(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Kailer Yamamoto, USA

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Kailer Yamamoto - Team USA - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team USA forward competed for the Los Angeles Junior Kings’ U16 squad before joining the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL for the 2014-15 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

After dropping their first two games at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Team USA posted a 7-3 win over Slovakia to close out the preliminary round and head into the playoff round on a high note. Unfortunately, the playoff battle will be for the right to finish fifth and out of the money, an outcome the U.S. was surely hoping to avoid. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Andrew Peeke, USA

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Andrew Peeke - Team USA - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team USA defenseman Andrew Peeke competed for the Selects Hockey Academy’s U18 squad in 2014-15, and will be moving on to the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers for the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

After struggling for the first two games at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Team USA finally broke out of their offensive funk in the third game, posting a 7-3 win over Slovakia on Wednesday. The win will place the U.S. in the game that decides fifth place at this tournament, probably not what the team was hoping for heading into the event. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Ben Lown, USA

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Ben Lown - Team USA - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team USA forward Ben Lown is a product of the Shattuck St. Mary’s program in Minnesota that has had several graduates eventually move on to the NHL (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

It has been a tough start for Team USA at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The goals have been few while the penalty minutes have been plentiful, which is rarely a recipe for success at any level. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Ben Gleason, USA

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Photo: Team USA defenseman Ben Gleason played his first season of OHL hockey in 2014-15, posting five assists in 41 games for the London Knights (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

With two losses in their first two games, Team USA has had an Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament to forget so far. The U.S. squad has been outscored 10-3 in their two contests, with five power play goals against included in their goals-against total. Read more»

(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»

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