(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»

(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»

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