A pair of West Vancouver defencemen are set to suit up for Canada's National Men's Summer Under18 hockey team at the 2011 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament running Aug. 8-13 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.
Griffin Reinhart and Morgan Rielly will man the blue line for Team Canada as they take on national under-18 teams from the world's hockey powers. Canada is looking to win the tournament for the fourth straight year and will face the Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland in its opening-round group. The other group consists of Finland, Russia, Slovakia and the United States.
Reinhart and Rielly were chosen along with their teammates following a four-day selection camp held at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena in Calgary. Both Reinhart and Rielly play in the Western Hockey League with Reinhart suiting up for the Edmonton Oil Kings and Rielly playing for the Moose Jaw Warriors.
Tournament updates will be posted at www.hockeycanada.ca.
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North Vancouver's Emily Oxland and Katie Wuttunee both played key starting roles for Team British Columbia as they rolled to volleyball gold at the National Team Challenge Cup played July 1924 in Winnipeg.
B.C. played Team Ontario in the championship final, beating the easterners 3-1 (2523, 24-26, 25-19, 25-23) to take the title.
Oxland, a setter, was named to the tournament all-star team. She'll be back at Handsworth this fall looking to lead the Royals to their fourth straight AAAA provincial high school championship. She's been the MVP of the provincial tournament the past two years.
Wuttunee, a six-three middle blocker, played for Carson Graham last year and has committed to Capilano University for the 2011-12 season.
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