Aapeli Rasanen, Finland

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(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Aapeli Rasanen, Finland

Photo: Tappara forward Aapeli Rasanen captained Finland’s entry at last year’s World U-17 Hockey Challenge (courtesy of Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

When last the two countries met in a high level junior competition, Team USA defeated Team Finland in overtime by a 2-1 score to win the gold medal at the 2015 U18 World Championship. Roughly four months later, Finland was able to exact a bit of revenge for that loss by defeating the USA by a 5-1 score on the first day of the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Read more »

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