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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Impressive offensive attack, stingy defense carry USA through preliminary round

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Impressive offensive attack, stingy defense carry USA through preliminary round

Photo: Team USA forward and 2016 prospect Trent Frederic competed for the U.S. National Team Development Program squad this season, posting four goals and 14 points in 23 USHL games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

The country that has won six of the last seven IIHF U18 World Championship tournaments looks very much the favorite to win their third gold in a row and seventh in eight years as Team USA completed an unbeaten preliminary round at the 2016 edition of this event after defeating Switzerland by a 4-0 score. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Switzerland to face Canada in quarterfinals after loss to USA

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Switzerland to face Canada in quarterfinals after loss to USA

Photo: Team Switzerland forward and 2017 prospect Nico Hischier saw his first National League A action with SC Bern this season, posting a goal in 15 games in the top Swiss league (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

The main goal for Team Switzerland heading into the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship was to gain a berth in the quarterfinals. That mission was accomplished by virtue of points earned in an overtime win and overtime loss, so now the goal is to earn a berth in the medal round, a tall order given that their quarterfinal opponent will be Canada. Read more »

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: High-scoring USA takes Group A crown

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(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: High-scoring USA takes Group A crown

Photo: Team USA defenseman and 2016 prospect Ryan Lindgren competed for the U.S. National Team Development Program this season, scoring four goals and 12 points in 25 USHL games (courtesy of Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Team USA turned in an impressive preliminary round performance at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, sweeping their four games while posting 30 goals in those games, 11 more than the runner-up in that category, Canada. Read more »

(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 »

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