2015 All-American Prospects Game Preview: Team Plante, Team Roenick set to display skills to fans, scouts

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Matthew Tkachuk - Team USA

Photo: Forward Matthew Tkachuk of USA Hockey’s NTDP squad will be one of the 42 players competing at the 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, NY (courtesy of John Crouch/Icon Sportswire)

The faces have changed, but the venue remains the same for the 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game as many of the top American-born prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft will go head-to-head at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York this evening. Read more»

Success with Western Michigan, becoming NHL-ready the main goals for Tiffels

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Frederik Tiffels - Team Germany

Photo: Western Michigan University forward and Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Frederik Tiffels has been a fixture on Germany’s national team for the past five seasons (courtesy of Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

A recent staple in international play for Germany, Frederik Tiffels has been playing in North America for several years now, having played three seasons of USHL hockey before beginning his NCAA career. This is a route rarely taken by German hockey players. 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: 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»

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