(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Roland McKeown, Canada

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Mitchell Stephens - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward Mitchell Stephens moves in to score Canada’s first goal in their 5-2 loss to Sweden at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Canada ran the table on the way to gold at last year’s World Juniors, but their path to a U20 title will be a little trickier at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Canadians competed in the tough Group A that also included Sweden and the USA, with Canada losing to both of those hockey powers in the preliminary round in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Tomas Soustal, Czech Republic

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Jakub Zboril, Michael Spacek, and David Pastrnak - Team Czech Republic - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Czech Republic players Jakub Zboril, Michael Spacek, and David Pastrnak celebrate a third period goal by Spacek in their loss to Finland at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Czech Republic has shown themselves to be a strong opponent in their four preliminary round games at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. They gave the high-powered squad from Finland all they could handle in their New Year’s Eve showdown, but ultimately fell to the Finns by a 5-4 score. The loss sends the Czechs into a quarterfinal matchup with the USA. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Joe Hicketts and Travis Sanheim, Canada

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Travis Sanheim - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada defenseman and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Travis Sanheim is having another good offensive season with the Calgary Hitmen, posting eight goals and 31 points in 24 games in the 2015-16 WHL campaign (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Team Canada earned a hard-fought win over a pesky squad from Switzerland that was desperate to earn a win after having dropped their first two games of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Tournament. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Dylan Strome, Canada

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Thomas Chabot, Dylan Strome, and Jake Virtanen - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada players Thomas Chabot (L), Dylan Strome (C), and Jake Virtanen (R) celebrate Strome’s first period goal against Switzerland in Canada’s 3-2 shootout win over the Swiss at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy of HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

After splitting their first two games of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, Team Canada was given a good scare by Switzerland on Day 4 of the tournament, with the Swiss taking Canada to a shootout before captain Brayden Point (TBL) and Mathew Barzal (NYI) netted shootout markers to give Canada the win. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Mitch Marner, Canada

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Mitch Marner - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner is currently third in scoring in the OHL with 22 goals and 58 points in 25 games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt)

Few if any teams at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship can ice the depth of talent that Team Canada normally brings to this tournament. This year’s team features a mix of player styles perhaps better suited for the larger ice surfaces in Helsinki, Finland, but Canada has brought along their usual complement of high-end offensive talent. Read more»

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