Belarus teammates Falkovsky, Buinitsky, and Goncharov use World Junior experience as guidepost

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Stepan Falkovsky - Team Belarus - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Belarus defenseman and 2016 prospect Stepan Falkovsky is in his first season of OHL hockey as a member of the Ottawa 67’s (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Coming into the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, Stepan Falkovsky was about the only Belarusian player known to the international ice hockey community as he currently suits up for the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL. There, the 19 year old sports seven goals, 22 points, and a +11 rating in 37 games in his first season of North American play. Despite a 6’7” and 225-pound frame that he doesn’t shy away from using, Falkovsky plays a rangy game and seems very adept at making solid first passes or firing the puck from the point Read more»

2016 WJC Review: Belarus fails to take preliminary round effort into relegation, drops down to D1A

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Ivan Kulbakov and Ilya Sushko - Team Belarus - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Belarus goaltender Ivan Kulbakov received some help from his teammates during the preliminary round of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, but not so much in the relegation round (courtesy of HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

With only two players in the lineup having played in North America, namely team stalwart Stepan Falkovsky of the Ottawa 67’s and Vadim Malinovski of the Okanagan HC Europe, Belarus traveled to Helsinki for the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship with a team relatively unknown to the international ice hockey community. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: CSS, ISS take similar view of top prospects with Matthews at #1

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Auston Matthews - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: ZSC Lions forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews is ranked third in points per game (1.22) in the NLA, where he has scored 20 goals and 33 points in 27 games this season (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

At roughly the halfway point of the 2015-16 hockey season, the picture for the upper portion of the 2016 NHL Draft is becoming a bit clearer, in part due to the recently completed World Junior Championship that took place in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

2016 WJC Review: Hard-working group brings silver medal home to Russia

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Vladislav Kamenev - Team Russia - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Russia captain Vladislav Kamenev provided a mix of leadership and offense at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, finishing the tournament with a goal and six points in seven games (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship was quite successful for the Team Russia as the team headed home with their sixth straight medal, winning a silver medal as they did at last year’s tournament. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Kapanen’s OT goal gives Finland the gold in win over Russia

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Kasperi Kapanen and Joni Tuulola - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland players Kasperi Kapanen and Joni Tuulola (R) along with other Finnish players begin their gold medal celebration after Kapanen’s overtime goal gave Finland the 4-3 win over Russia in the championship game of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

It may have been a nerve-wracking game for the hometown fans to watch, but Team Finland’s 4-3 overtime victory over Russia in the gold medal game at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship will be that much more memorable for all involved after a see-saw third period and sudden-death goal. Read more»

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