(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Michael McLeod, Canada

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Jordan Kyrou and Michael McLeod - Team Canada - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team Canada forwards Jordan Kyrou (L) and Michael McLeod pose with the trophy after Canada won the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup by a 7-3 score over Sweden (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

A big opening period for Team Canada was all they needed to secure their eighth consecutive gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The Canadians pumped four goals past Sweden’s starting goaltender, Filip Gustavsson, in the opening frame, then opened that lead up to 6-1 after two periods before winning the 2015 championship game by a 7-3 score. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Pierre-Luc Dubois, Canada

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Photo: Team Canada poses for the traditional team shot after they defeated Sweden 7-3 to win the gold medal game at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

If it’s early August, it must mean another golden moment for Team Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The Canadians rode a four-goal first period to a 7-3 win over Sweden at the 2015 edition of this U18 tournament, their eighth consecutive gold medal at this event. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Nolan Patrick, Canada

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Photo: Team Canada forward Nolan Patrick won the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as the WHL’s Rookie of the Year in the 2015-15 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Canada made a 3-0 run through the opening round of the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament to secure today’s semifinal showdown with Russia. The Canadians have put forth a mostly balanced attack in this year’s tournament, with no one player being the go-to person when a game is on the line. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Kale Clague, Canada

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Kale Clague - Canada Black

Photo: Brandon Wheat Kings defenseman Kale Clague wore the captain’s “C” for Canada Black at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

A balanced offensive attack combined with solid defensive play has propelled Team Canada to the semi-finals of the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The Canadians will now meet up with a country whom they normally cross paths with as the games become more important, their rivals from Russia. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Kailer Yamamoto, USA

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Kailer Yamamoto - Team USA - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team USA forward competed for the Los Angeles Junior Kings’ U16 squad before joining the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL for the 2014-15 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

After dropping their first two games at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Team USA posted a 7-3 win over Slovakia to close out the preliminary round and head into the playoff round on a high note. Unfortunately, the playoff battle will be for the right to finish fifth and out of the money, an outcome the U.S. was surely hoping to avoid. Read more»

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