Guentzel, Archibald key contributors for Mavericks in 2013-14

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Jake Guentzel - Team USA

Photo: Univeristy of Nebraska-Omaha forward and Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Jake Guentzel, shown here taking part in USA Hockey’s National Junior Evaluation Camp back in August, has made a quick adjustment to NCAA hockey as he has been one of the top rookies in Division I college hockey so far this season (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

At the start of the NCAA collegiate hockey season, two Pittsburgh Penguins draft picks began the next step of their respective hockey journeys together when Nebraska-Omaha traveled to Marquette, MI to face Northern Michigan.

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Spitfires’ trades provide leadership opportunity for Vail

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Brady Vail - Windsor Spitfires

Photo: Windsor Spitfires forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Brady Vail has been scoring at a better than point-per-game average so far in in the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

For Montreal Canadiens prospect Brady Vail, working on his future team’s goals, has meshed perfectly with the needs of his present squad. But after a major trade in the OHL, Vail said he believes that his role on the Windsor Spitfires may have to change.

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Clarke shaking off the rust in return to Battalion lineup

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Blake Clarke - North Bay Battalion

Photo: North Bay Battalion forward and 2014 prospect Blake Clarke is returning to the Battalion lineup after an injury at the 2013 All-American Prospects Game (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

Now that his shoulder is a self-professed 100 per cent, North Bay Battalion forward Blake Clarke is ready to press it firmly to the grindstone — the first step in forging what he hopes will be a successful NHL career that starts with a first-round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft.

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Boeser, Ruggiero gain invaluable experience playing for Team USA at 5 Nations

by Chapin Landvogt
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Brock Boeser - Burnsville High School

Photo: Burnsville (MN) High School forward Brock Boeser (12) has committed to the University of Wisconsin beginning in 2015 (courtesy of MN Hockey Hub/Brian Nelson)

This summer, a number of young players from across the United States were selected to play for the US at the relatively unknown 5 Nations Tournament, a contest for various U17 teams held in Slovakia. The competition consisted of the opponents Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic and play was conducted in a simple round robin format.

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Lure of OHL, shot at Memorial Cup too tempting for McCarron to pass up

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Mike McCarron - Team USA

Photo: London Knights forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Mike McCarron spent two years in the U.S. NTDP before choosing to play in the OHL (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

 

With the 25th pick in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft, the Montreal Canadiens hope they’ve found a big piece of their future. But in the meantime, said big piece will play a big role in the Memorial Cup aspirations of the tournament host London Knights.

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