Vesalainen named MVP

Three Americans named to all-star team

Ivan Chekhovich (RUS) joins USA and FIN players on all-star team.

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Americans re-claim gold

Finland couldn't capitalize on PP, loses 4-2

The U.S. National Team Development Program produced another emphatic victory tonight in Poprad, knocking off last year's gold medallists, 4-2.

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Russians take bronze, 3-0

Misfiring Swedes can't capitalize on chances

Sweden had the better of play, created more scoring chances, and had the puck more, but Russia scored the goals, taking the bronze with a 3-0 win over Sweden.

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Belarus wins decisive Game 3

Latvia relegated, Belarus stays in top division

Defenceman Artyom Borshyov assisted on two goals as Belarus beat Latvia 3-1 in the third and deciding game of the relegation series.

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U.S. going for gold

Dhooghe scores in OT for 4-3 win over Sweden

The Americans will be trying to win their seventh gold at the U18 in the last nine years after beating Sweden for the 13th time in 15 all-time meetings.

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Finns win semi 2-1 in OT

Utunen’s winner sends Finns to final, Russia to bronze

Toni Utunen’s one-time blast from the point gave Finland a 2-1 overtime win in the semi-final against Russia. They go to the final for the third straight year.

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Win with U18 hockey trivia

Ten questions, three great prizes

How well do you know your U18 hockey history? See if you deserve a gold medal by doing the following quiz with 10 trivia questions.

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Latvians avoid relegation

Egle’s 3 points evens series with Belarus

Verners Egle’s second goal and third point of the game with 4:53 left in regulation time gave Latvia the win, and saved them from relegation - for now

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USA survives Swiss scare

Two late goals give Americans 4-2 quarter-final win

Josh Norris and Jacob Tortora scored 27 seconds apart late in the third period to break a 2-2 deadlock and give Team USA a 4-2 victory over Switzerland.

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Slepets scores in OT

Russia wins, 3-2, but Slovak fans the real story

Slovakian president Andrej Kiska was among the throng of 4,496 spectators who witnessed a thrilling quarter-finals game, won in overtime by Russia, 3-2.

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Swedes down Canada 7-3

Sweden moves on to semi-finals

With goals in the last minute of both the first and second periods, Sweden built up a 4-2 lead, then cruised to a 7-3 quarter-final win over Canada.

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Finns survive scare, win in OT

Czechs rally from 5-1 down but Virtanen scores winner

The Czechs mounted the greatest comeback in U18 history only to lose with 58.5 seconds left in overtime.

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Belarus wins Game 1, 2-0

Latvia needs 2 straight wins to avoid relegation

In the first game of the best-of-three relegation series, Belarus defeated Latvia 2-0.

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Builis suspended

One game added to late penalty

Actions resulted from an incident near the end of the Latvia-Slovakia game on April 17.

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Belarus aims to stay up

Anosov: “It would be great for Belarusian hockey”

Even though it’s his last year at the IIHF U18 World Championships, it’s very important for Artyom Anosov that Belarus remains in the top division.

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Slovakia’s own NTDP

Modelled on U.S., built for Europe

Igor Nemecek has devoted his life to hockey. He was a player, and after he retired he has done everything imaginable with the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation.

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Russians edge Czechs in OT

Russia 2nd, Sweden 3rd, Czechs 4th in Group B

Mark Rubinchik's second goal and third point of the game gave Russia a 5-4 overtime win over the Czech Republic to finish Group B.

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Slovaks win, Russia next

Loss sends Swiss to Spisska to face U.S.

Slovakia rode the crest of a huge wave of fan support tonight to edge Switzerland, 2-1, to finish third in Group A standings.

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USA gets top spot with win

With loss, Swedes’ placement depends on CZE-RUS

Team USA claimed first place in Group B with a 5-1 win over Sweden in the last group stage game for both teams. Sweden will finish either third or fourth.

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Finland takes first place

Early goals in each period undo Canada

Finland defeated Canada 6-3 this afternoon in Poprad, giving it first place in Group A and a quarter-finals date with the fourth-place team from Group B.

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Rheaume's son shines in net

Dylan St Cyr: “It’s great to have two hockey parents”

Being the starting goaltender for Team USA at the IIHF U18 Worlds - a tournament they’ve dominated in recent years - is always a pressure-cooker situation.

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Russia starts shaky, rallies to win

Russians to quarters, Belarus to relegation series

Badly outplayed in the first half by Belarus, the Russians came back with a strong second half to win 4-1, thanks to two goals from Ivan Chekhovich.

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Slovakia to quarter-finals

Latvia loses, 4-0, headed to relegation

Slovakia broke open a close game with two goals in a dominant second period en route to a huge win against Latvia in Poprad tonight.

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Americans stay perfect vs Czechs

Gildon’s hat-trick keeps USA on top of Spisska group

Defenceman Maxwell Gildon scored three times and Jacob Tortora also had two points, as the USA beat the Czech Republic 5-2 in a wide-open game.

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Newcomers do it all

Canada's late additions score big in win

Cody Glass and Jack Studnicka both arrived in Poprad yesterday from Canada, and both scored twice today in their team's 7-3 win over Switzerland.

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