Caper Republic

Welcome Guest! To enable all features please try to register or login.
he eighth inning and the Astros b
yuguhun
#1 Posted : 23 April 2016 01:02:47(UTC)
Rank: Advanced Member

Groups: Registered
Joined: 04/01/2016(UTC)
Posts: 765

MONTREAL -- New Buffalo Sabres signing Sam Reinhart wants to focus on nothing else but making Canadas national junior hockey team. Air Max 90 Womens Pink . The 18-year-old Reinhart is taking part in Canadas one-week development camp being held just outside Montreal. The squad is preparing for the 2015 world junior championship, which gets underway Dec. 26 in Toronto and Montreal. Reinhart joins 38 other young Canadians vying for a spot on head coach Benoit Groulxs final 22-man roster. "Im here this week trying to give myself the best opportunity to make the team," said Reinhart, who scored in Canadas 6-2 victory over the Czech Republic on Tuesday. The game was the first of four exhibition matches involving the Russian and Czech national junior teams. "Its gone well so far," added Reinhart. "Its always tough for a lot of the guys coming in during the summer. After the first two practices, things have really started picking up. There are always going to be a few more mistakes now than when December comes, but were aware of that, and were battling through that." Reinhart has hockey coursing through his veins. His father Paul played 11 National Hockey League seasons with the Atlanta/Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks in the 1970s and 80s. Sams brother Max was drafted by Calgary in 2010, and his brother Griffin was chosen fourth overall by the New York Islanders in 2012. Sam Reinhart did one better, as he was drafted second overall by the Sabres in this years draft. Three weeks ago, Reinhart signed a three-year entry-level contract with Buffalo. The North Vancouver, B.C., native is captain of the Kootenay Ice in the Western Hockey League, where he has scored 101 goals in 203 games. Last season, he was named the WHLs Player of the Year. The six-foot-one centre also captained Canada to a gold medal at the U18 junior world cup in 2012, and again at the U18 IIHF world championship in 2013. At the 2014 world junior championship in Malmo, Sweden, Reinhart scored two goals and had three assists in seven games. Canada ultimately lost 2-1 to Russia in the bronze medal game and finished fourth at the tournament for the second year in a row. If Reinhart plays in the upcoming tournament, which culminates with the gold medal game in Toronto on Jan. 5, Buffalos top prospect says this year is all about redemption. "A lot of the guys who were there feel it," said Reinhart of Canadas tough loss to the Russians. "Its not an easy tournament to win by any means. We felt we were getting better each day throughout that tournament, and it was one slip-up that cost us. We know how fast it can all be taken away, and you cant take that for granted." If Buffalo decides the junior championship is not beneficial to Reinharts development -- or if the forward is already playing for the Sabres at that point -- there wont be any individual redemption for Reinhart after last years fourth-place finish. "Its not really on my mind right now," he said. "Im just trying not to think about it too much. When I have the opportunity to make my name in Buffalo, Ill be focused there as well." Its at each teams discretion whether they want their signings to play the tournament. Hockey Canada will have no choice but to accept the Sabres decision. "Sometimes, when you look at your line-up and you have guys like Reinhart, you realize how good they are when youre on the ice with them," said Groulx. "We want them to be in the show, but in a selfish way, youd like to have them with you at Christmas time." Canada is suffering through a five-year gold medal drought at the tournament after winning five consecutive years between 2005 and 2009. The teams last medal, a bronze, came in 2012. After three exhibition games in mid-December, Canada opens the 11-day tournament with a group game against Slovakia in Montreal. Canada will play its four round-robin matches at Montreals Bell Centre. The Canadians are in Group A with the United States, Finland, Slovakia and Germany. Toronto will welcome teams from Group B, which includes Russia, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Sweden, and Switzerland. Groulx knows that Reinharts potential absence will leave a big gap on the team, and will dull Canadas offence. "Sam Reinhart is the kind of player that, when everything is disorganized on the ice, when he touches the puck, everything gets organized again," said Groulx. "Thats a sign that he knows what hes doing, its a sign of maturity, its a sign of a very good hockey player. "Sam is doing everything right. Hes a great young man who loves the game." Notes: Team Canadas second exhibition match is Wednesday versus the Russians in Sherbrooke, Que. à Defenceman Aaron Ekblad, who suffered a concussion in Tuesdays game, did not skate with his team on Wednesday. The Florida Panthers prospect will miss the remainder of the national junior development camp. à With 15 gold medals, Canada is the most successful country in the competitions 38-year history. à Finland won last years tournament, beating Sweden in the final game. Nike Air Max Nz Online . Still, after the starts theyve had the last couple of seasons, they cant help but feel good about it. Brian Bogusevic drove in the go-ahead run after Jose Altuve scored on Jordan Pachecos throwing error to tie it in the eighth inning and the Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Sunday to win their opening series. Nike Air Max 90 Mens Sale . In particular, Craig Anderson was singled out for not playing as well as he did during the 2012-13 campaign, when many suggested he was the best goalie in the league before he suffered an ankle injury partway through the lockout-shortened campaign.NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans have placed tight end Brett Brackett on injured reserve after he hurt his knee in their loss to the Jets and replaced him by adding tight end Matthew Mulligan.The Titans announced the moves Tuesday and signed quarterback Alex Tanney to the practice squad.Brackett had been on and off the practice squad and roster between September and October before being signed to the rosterr the last time Nov. Cheap Air Max 90 Online. 5. He played in seven games before being hurt Sunday.The 6-foot-4 Mulligan has played in 67 games over five seasons in the NFL, including two with Chicago this season. He spent last season with New England and has played with St. Louis and the Jets and a stint on the Titans practice squad in 2008.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '
Sponsor  
 
Rss Feed  Atom Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Website by Excelium Limited (www.excelium.co.uk)
Based on the YAFVision Theme by Jaben Cargman (Tiny Gecko)
Powered by YAF 1.9.5 RC1 | YAF © 2003-2010, Yet Another Forum.NET