CARTER HART

Goaltending hasn’t al­ways been Canada’s strength at the WJC, but Hart re­turns as a star stop­per mo­ti­vated to make up for last year

The Hockey News - - WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP - BY KEN CAMPBELL

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Hart told the Sil­ver­tips train­ers some­thing was to re­gain his health. He lost al­most 20 pounds off his

6-foot-2, 185-pound frame, which didn’t leave much to spare. But like he did with Hex­tall, Hart took his hdio­gchto-cra’srbo,rhdiegrhs-ftaot hfoeoad­rts.,”“Haer­tosla­didm. e“Hteo deiadtna’t lwotan­otf om­feBgigoiMn­gactso.”McDon­ald’s and slam­ming back a cou­ple heaB­lythym, aidn-dNiotvweams­b­sehro, wHi­nargt. In­woans ef­feivde, -gwaam­teer­est­dreatc­nhd, he gave up just four goals, recorded three shutouts tahned twhiars­dnsat­maredinththeefiortsht­es­rta­gram­foeu)r. tHi­mo­cek­sey(anC­dan­wadaas must’ve been pleased given that, bar­ring an un­fore­se­beenc­coiruc­nutmed­stoan­nt­coeboafcbkis­bt­loic­palC­pan­roap­doart­toioangso, Hl­dam­rtew­di­all

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CARTER HART

EYE FOR AAfNterElYosEing gold to the U.S. on home ice in 2017, Hart and Canada are look­ing to re­turn the fa­vor in Buf­falo.

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