(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: USA’s Keller adding exclamation point to solid campaign

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Clayton Keller - Team USA - 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship

Photo: Team USA forward and 2016 prospect Clayton Keller competed for the NTDP squad in the 2015-16 season, posting 13 goals and 37 points in 23 USHL games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

 

While the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship isn’t quite the NHL Draft preview that it has been in other years, there are some players at the tournament in Grand Forks, ND that have given NHL scouts something to chew on with the tournament and season winding down. Read more»

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Well-oiled USA machine defeats Czech Republic, faces Finland

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Adam Fox - Team USA - 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship

Photo: Team USA defenseman and 2016 prospect Adam Fox competed in 25 USHL games for the NTDP squad in 2015-16, scoring five goals and 22 points in those games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

 

Team USA picked up right where they left off in the preliminary round of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship, putting forth a steady and relentless attack in their quarterfinal match against the Czech Republic that ended in an 8-0 win for the host country. Read more»

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Canada rolls over Switzerland to advance to semi-finals

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Cameron Morrison - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward and 2016 prospect Cameron Morrison competed for the Youngstown Phantoms in 2015-16, scoring 34 goals and 66 points in 60 USHL games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

 

A game that was fairly close after one period of play turned into an eight-goal margin of victory for Team Canada as they downed Switzerland by a 9-1 score in the quaterfinals of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, ND. Read more»

(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Finland’s Tolvanen giving a preview of things to come in 2017

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Eeli Tolvanen - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Finland forward and 2017 prospect Eeli Tolvanen competed for the Sioux City Musketeers in 2015-16, scoring 17 goals and 38 points in 49 USHL games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

 

Team Finland has scored 17 goals so far at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. Forward Eeli Tolvanen (Sioux City – USHL) has netted six of those goals, with three of those goals coming in his country’s 4-3 quaterfinal win over Russia. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Athanasiou, Parayko, Larkin notch playoff firsts, Mason’s gaffe, Skelleftea’s creative routine

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Nikita Popugaev - Moose Jaw Warriors

Photo: Moose Jaw Warriors forward and 2017 prospect Nikita Popugaev (#71) finished ninth in rookie scoring in the WHL this season, posting 16 goals and 47 points in 70 games (courtesy of Derek Leung/Getty Images)

 

 

In this week’s Prospect Impressions, a trio of rookies notched their first NHL playoff goals this week, continuing to contribute right where they left off from the regular season. Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason is going to want a half-ice deflection back, and his teammate might want to join him in hiding for a pretty funny reason. There are a number of draft-eligible forwards who created some fantastic highlights this week, and a must-see, pregame presentation from Europe that unites the worlds of hockey and video games. Read more»

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