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Another Win For Team USA At The World Championship

HERNING, Denmark - Keith Kinkaid (Farmingville, N.Y.) made 20 saves and three U.S. players recorded a goal and an assist as the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team earned a 4-0 victory over Denmark here tonight in its second preliminary round game of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship.

“I thought the crowd was tremendous and rewarded by a hard-fought game by both teams,” said Jeff Blashill, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team. “As a team, we’ve really enjoyed our time here so far and credit to the Danish Federation and the city of Herning for all their hard work. We’ll enjoy a day off tomorrow as we turn our attention to Monday’s game against Germany.”

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USA Defeats Canada In World Championship Preliminary Game

HERNING, Denmark -- Cam Atkinson (Riverside, Conn.) scored both goals in the shootout and Dylan Larkin (Waterford, Mich.) scored twice in regulation as the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team earned a 5-4 shootout victory over Canada here tonight in its first preliminary game of the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship.

"This was a great way to kick off the tournament," said Jeff Blashill, head coach of the 2018 U.S. Men's National Team. "We started a little slow, but I think once we got our feet under us we proved we could compete. There were some great performances by our guys tonight and we'll look to build on this as we move forward."

Anders Lee (Edina, Minn.) and Johnny Gaudreau (Salem, N.J.) also scored for Team USA.

Keith Kinkaid (Farmingville, N.Y.) made 40 saves on 44 shots in the victory.

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IIHF Hands Out Suspensions To Team Sweden Due To Actions At World Junior Championship

from Adam Steiss of IIHF.com,

The IIHF Disciplinary Board has handed down multiple suspensions to both players and coaches of the Swedish National Junior team for their conduct during the medal ceremony of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, USA....

In addition to the player suspensions, The Disciplinary Board has also suspended three members of the coaching staff....

The violations occurred during the closing ceremony of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship on 5 January 2018, in Buffalo, USA. 

In the case of the players, immediately after the silver medal was placed around their necks and while still on the ice, all four players took the medals off and kept them in their hands for the remaining ceremony. Lias Andersson, who had been warned by the Co-Chairman of the championship not to take off the medal when he placed the medal around his neck, nevertheless took it off and tossed it into the stands.

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NHL Network Will Televise All Team USA Games From The World Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey announced today that all Team USA games of the 2018 IIHF Men's World Championship will be televised live on NHL Network, the exclusive U.S. rightsholder for the tournament.

The 2018 IIHF Men's World Championship is set for May 4-20 in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark. Team USA is in Group B with Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway and South Korea, and will play its preliminary round games at Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning, Denmark. Group A, which includes Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland, will contest its preliminary round games at Royal Arena in Copenhagen.

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Your Initial Team USA Roster For The World Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today its initial roster for the 2018 IIHF Men's World Championship. The 23 players named to the U.S. Men's National Team will represent the United States from May 4-20 in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark.

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NHL Draft Rankings Before The Lottery

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

Dahlin was the unanimous choice of TSN’s panel of 10 NHL scouts in the preseason rankings in September, as he was in the mid-season rankings in late January and now yet again in the Draft Lottery Edition Top 15 rankings that have been compiled specifically in honour of Saturday’s lottery. There is no reason to believe he won’t be No. 1 on TSN’s final rankings, which are released the week prior to the draft.

In fact, the Big Four in this year’s draft — Dahlin, Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov, Czech winger Filip Zadina and American winger Brady Tkachuk — hold down the same spots as they did at mid-season.

Svechnikov is No. 2, Zadina No. 3 and Tkachuk No. 4.

While there was technically no change at the top of the rankings, there have been some subtle shifts worth noting.

If anything, Barrie Colt winger Svechnikov seems to have solidified his position as the consensus No. 2 pick in the draft.

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It Appears Patrick Roy Is Returning To The Quebec Remparts

from the CP at TSN,

The Quebec Remparts have called a news conference on Thursday amid speculation that goaltending great Patrick Roy will return to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League club.

Roy acted as part-owner, coach and general manager of the Remparts from 2005 to 2013, winning a Memorial Cup in 2006. He has been out of hockey since acting as coach and vice-president of hockey operations for the Colorado Avalanche from 2013 to 2016.

Talk of the 52-year-old Roy returning to the Remparts began two weeks ago when Philippe Boucher resigned as coach and GM. Roy has since been spotted at QMJHL playoff games.

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America’s Emerging Phenom: Jack Hughes Is Tipped To Be Future NHL Star

"Avalanche vs Maple Leafs" (CC BY 2.0) by halseike

By Mike,

Jack Hughes, the 16-year-old from Orlando, Fla., is odds-on favorite to be picked number one overall in the 2019 NHL draft. The teenager possesses a rare combination of skills that include a gritty determination and exciting dynamism on the ice. His game is already so well-developed he’s head and shoulders above everyone else when it comes to 2019 NHL draft predictions.

Those who have seen him play recognize great skating ability and fast hands as well as a maturity beyond his years. In fact, he has a genuine skill at reading the game; his “hockey mind” ingrained courtesy of growing up within a family who all adore the spor

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Under-18 Men’s World Championship Coverage Of Team USA Starts This Morning On The NHL Network

via a press release on April 6th

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today that NHL Network will televise live every Team USA matchup at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men's World Championship that begins Thursday, April 19, in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia. NHL Network is the exclusive U.S. TV home for the entire IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship.

The tournament, which runs through April 29, features 10 nations. Team USA, which has earned gold in seven of the last nine world championships (2009, 20010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), opens play against Canada on Thursday (April 19) at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The live schedule of Team USA matchups scheduled to air on NHL Network are as follows:

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2018 Final Draft Rankings Released By NHL Central Scouting

TORONTO (April 16, 2018) – Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin of Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League and right wing Andrei Svechnikov of the Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts maintained their No. 1 ranking among International and North American Skaters, respectively, as the NHL Central Scouting Bureau today released its final rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft.

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