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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Switzerland overcome by Sweden’s impressive offensive display

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Switzerland overcome by Sweden’s impressive offensive display

Photo: Switzerland defenseman and 2016 prospect Livio Stadler saw his first National League A action for EV Zug this season, picking up an assist in 13 games in Switzerland’s top league (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

In what started off as a fairly tightly-played contest, Team Switzerland watched Sweden pull away in the final two periods to take an 8-1 win from the Swiss on Day 5 of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Nylander powers Sweden to win over Switzerland

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Nylander powers Sweden to win over Switzerland

Photo: Team Sweden forward and 2017 prospect Marcus Davidsson played in 45 games for Djurgarden’s SuperElit club, posting 17 goals and 40 points in 2015-16 (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Team Sweden picked up their first regulation win of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, beating Switzerland by an 8-1 score on Day 5 of the tournament. The win leaves the Swedes tied with Russia in Group A as they head into their showdown on the final day of the preliminary round, but neither team can displace Team USA at the top of Group A. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland downs Denmark, faces showdown with Canada

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland downs Denmark, faces showdown with Canada

Photo: Team Finland defenseman and 2017 prospect Juuso Valimaki played his first season with the Tri-City Americans of the WHL in 2015-16, scoring seven goals and 32 points in 56 games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Team Finland played a strong, 60-minute game and was able to overcome an equally strong goaltending performance by Denmark’s Kasper Krog to defeat the Danes by a 4-1 score at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Krog’s 42-save performance not enough as Denmark falls to Finland

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Krog’s 42-save performance not enough as Denmark falls to Finland

Photo: Vojens IK goaltender and 2016 prospect Kasper Krog is no stranger to international play as he has represented Denmark at various tournaments over the past three seasons (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Despite keeping the score close for much of their game against Finland, Team Denmark was unable to earn their first point at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship after a 4-1 loss to the Finns. The loss sends the Danes into a Group B showdown on Monday with the Czech Republic that will likely decide which country will avoid the relegation round. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Bellows, USA display offensive firepower in win over Latvia

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Bellows, USA display offensive firepower in win over Latvia

Photo: Team USA forward and 2016 prospect Kieffer Bellows competed for the U.S. NTDP squad in 2015-16 after winning a Clark Cup championship in the USHL with the Sioux Falls Stampede in 2015 (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

While Team USA could have taken their opponent, Team Latvia, lightly, they instead put on a consistent and impressive offensive display in a 12-1 win over Latvia on Sunday night at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. Read more »

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