Reinhart suspended four games for high-sticking incident

Canada's Griffin Reinhart looks on during team practice at the 2013 IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey...

Canada's Griffin Reinhart looks on during team practice at the 2013 IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, January 4, 2013. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:41 AM ET

UFA, RUSSIA - Griffin Reinhart has been suspended for four games by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

It’s a puzzling decision for Hockey Canada to wrap its collective minds around, as Reinhart was assessed just a two-minute minor for high-sticking on the play against American forward Vince Trocheck on Thursday in a semifinal won 5-1 by the U.S.

“Surprised, shocked,” Hockey Canada senior director of hockey operations Scott Salmond said. “I was in the hearing today with Griffin. I read the referees’ report. Griffin stated his case and said all along it was an accident.


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