SOCHI, Russia – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced Friday that Sam Reinhart (West Vancouver, B.C./Kootenay, WHL) has been named captain of Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship.
Head coach Don Hay made the announcement ahead of Canada’s first pre-tournament game on Sunday.
It is the second time Reinhart will wear the ‘C’ with Team Canada during the 2012-13 season; he 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 last August.
Hay will name alternate captains following Canada’s two pre-tournament games, on April 14 against the United States and April 16 against the Czech Republic.
Canada will open the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship on April 18 against Slovakia. It will also take on Germany, Switzerland and Sweden in Group B preliminary round play.