(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland comes up short in Group B showdown with Canada

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Otto Somppi - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship

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»

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Canada holds off hard-working Slovakia squad

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Brett Howden - Moose Jaw Warriors

Photo: Team Canada forward and 2016 prospect Brett Howden scored 24 goals and 64 points in 68 regular season games for the Moose Jaw Warriors in 2015-16, then added 15 points in 10 playoff games (courtesy of Ben Nelms/Getty Images)

Team Canada faced off against a pesky Slovakia squad that kept the game interesting until the end, with Canada coming away with a 3-1 win to maintain their unbeaten status at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, ND. Read more»

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Shaw provides mix of offense, grit for Canada

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Mason Shaw - Medicine Hat Tigers

Photo: Medicine Hat Tigers forward and 2017 prospect Mason Shaw had a productive season for the rebuilding Tigers, scoring 17 goals and 60 points in 67 games (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

Canada posted their second win of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, although it didn’t come as easily as their first win on Friday night. The Czech Republic provided the opposition on Saturday, and, after Canada took a 3-0 lead, the Czechs gave the Canadians all they could handle before finally bowing, 3-1. Read more»

2016 U18 World Championship Preview: Canada looks to improve on bronze showing in 2015

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Jakob Chychrun - Sarnia Sting

Photo: Sarnia Sting defenseman and 2016 prospect Jakob Chychrun had a productive 2015-16 season, posting 11 goals and 49 points in 62 games (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

While disappointment at the club level is a reality for many of those named to Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team pre-competition camp in Winnipeg, the opportunity to wear a Team Canada jersey at the 2016 IIHF U18 Championship should soothe some of the ache. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Sundqvist’s first, plus goals scored between-the-legs and tic-tac-toe style, McCauley’s dramatic goal call

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Oskar Sundqvist - Pittsburgh Penguins

Photo: Pittsburgh Penguins rookie forward Oskar Sundqvist celebrates his first NHL goal in a win over the New York Islanders at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

He is certainly not complaining, but Oskar Sundqvist scored the first goal of his NHL career and an unlikely source assisted on it. Also featured are two goals scored tie-tac-toe style, and a pair of between-the-legs efforts that are just too good to be true. Plenty more assists, goals, and Wes McCauley’s dramatic goal decision encapsulate a fantastic edition of Prospect Impressions. Read more»

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