hockey challenge in Quebec while eight played in this years under-17 event in Cape Breton, N.S. Point is one of nine players on the roster who helped Canada win gold at the Ivan Hlinka event last summer in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. But what stands out most to head coach Kevin Dineen is the sheer size of his squad, with 14 players in camp standing six feet or taller. "I cant believe the size of these guys and when you look at their bios they were playing midget just a couple of years ago," said Dineen, the former head coach of the NHLs Florida Panthers. "But not only are they big, theyre skilled with talent. "That makes it enjoyable having guys who are able to play the game anyway we need to have success." But Dineen, who played 19 NHL seasons and led Canadas national womens team to Olympic gold in Sochi in February, has also been impressed with his players hockey smarts. "Were certainly not going to compromise and dumb things down for this group," he said. "That wouldnt be fair to them because that wouldnt be making them live up to their potential and by no means are we doing that. "Its a pretty smart, cerebral bunch and I like the chemistry . . . one of our players missed the first day and didnt understand the drill we were doing so one of his teammates said, Here, hop in and Ill show you what we have to do. Theres a little bit of that going on which were really trying to encourage." And with good reason. Dineen faces the challenge of having to mould 22 players into a team less than two weeks before the start of the world championship tournament in Lapeenranta and Imatra, Finland. "Many teams were going to face have a real advantage because theyve been centralized like the U.S. team out in Ann Arbor, Mich., and many of the European players have played together for a while and were just putting this together," Dineen said. "But for me I love this kind of stuff, its so much fun. "This is such a good bunch to be around. Theyre enthusiastic, theyre talented, theyre nervous, its the whole package. Weve all felt each other out here for the last few days. Yes, there are challenges. Weve got to gel and find some chemistry in a pretty timely manner but its a really fun group to work with and theyre very sharp kids." Canada will conclude its training camp sessions Tuesday and play exhibition games against Finland and Denmark before opening the under-18 tournament April 17 against Sweden. Michael Hoomanawanui Jersey . With the Rangers already leading 2-0, Carey Price was taken down early in the second period of New Yorks 7-2 pounding of the Canadiens in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final on Saturday afternoon. Alex Anzalone Jersey . Now Arizonas new manager is hoping Yasmany Tomas can have the same effect on the Diamondbacks. Authentic Morten Andersen Womens Jersey Sale - Cheap big & tall New Orleans Saints Youth Jerseys .ca! There is plenty of blame to be shared as a result of the most recent NHL player (Pittsburghs Brooks Orpik) to be evacuated from the ice on a stretcher following an ugly incident Saturday night in Boston.BEAVER CREEK, Colo. - This is how Hannes Reichelt prefers his courses: daunting, with a dash of demanding and a bit of danger.Thats why the Austrian feels so at home on the Birds of Prey hill.Reichelt mastered a tricky World Cup super-G course Saturday, holding off Kjetil Jansrud to snap the Norwegians three-race win streak.Hardly ever hitting the brakes, Reichelt sped down the harrowing track in 1 minute, 12.78 seconds. Jansrud was second, 0.52 seconds behind, and technical specialist Alexis Pinturault of France finished third.We have a nice relationship, that slope and me, Reichelt said.Reichelt is quickly getting up to speed after surgery to fix a herniated disk in his back last January knocked him out of the Sochi Olympics. He is pain-free again.Skiing fast again, too. Especially on this course. Dustin Cook of Whistler, B.C., was 12th (1:13.93), Calgarys Jan Hudec finished 14th (1:13.99) and Morgan Pridy of Whistler, was 16th (1:14.03).Hudec is ninth in the World Cup super G standings with 47 points.The 34-year-old Reichelt earned his first World Cup win at Beaver Creek in 2005 and has been on the podium six times at this venue.There are so many bumps and so many times when you dont see the next gate, he said. So its really tough and you always have to ski great, and with (using) your brain. You have to know when to risk in the right part.He already is looking forward to the world championships on this course in February. He certainly will be one of the favourites in the super-G.This was a great step on the way to the championships, Reichelt said.For as splendid of run as Reichelt turned in, he still had to hold his breath when Jansrud took the course.I was really scared, because hes really at another level, Reichelt said.Jansruds definitely the skier to beat whenever he steps into the start gate for a speed event. He won two races last weekend in Lake Louise, Alberta, and a downhill Friday at Beaver Creek in which he skied a near-perfect run.This time, though, Jansrud made a big miscalculation. He struggled with a gate near tthe bottom of the course and got bounced around. P.J. Williams Jersey. Somehow, he managed not only to stay on course, but maintain his speed.Still, his streak was snapped. Not that he was bemoaning his runner-up spot.The day I get disappointed for second place is the day you turn into an arrogant guy, said Jansrud, who vowed to hold off cutting his long hair given his recent success. So thats not going to happen. I was disappointing coming into the finish, more for the mistake. I knew I (messed) up a little bit.Thats how ski racing is. Some days you win, some you dont. Second place with such a mistake is pretty good.Andrew Weibrecht was the top American; the skier nicknamed War Horse wound up 10th. He said he gained confidence after a solid 30th-place finish the day before in the downhill.The downhill was huge for me, excited about that just to be in the points, said Weibrecht, who won silver in the super-G at the Sochi Olympics, finishing behind Jansrud. I looked it up yesterday, and it was 1,777 days since I (last) scored a downhill point.Ted Ligety was 11th — bad wrist and all. The two-time Olympic gold medallist had four metal screws inserted into his wrist as a result of a skiing mishap in a training session on Nov 22. But he hasnt given the injury a second thought.The wrist is not an issue, Ligety said.The course layout? Now thats a different story.The start was really daunting and intimidating. But you cant let that get to you, Ligety said. Skied way, way too conservative up top. It looks hairy and gnarly and its actually pretty easy if youre a good technical skier.Which, of course, Ligety is. Same with Pinturault, who really hasnt worked on his speed that much but still found a fast line.Although, he did appear to smack his shoulder on a gate. Didnt slow him down, though.Thats skiing, sometimes you dont control everything, he said. I tried to stay focused.The Birds of Prey competition concludes Sunday with a giant slalom, which is Ligetys specialty.Its always fun to ski a GS here, Ligety said. Its an awesome hill. 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