2016 IIHF World Championship: Reway a leader on Slovakia squad that features younger talent

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Martin Reway - Sparta Prague - Champions Hockey League

Photo: Team Slovakia forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Martin Reway began the 2015-16 season with HC Sparta Prague, then switched to Switzerland’s NLA where he competed for Fribourg-Gotteron (courtesy of Sparta Prague/Champions Hockey League via Getty Images)

Martin Reway was a standout for the Slovak national U18 and U20 teams, scoring at well over a point per game at World Championships in both of those age groups. Now he is playing in his second IIHF World Championship at the senior level and, at just 21 years of age, is already wearing an “A” on his sweater. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Trio at top of draft rankings remains unchanged for ISS, CSS

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Patrik Laine - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Tappara forward and 2016 prospect Patrik Laine has had a memorable 2015-16 season, winning gold at the 2016 World Junior Championship, then winning Finland’s Liiga championship last month, and he is now competing for Finland at the 2016 IIHF World Championship (courtesy of HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The scouting arm of the NHL, NHL Central Scouting (CSS), released their final rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft in April. ISS Hockey (ISS), on the other hand, is still releasing their monthly rankings, with their final ranking yet to come in early June. Read more»

2016 U18 World Championship Preview: Glimpse of a better future for Slovakia team that remain underdogs

by Chapin Landvogt
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Sam Bucek - Chicago Steel

Photo: Team Slovakia forward and 2017 prospect Sam Bucek began the 2015-16 with Nitra MHC but elected to move to North America to play for the Chicago Steel of the USHL (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Slovakia’s entry at last spring’s IIHF U18 World Championship started its tournament off with a bang by defeating Sweden, 3-1, but the tournament went downhill from there. Although a victory over eventually relegated Germany allowed Slovakia to finish the preliminary round with two victories, their playoff performance looked like that of a team that didn’t belong there. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Hronek, Solensky the top prospects competing in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

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Kristian Reichel - Team Czech Republic - 2015 World Junior A Challenge

Photo: HC Litvinov forward and 2016 prospect Kristian Reichel competed for the Czech Republic at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge where he picked up a goal and three points in four games (courtesy of Tim Bates/OJHL Images)

With the regular season for European clubs having wrapped up and the playoffs having begun, a feel for the NHL Draft prospects available this summer has led to a fairly clear ranking for the neighboring countries of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Read more»

2016 NHL Draft: Change at top of March ISS rankings as Nylander arrives among the top prospects

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Alexander Nylander - Mississauga Steelheads - ISS Rankings, March, 2016

Photo: Mississauga Steelheads forward and 2016 prospect Alexander Nylander has a good chance of joining brother William as a top 10 pick in the NHL Draft (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

While the two players ranked at the top of ISS Hockey’s March rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft remain unchanged from last month’s list, there has been somewhat noteworthy movement elsewhere in the top 10 . Read more»

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