Although Russia suffered just one overtime loss in the preliminary round of the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship, their eight points only tied them for second with Sweden in Group A, two points behind Canada.
The preliminary round of the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship is over and the playoff match-ups are set. Despite the odd surprise performances to start off the tournament, the teams have finished off group play in a manner conducive with most expectations coming in. Take a look at who’s up against whom in the playoffs and who you should expect to move on to the next round.
After last year's disappointing results, a fourth place finish on home soil, Team Russia will present itself at the U18 World Championship with a good roster that includes many players competing in Canada's major junior leagues. The roster also features a good selection of players playing in Russia, some of them with KHL experience.
Boston College forward and Calgary Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau is the Hockey's Future Prospect of the Month for March. The player known as "Johnny Hockey" was a standout last month, managing six goals and eight assists through six games, including a six-point night against the University of Denver on March 29th.
- Blues Acquire Abeltshauser from Sharks
- Confirmed Trade with Link: [SJS/STL] Konrad Abeltshauser for a 2016 conditional 7th round pick
- Confirmed with Link: Konrad Abeltshauser to the Blues for conditional 7th in 2016.
- Confirmed with Link: Abeltshauser to STL for pick
- Value of: Jack Johnson to BUF
- Confirmed with Link: canes qualify 4 players (boychuk, shugg, sutter, rissannen)