Reinhart, Team Canada down Finns in exhibition game

Kootenay Ice captain scores a goal as Canadians win 5-3 over Finland at summer exhibition game.

Kootenay Ice captain Sam Reinhart scored a goal as Team Canada defeated Finland 5-3 at a world junior exhibition game in Lake Placid.

Another Ice connection in the game was Finnish standout Arturri Lehkonen, who also scored a goal and was selected by Kootenay in the CHL Import Draft.

Brendan Gaunce added a goal and an assist for the Canadians, while Hunter Shinkaruk, Felix Girard and Frederik Gauthier also supplied the offence.

Tri City Americans goaltender Eric Comrie got the start, making 37 saves in the game.

Finnish scoring was provided by Lehkonen, Kasperi Kapanen and Saku Salminen, while Juuse Saros made 31 saves in goal.

Canada will play two more exhibition games at the development camp, with a tune-up against Sweden on Thursday.

Along with Reinhart at the camp is Kootenay Ice head coach Ryan McGill, who is working as an assistant to Team Canada bench boss Brent Sutter.