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

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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»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Christian Fischer, Forward, and Troy Terry, Forward, USA

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Christian Fischer - Team USA - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: Team USA forward and 2015 prospect Christian Fischer played for the NTDP squad that competed in the USHL, where he score 15 goals and 30 points in 25 games this season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

In what could be a game that decides which country takes home gold at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, Team USA will faceoff against Team Canada in a semifinal match on Saturday. The U.S. advanced on the strength of a 7-2 win over the Czech Republic, while Canada dispatched Sweden, 5-3, to earn the chance to face the U.S. Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Nick Boka, Defenseman, and Brendan Warren, Forward, USA

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Brenden Warren - Team USA - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: Team USA forward and 2015 prospect Brendan Warren played for the U.S. NTDP’s U18 squad that competed in the USHL, where he scored seven goals and 13 points in 20 games in 2014-15 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team USA has moved on to the semifinals at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship after taking a quarterfinal match from the Czech Republic, 7-2. Fourteen players chipped in on offense for the U.S. in that game, including six players registering two points apiece. Read more»

2015 U18 World Championship: Guryanov’s offensive exploits not enough to help Russia avoid elimination

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Team Russia - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Team Russia won all four of their preliminary round games to finish atop Group A before being eliminated in the playoff round by Switzerland at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship.

Each U18 tournament brings an upset or two, and the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship has been no different. Probably the biggest upset took place in a quarter-final game today, with host country Switzerland eliminating Russia in a shocking 5-0 win. The Swiss had not beaten the Russians at this tournament since 1999, which was the first year for the U18. Read more»

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