Mitch Reinke had his Nick Papagiorgio moment Thursday night

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    Mitch Reinke had his Nick Papagiorgio moment Thursday night, only it wasn’t in the “Vegas Vacation” movie, it was the National Hockey League.Amid the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, he arrived in style with the team Thursday at the five-star Mandarin Oriental hotel. Not exactly the kind of accommodations he was used to at Michigan Tech.“Yeah,” Reinke said, chuckling. “I’m rooming with Nolan Stevens. We both kind of walked in, and that’s probably the nicest hotel I’ve stayed at. For it to be in Vegas, and the views, and just everything about this experience so far has been awesome.”