Flames prospect ties WHL record with five goals in playoff game
Max Reinhart is on a roll.
Reinhart, a third-round pick of the Calgary Flames at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, tied a Western Hockey League record Wednesday, scoring five goals as the Kootenay Ice swept the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Eastern Conference Final with a 7-2 victory.
The forward's five goals helped his team advance to the WHL Final. The Ice, now winners of 11 straight in the playoffs, will face either Portland or Spokane.
Reinhart notched a natural hat trick in the first period, scoring on a one-timer and knocking in two rebounds.
Reinhart, the son of former Flame Paul Reinhart, notched his fourth of the game short-handed nine minutes into the second period and then put a backhand past Deven Dubyk.
Reinhart is the fourth player in WHL history to score five goals in a playoff game. Dave Chartier, Don Nachbaur and Dave Kryskow.
He becomes the first player since Chartier in 1981 to score five goals in a playoff game.
Reinhart now has 14 goals and eight assists in 14 playoff games this spring. He sits second in scoring the WHL playoffs.