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Posted: August 16, 2013

Reinhart continues to shine for Canada

SamReinhartKootenay Ice star sniper Sam Reinhart was the only Canadian player to solve American goalie Jon Gillies in the final World Junior Hockey exhibition game in Lake Placid, NY.

Quentin Shore had two goals and an assist as the United States beat Canada 5-1 August 11 in a world junior hockey exhibition match.

Canada won two and lost one game at its summer development camp, beating Sweden and Finland in Lake Placid before falling to the Americans.

Riley Barber, Ian McCoshen and Stefan Matteau also scored for the United States. Gillies made 24 saves for the U.S., while Jake Paterson stopped 20 shots for Canada.

Reinhart, considered the front runner to go first overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, is a good bet to make Canada’s WJC 2014 squad based on stellar performances wearing the Maple Leaf last year, as well as a strong showing in the three-game tourney this past week.

He captained Team Canada in the National Men’s Under-18 Team for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship.

The West Vancouver resident also captained Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team to a gold medal at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in August 2012.

The Kootenay Ice begin the 2013/2014 Western Hockey League season Sept. 5 on the road in Tri-Cities. Their home opened is Sept. 13 versus Lethbridge.

Lead image courtesy hockeycanada.ca

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