Hart, the 18-year-old netminder that is the presumed heir to the throne in Philadelphia, stopped all 19 shots he faced before leaving the game in favor of teammate Michael DiPietro. The two goaltenders helped lead Canada (White) to the 2-1 victory over USA (Blue), but it was Hart’s performance that stood out.
His strong first half, including stopping three shorthanded breakaways in the first period to keep the game scoreless, landed him first star honors and some more recognition from his Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League.
Here is one of the shorthanded breaks, one in which Hart’s style is on full display. His game is calm, his movements precise, and his positioning is so sound that he makes it look effortless a lot of the time. “Sean Dhooghe with a neutral but good rescue by Carter Hart,” reads the caption.
— Anton Johansson (@antonj85) August 1, 2017
Hart was back at it again in the second period, this time gliding post-to-post to make the save. How smooth is this guy?
— Anton Johansson (@antonj85) August 2, 2017
Of course, the Silvertips recognized the beauty of their boy Carter Hart as they are known to do.
— Everett Silvertips (@WHLsilvertips) August 2, 2017
Hart was held out of Wednesday’s Canada vs. Finland action along with most of his teammates from the white squad after playing the night before.
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