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(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Joe Masonius, Defenseman, and Mike Floodstrand, Forward, USA

by Chapin Landvogt
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Mike Floodstrand - Team USA - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2015 prospect Michael Floodstrand was invited along with NTDP defenseman Joe Masonius to take part in the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in January (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

North American rivals Canada and the USA squared off in a semifinal match at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in what was viewed by some as the gold medal matchup. If indeed this was the case, then Team USA should feel very good about their chances in Sunday’s true gold medal game after posting a convincing 7-2 win over Team Canada. Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Thomas Chabot, Defenseman, and Jansen Harkins, Forward, Canada

by Chapin Landvogt
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Thomas Chabot - Team Canada - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Canada defenseman and 2015 prospect Thomas Chabot had a strong 2014-15 season for the Saint John Sea Dogs, scoring 12 goals and 41 points in 66 games for the Sea Dogs (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Canada entered their semifinal game against Team USA at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship with an opportunity to advance to the gold medal game for the second time in three years. That opportunity has passed them by, however, as the U.S. broke open what had been a tight contest with five third period goals to defeat Canada, 7-2. Read more»

Minnesota Wild prospects found success through struggles

by Peter Prohaska
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Photo: Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba graduated as a prospect this season (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

Photo: Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba graduated as a prospect this season and has played a big role in his team’s success thus far (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

This has not been a great year of the prospect for the Minnesota Wild. The team arrived at a point in its process where it became ready to compete for the Stanley Cup. This has been somewhat to the detriment of its prospect pool, although any fan will take the tradeoff. Nonetheless, Hockey’s Future makes an annual tradition of handing out some imaginary hardware to players who stood out during the course of their seasons.

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(Podcast) 2015 U18 World Championship: Preview of Canada vs. USA, Finland vs. Switzerland

by Chapin Landvogt
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2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship - Bossard Arena, Zug, Switzerland

Photo: Brassard Arena in Zug, Switzerland is the site of the two semifinal games for the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. The first game features Canada vs. the USA, and the second has Finland facing off against Switzerland (courtesy of Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)

The field has been whittled down to four countries at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. The teams still standing – Canada, the United States, Finland and host Switzerland – will take the ice on Saturday in the two semifinal games taking place at Bossard Arena in Zug, Switzerland. Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Sami Tavernier, Finland

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Sami Tavernier - Team Finland - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Finland forward and 2015 prospect Sami Tavernier competed for HIFK’s U20 squad this season, scoring seven goals and 27 points in 45 games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Finland has moved on to a semifinal showdown with host Switzerland at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. The Finns advanced after shutting out Slovakia, 3-0, while the Swiss blanked the Russians, 5-0, to earn a shot at a medal. The two countries will faceoff on Saturday in Zug, Switzerland. Read more»

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