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From the Branches: Canada regains the Ivan Hlinka crown and other news

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Today’s links are All About the Prospects

Nolan Foote #29 of the Kelowna Rockets skates for the puck past Beck Warm #35 of the Tri-City Americans on October 21, 2016 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Nolan Foote was part of Canada’s gold medal winning squad at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament

Good morning PPPers! Happy Monday! (I’m not normally a morning person but I’m on vacation so I get to be a bit peppy.) Coming up this morning we have the newest Back to Excited podcast and the Top 25 Under 25 reaches number 15.

ICYMI

2017 Top 25 Under 25: community ranking Part 2 - Pension Plan Puppets
Vote on the top Maple Leafs prospects which we’ve ranked from 16 to 25.

Prospect links

Canada reclaims Hlinka title
Dethrones defending champ Czechs 4-1 in final

Canada cruises past Czechs to win gold at Ivan Hlinka tournament - Sportsnet.ca
Jack McBain had a goal and two assists as Canada beat the Czech Republic 4-1 in the final of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup under-18 hockey tournament.

Top 25 Under 25 — #14 Laurent Brossoit - The Copper & Blue
Top Ranked Goalie

Top 25 Under 25: Conor Garland adjusting to the pro level at #19 - Five For Howling
Conor Garland has a history of being a goalscorer, but he is still trying to find a way to bring that to the AHL.

Top 25 Under 25: Number 13 Kristian Vesalainen - Arctic Ice Hockey
Will the Jets most recent first rounder live up to his potential?

Other news

A Brief Look at the New Jersey Devils Roster for the 2018 Offseason - All About The Jersey
As the 2017 offseason for the New Jersey Devils is almost over, the upcoming season will go a long way for the Devils to consider who to keep and who to let go at the start of July 2018.

Yesterday the centralized Team Canada players took questions on social media. Here’s Toronto Furies captain Natalie Spooner with Laura Stacey from the Markham Thunder and Jillian Saulnier of the Calgary Inferno answering a question that I’m sure will promote deep analytical debate in today’s comments: Is a burrito a sandwich?