(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»

2015 U18 World Championship Preview: For the USA, no goal but gold

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Auston Matthews - Team USA

Photo: U.S. NTDP forward and 2016 prospect Auston Matthews will lead the way for Team USA at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

When it comes to USA Hockey’s U18 team, coming off gold in Belarus, gold in Germany, gold in the Czech Republic, silver in Russia and then gold again in Finland, there is little the program accepts other than excellence at the U18 level. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: CHL, USHL playoffs continue as top NHL prospects go head-to-head

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Tobias Lindberg - Oshawa Generals; Josh Ho-Sang - Niagara IceDogs - Prospect Impressions: CHL, USHL playoffs continue as top prospects go head-to-head

Photo: Oshawa Generals forward and Ottawa Senators prospect Tobias Lindberg and Niagara IceDogs forward and New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang go head-to-head in OHL playoff action this weekend (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

The CHL playoffs continue this weekend, with second round action on tap. In the OHL, an import forward and one of the most dynamic players in the league go head-to-head. The QMJHL matchup features two international players with rare hockey backgrounds in an interesting look at teams putting the pieces together. Meanwhile, in the WHL, a slumping power forward is hoping to put a few past an underrated goaltender playing behind a powerful offense. Finally, the USHL playoffs continue as two rivals an interstate apart clash for the first time in four years. Read more»

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