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Kailer Yamamoto picks up pair of helpers at World Junior Summer Showcase

Spokane right wing Kailer Yamamoto (17) scores the Chiefs first goal of the night past Seattle goalie Rylan Toth (31) during the first period of a WHL hockey game in the Spokane Arena, Tues., Nov. 15, 2016. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane right wing Kailer Yamamoto (17) scores the Chiefs first goal of the night past Seattle goalie Rylan Toth (31) during the first period of a WHL hockey game in the Spokane Arena, Tues., Nov. 15, 2016. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff and wire reports

Spokane Chiefs forward and Edmonton Oilers first-round draft pick Kailer Yamamoto picked up a pair of assists for the U.S. White team in an 8-2 win over Canada Red at the World Junior Summer Showcase at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

Yamamoto had an assist in the squad’s opener on Saturday, a 4-2 win over Finland.

Team USA continues play on Wednesday against Sweden, Friday versus Finland and Saturday against Canada.

Smith to represent Canada: Hockey Canada announced Chiefs’ defenseman Ty Smith will represent Canada at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in Czech Republic and Slovakia on August 7-12. The tournament features the world’s best under-18 players and includes teams from Canada, the United States and Russia, among others.

Smith, 17, is a regular for Canada in international play, having served as team captain at the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games and 2016 World U17 Hockey Challenge (Canada Black). He earned silver medals in both while picking up tournament all-star honors at the U17 challenge.

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