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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Canada faces Switzerland after topping Group B

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Canada faces Switzerland after topping Group B

Photo: Team Canada goaltender and 2016 prospect Evan Fitzpatrick competed for the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the QMJHL in 2015-16, posting a 3.42 goals-against average and .896 save percentage (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Team Canada completed the preliminary round of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship with an unblemished 4-0-0-0 record, which earned them the top spot in the Group B standings and a quarterfinal match with Switzerland. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland comes up short in Group B showdown with Canada

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland comes up short in Group B showdown with Canada

Photo: Team Finland forward and 2016 prospect Otto Somppi competed for the Halifax Mooseheads in 2015-16, where he scored 13 goals and 46 points in 59 games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Team Finland has earned a date with Russia in the quarterfinals of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship after dropping a 3-1 decision to Canada in the final game of the preliminary round. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Sweden heads into quarterfinal match on a high note

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Sweden heads into quarterfinal match on a high note

Photo: Team Sweden forward and 2017 prospect Lias Andersson saw his first SHL action with HV71, appearing in 22 regular season and four playoff games for that club in 2015-16 (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

After a somewhat wobbly start to their 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, Team Sweden finished the preliminary round of the tournament strongly, outscoring their final two opponents by a 13-2 count. The most recent win came against Russia, a convincing 5-1 victory that has the Swedes primed for their quarterfinal match against Slovakia. Read more »

(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 »

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