(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»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Sam Steel, Canada

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Sam Steel - Canada Black

Photo: Regina Pats forward Sam Steel is another product of the Sherwood Park (AB) program that has produced a few recent NHL prospects (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Team Canada lit the lamp in the final game of the preliminary round at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, posting a 9-2 win over Switzerland to finish a perfect 3-0 heading into their semi-final match against Russia. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Tournament: Brett Howden, Canada

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Brett Howden - Team Canada - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Moose Jaw Warriors forward Brett Howden competed for Canada at the U18 World Championship in April, posting three points in three games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

So far, so good for Team Canada in their quest to win an eighth straight gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The Canadians made a 3-0 run through the opening round of the 2015 edition of this event, and will now face Russia on Friday for the right to compete for gold on Saturday. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Juuso Valimaki, Finland

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Juuso Valimaki - Team Finland - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team Finland defenseman Juuso Valimaki played for Ilves’ U20 Junior A team in 2014-15, scoring five goals and 20 points in 44 games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Finland got off to a fine start at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, defeating the U.S. by a 5-1 score. The Finns continued their winning ways on Day 2 of the tournament, defeating Slovakia by a 4-2 score. Read more»

2015 Ivan Hlinka Preview: Canada looks to continue domination of season’s first draft prospect showcase

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Tyler Benson - Team Canada

Photo: Team Canada forward Tyler Benson will have the role of an alternate captain at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, as he did for the Canada Black squad at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

By June of 2016, a large number of the young men who will be participating in this week’s Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia will be the focus next year’s NHL Draft. The historical tournament will feature what are nominally considered the world’s eight best ice hockey nations divided into the following two groups: Read more»

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