Prospect Impressions: Three 2015 top 10 NHL Draft prospects produce highlights, more from domestic and international competition

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Pavel Zacha - Sarnia Sting

Photo: Sarnia Sting forward and 2015 prospect Pavel Zacha appeared in 37 games for the Sting in 2014-15, scoring 16 goals and 34 points on the season (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The Detroit Red Wings have another seventh round pick setting records in the SHL while producing in critical situations. The OHL playoffs continue as the Oshawa Generals turn to their 6’6″ power forward to help eliminate a rival team, while another OHL veteran heads off to the AHL and immediately makes an impact. Staying with the OHL, the Erie Otters top tandem strikes again, eliminating the London Knights in fine fashion. Also in this week’s Prospect Impressions, highlight-reel goals from the USHL and U18 World Championship are worth a watch, as is a fantastic save from the QMJHL. Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Jeremy Bracco, USA

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Jeremy Bracco - U.S. NTDP

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2015 prospect Jeremy Bracco appeared in 24 games for the U18’s USHL squad, scoring 14 goals and 32 points in 2014-15 (courtesy of Tom Sorensen)

The preliminary round at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship has wrapped up, and the quarter-final matchups have been set. Team USA finished second in Group A and will be facing off against the Czech Republic on Thursday in Lucerne, Switzerland. Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Casey Fitzgerald, USA

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Casey Fitzgerald - U.S. NTDP

Photo: U.S. NTDP defenseman and 2015 prospect Casey Fitzgerald competed for the NTDP’s U18 squad competing in the USHL, where he scored three goals and eight points in 22 games this season (courtesy of Tom Sorensen)

Team USA won three of their four games in the preliminary round of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, but it wasn’t enough to land the top spot in Group A as Russia went undefeated in preliminary round action. As a result, the U.S. will head to a quarter-final matchup against the Czech Republic. Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Jack Roslovic, USA

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Jack Roslovic - U.S. NTDP

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2015 prospect Jack Roslovic competed for the U18 squad in the USHL this season, scoring 11 goals and 38 points in 25 games (courtesy of Tom Sorensen)

Team USA had a mostly successful run through the preliminary round of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, winning three of their four contests while outscoring their opponents, 30 goals to 8. The one blemish on the USA’s record is their opening 3-1 loss to Russia, the team they are presently tied with at the top of Group A (pending the result of Russia’s game vs. Sweden). Read more»

(Video) 2015 U18 World Championship: Vili Saarijarvi, Finland

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Vili Saarijarvi - Team Finland - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Finland defenseman Vili Saarijarvi played for the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers in 2014-15 season, scoring six goals and 23 points in 57 games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Finland has had a successful start to the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship taking place in Zug and Lucerne, Switzerland. The Finns have won their first three games of the tournament, and are currently tied with Canada for the top spot in Group B. The two countries will square off Tuesday to determine which one will enter the playoff round as that group’s top squad. Read more»

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