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Video: 2013 World Junior Championship – Frederik Tiffels, Germany

by Chapin Landvogt
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Fredrik Tiffels - Muskegon Lumberjacks

Photo: Muskegon Lumberjacks forward Fredrik Tiffels is competing for Germany at the 2013 WJC, but he and his German teammates have had a tough time so far in that tournament (courtesy of Ellen DeLuca)

Coming into the 2013 World Junior Championship, Team Germany knew that they would have their work cut out for them given their placement in a group that included Canada, Russia, and the USA.  And the apprehension surrounding that placement appears to have been justified as the Germans have been outscored by those three opponents by a combined 24-3 in the first three games of the tournament.

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Video: 2013 World Junior Championship – Nathan MacKinnon, Canada

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Nathan MacKinnon - Halifax Mooseheads

Photo: Halifax Mooseheads forward and top 2013 prospect Nathan MacKinnon has had to adjust to less ice time than he is used to while competing at the 2013 WJC (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Although Team Canada has been piling up the goals so far at the 2013 World Junior Championship, top 2013 prospect Nathan MacKinnon has been relatively quiet on the scoresheet.

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Dikushin, Tiffels part of growing global presence in USHL

by Tom Schreier
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Grigory Dikushin - Green Bay Gamblers

Photo: Green Bay Gamblers forward Grigory Dikushin (#97) is competing in his second USHL season after coming over from Russia for the 2011-12 season (courtesy of Rick Schaffer)

In 2011, the USHL increased the amount of foreign players each club could carry from two to four. As a result, many teams have put more emphasis on global scouting in order to recruit European skaters that will improve their teams. But, while many of the foreign players in the USHL are from Canada, two teams are reaping the benefits of their global outreach and, in turn, have improved the league’s brand among the global hockey community.

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Saints Soucy, Morris hoping to carry on Spruce Grove tradition

by Chris Roberts
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Carson Soucy - Spruce Grove Saints

Photo: Spruce Grove Saints defenseman Carson Soucy (R) is a 2013 prospect from the AJHL who is on the radar of NHL scouts (courtesy of Gord Montgomery Spruce Grove Examiner/Sun Media)

The AJHL's Spruce Grove Saints have produced a plethora of well-known NHL players. Starting with Mark Messier, who played for the team when they were known as the Mets in 1976-77, the organization has continued to develop quality players – Stu Barnes, Mike Comrie and Steven Reinprecht to name a few.

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MacKinnon, Jones hold down top two spots in the ISS December prospect rankings

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Sean Monahan - Ottawa 67's

Photo: Ottawa 67's forward Sean Monahan has been a bright spot in what has otherwise been a tough season for the 67's franchise (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

It isn't a major surprise that 2013 NHL Draft prospects Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones have been named captains of the two squads of draft hopefuls taking part in the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. The two players hold the #1 and #2 positions in the December rankings released by International Scouting Services, as they have for each of the rankings reports released this season by ISS.

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