Breaking down top prospect performances at men's 2023 U18 World Hockey Championship
The men's 2023 World Championship Under-18 tournament was thrilling.
Team USA's first line broke records and filled the highlight reel. Sweden crushed a strong Canadian team in both of their match-ups. And Slovakia’s leaders stepped up, bested Finland, and carried the team to an impressive fourth-place finish.
On a more individual level, a few prospects answered questions about their play. Let's take a look.
Andrew Cristall, LW, Canada
This tournament showed why so many scouts have doubts about Cristall’s projection. He was largely ineffective against the better teams at the event. The winger needs space and options to score. As long as he has some sort of advantage to leverage against defenders, he can pull off impressive plays, but when opponents close on him and remove his outlets,
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