(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Casey Mittelstadt, USA

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Casey Mittelstadt - Team USA - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Eden Prairie High School forward Casey Mittelstadt produced 22 goals and 47 points in 25 games in the 2014-15 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Day 1 of the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament was not a memorable one for Team USA, and Day 2 wasn’t a great improvement. After dropping a 5-1 decision to Finland on the first day of the tournament, the U.S. then lost 5-2 to Russia, a loss that could leave them on the outside looking in when it comes to earning a medal. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: William Knierim, USA

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William Knierim - Team USA - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team USA forward William Knierim played for the Chicago Mission program before joining the Dubuque Fignting Saints of the USHL in 2014-15 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Although Team USA has medaled many times at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, they have taken gold just once in a tournament dominated by the Canadians. The Americans were hoping to take a shot a gold at the 2015 edition of this event, but got off to a slow start in dropping a 5-1 decision to Finland on Day 1. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Dayton Rasmussen, USA

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Dayton Rasmussen - Team USA - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team USA goaltender is slated to compete for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL for the next two seasons before moving on to the University of Denver in 2017-18 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team USA stumbled out of the gate at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, dropping a 5-1 decision to the country that they had defeated to win gold four short months ago at the U18 World Championship, Finland. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Aapeli Rasanen, Finland

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Aapeli Rasanen - Team Finland

Photo: Tappara forward Aapeli Rasanen captained Finland’s entry at last year’s World U-17 Hockey Challenge (courtesy of Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

When last the two countries met in a high level junior competition, Team USA defeated Team Finland in overtime by a 2-1 score to win the gold medal at the 2015 U18 World Championship. Roughly four months later, Finland was able to exact a bit of revenge for that loss by defeating the USA by a 5-1 score on the first day of the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Read more»

2015 Ivan Hlinka Preview: Canada looks to continue domination of season’s first draft prospect showcase

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Tyler Benson - Team Canada

Photo: Team Canada forward Tyler Benson will have the role of an alternate captain at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, as he did for the Canada Black squad at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

By June of 2016, a large number of the young men who will be participating in this week’s Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia will be the focus next year’s NHL Draft. The historical tournament will feature what are nominally considered the world’s eight best ice hockey nations divided into the following two groups: Read more»

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