(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Maxim Lazarev, Russia

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Max Lazarev - Team Russia - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Russia forward and 2016 prospect Maxim Lazarev is having another productive season in the QMJHL with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, posting 18 goals and 42 points in 30 games so far in 2015-16 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Russia has been nearly perfect at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, with the only “blemish” being a shootout win over the Czech Republic on the opening day of the tournament. They continued their roll through the preliminary round on Day 4 of this WJC, defeating Belarus 4-1 at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Mitch Marner, Canada

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Mitch Marner - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner is currently third in scoring in the OHL with 22 goals and 58 points in 25 games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Few if any teams at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship can ice the depth of talent that Team Canada normally brings to this tournament. This year’s team features a mix of player styles perhaps better suited for the larger ice surfaces in Helsinki, Finland, but Canada has brought along their usual complement of high-end offensive talent. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Brayden Point, Canada

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Mitchell Stephens, Travis Dermott, Travis Konecny, and Roland McKeown - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championship

Photo: Team Canada players Mitchell Stephens, Travis Dermott, Travis Konecny, and Roland McKeown celebrate a goal by teammate Lawson Crouse in Canada’s 6-1 win over Denmark at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Canada bounced back from a tournament-opening loss to the USA to defeat Denmark 6-1 on Day 3 of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. The win keeps Canada in the thick of things in Group A, a group currently led by undefeated Sweden. Read more»

2016 WJC Preview: Many questions to answer for defending champion Canada

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Brayden Point - Team Canada

Photo: Moose Jaw Warriors forward and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Brayden Point will captain Team Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Todd Korol/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

The team representing Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championship (WJC) will arrive as the defending champions. The current group will also be pegged as a pre-tournament favorite. However, the group looks to be in tough to repeat as gold medalists. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Nieves nets a beauty for Wolverines, OHL newbies impress, Draisaitl continues hot play, and more prospect highlights

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Adam Marsh - Saint John Sea Dogs

Photo: Saint John Sea Dogs forward and Detroit Red Wings prospect Adam Marsh has had a productive 2015-16 campaign, posting 13 goals and 24 points in 29 QMJHL games (courtesy of Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

In this weeks Prospect Impressions, “Boo” Nieves goes coast-to-coast and scores a pretty one for the Michigan Wolverines. In the OHL, a pair of 16-year-olds shine, while Saint John Sea Dogs forward Adam Marsh goes between-the-legs in QMJHL action. Leon Draisaitl continues on his torrid scoring pace, re-energizing the Edmonton Oilers lineup on a daily basis. Lastly, a pair of goaltenders from Switzerland make it into this week’s highlights, one of them for a completely unorthodox reason. Read more»

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