Muskegon Lumberjacks defensemen Rasmus Bengtsson is number 18 on the top 25 under 25 rankings
The 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships have finished with the USA claiming their third straight gold medal. See the complete standings for the event here.
The IIHF U18s wraps up today with the gold and bronze medal games. USA takes on Sweden as the Americans go for the three-peat gold, while Canada takes on Russia for the bronze.
It's a busy Saturday of international hockey action, with the U18s, Women's Worlds, Men's Division 1 and even some exhibition matches taking place for the top men's teams. We've got a full slate of games to watch for you here.
We're into the playoff rounds at the IIHF World U18 Championships, with Finland meeting Russia and Canada having to defeat Germany and their loud fans. Check out the key players involved, and also a word on the relegation games.
The final day of round robin action is taking place in southern Germany at the IIHF U18 World Junior Championships. See how the teams have done to date, and get a sneak peek on some of the top talent for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
The earthquake and tsunami that devastated northern Japan ended up ending the ice hockey season there as well. The national teams have informed the IIHF that they will not be able to participate in any upcoming tournaments.
The 2011 European Hockey playoff season keeps rolling with the talented Salavat Yulaev Ufa winning at home to open their KHL Eastern Conference Final, while Lulea gets the bounces to go their way in a second straight OT win over Skelleftea. Plus, the OHL playoffs begin and one semifinal in Slovakia is going the full seven games.
The Battle of Helsinki continues as HIFK ties up the series with an OT win, while the Conference Finals begin in the KHL. Meanwhile, the DEL quarterfinals begin in Germany, and the major junior playoff season is about to begin across North America.
Davos sweeps their way to the Swiss national final, while the Elitserien semifinals begin in Sweden. We've got that and more from around European hockey on Tuesday.