Tri-City Americans

Ams' Comrie to represent Canada at Hlinka tourney

Tri-City Americans goalie Eric Comrie was one of nine Western Hockey League players chosen to represent Canada at the at the 2012 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, Aug. 13-18 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.

Comrie, who will begin his sophomore season with the Americans this fall, was in the middle of Team Canada events Monday night and was unavailable for comment.

Team Canada, which has won the tournament the last four years, finalized its roster Monday after a four-day selection camp in Toronto.

Canada's roster has two goalies, 13 forwards and seven defensemen. The team is coached by Todd Gill (Kingston, OHL). Comrie will share time in net with Zachary Fucale of the Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL).

Canada will open play Saturday with an exhibition game against the Czech Republic. It will begin tournament play Aug. 13 against Switzerland, followed by games against Sweden on Aug. 14 and Slovakia on Aug. 15.

Comrie was 19-6-1-1 with three shutouts during his rookie season with the Americans, sharing time in net with veteran Ty Rimmer. He had a 2.67 goals against average and a .900 save percentage.