By Mike Stackhouse
A player without a role, Greyson Reitmeier was traded by the Melville Millionaires, following his 18-year-old season, to the Flin Flon Bombers. The 6’3” 200 lbs forward put up 16-points in 48-games with the Mils and saw his production, modestly, increase to 26-points as a 19-year-old in Flin Flon.
In his 20-year-old season, Reitmeier has been lights out and is a tantalizing college prospect with an excellent blend of size, skill, and speed. “I like to get in on the forecheck and force turnovers to make it tough on defensemen. My size and skating ability also allow me to protect the puck well in the offensive zone, which makes it easier to find my teammates and make good plays,” says Reitmeier.
Reitmeier credits a balanced attack in Flin Flon as another reason he has been able to excel. “I haven’t noticed tighter checking or anything like that. I think when teams play us, it’s hard to focus on just one guy. We have so many playing well. Jason Lavallee has been on my line for most of the season and he deserves a lot of attention from opposing teams too.”
The Nakusp, BC native has really enjoyed his time in Flin Flon. “I think anyone will tell you the fans are the best part. I played a year of junior in BC and I’ve been here for a couple of years and there is nothing like the Whitney Forum. Every night, whether it’s a Wednesday or a Friday, we have a great, loud crowd.”
Reitmeier got a taste of a deep playoff run last year and is hopeful of being a key cog to get them back there this Spring. “I don’t think we were the most skilled team in the league last year, but we got there based on how hard we competed for each other. I think if we can do the same thing this year and play for the team and not ourselves we will have a good chance.”
Reitmeier has an SAT of 1770 and was an 80% student in high school. He has interest in Business Administration with a primary goal of NCAA Division I. “It’s very difficult, I know that. So I’m also interested in Division III and U Sports too.”
You can view his profile at http://sjhl.hockeytech.com/player?playerId=1536