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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Shootout win sends Sweden to gold medal game

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Shootout win sends Sweden to gold medal game

Photo: Team Sweden forward and 2016 prospect Tim Wahlgren played for MODO’s SHL squad in 2015-16, picking up a goal and an assist in 10 games in Sweden’s top league (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

In a game that literally became a ‘last shot wins’ scenario, Team Sweden moved on to the gold medal game after taking a 6-5 shootout victory from Canada in the semi-finals of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland’s late power play goal sets up Nordic showdown

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland’s late power play goal sets up Nordic showdown

Photo: Team Finland forward and 2017 prospect Kristian Vesalainen competed for the Frolunda organization in Sweden in 2015-16, including 19 games with the SHL club in which he picked up a goal and an assist (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

The USA might have looked like a favorite to win the gold medal heading into the semi-finals of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, but their opponent in the semi-finals, Team Finland, came out on top in a tightly-contested, 4-2 showdown at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: USA to play for bronze after loss to Finland

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: USA to play for bronze after loss to Finland

Photo: Team USA goaltender and 2016 prospect Joseph Woll will be attending Boston College starting in the Fall of 2016 (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Team USA breezed through the preliminary round of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship with four wins, then won their quarterfinal match against the Czech Republic by an 8-0 count. The stage seemed to be set for the USA to once again play for U18 gold, this time in front of a home crowd in Grand Forks, ND. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: USA’s Keller adding exclamation point to solid campaign

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: USA’s Keller adding exclamation point to solid campaign

Photo: Team USA forward and 2016 prospect Clayton Keller competed for the NTDP squad in the 2015-16 season, posting 13 goals and 37 points in 23 USHL games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

While the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship isn’t quite the NHL Draft preview that it has been in other years, there are some players at the tournament in Grand Forks, ND that have given NHL scouts something to chew on with the tournament and season winding down. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Well-oiled USA machine defeats Czech Republic, faces Finland

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Well-oiled USA machine defeats Czech Republic, faces Finland

Photo: Team USA defenseman and 2016 prospect Adam Fox competed in 25 USHL games for the NTDP squad in 2015-16, scoring five goals and 22 points in those games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Team USA picked up right where they left off in the preliminary round of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, putting forth a steady and relentless attack in their quarterfinal match against the Czech Republic that ended in an 8-0 win for the host country. Read more »

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