Reinhart, Canada down stubborn Switzerland in quarterfinal

Canada's Curtis Lazar (26) celebrates his goal against Switzerland with teammates Griffin Reinhart...

Canada's Curtis Lazar (26) celebrates his goal against Switzerland with teammates Griffin Reinhart (8), Nic Petan and Matt Dumba (L) during the third period of their IIHF World Junior Championship ice hockey game in Malmo, Sweden, January 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:35 PM ET

MALMO, SWEDEN - Curtis Lazar just about summed it up.

“What’s not to say about him?” Lazar said, referring to Canada teammate Griffin Reinhart.

“Look at how much he dominates in the corners. He even had a breakaway (on Thursday).

“He is so poised. I played against him in the pre-season when he was with the (New York) Islanders and he was probably one of the best players on the ice. He has that knack for finding the seams, making that great first pass.”

Two nights after he helped settle the waters for Canada in the finale of the preliminary round against the United States, Reinhart guided Canada through to the semifinals at the 2014 world junior championship, controlling the play each time he was on the ice in a 4-1 quarterfinal victory against Switzerland.


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