Canucks top prospect Hunter Shinkaruk potted Monday night's winning goal to down the Jets

Shinkaruk, Canucks wrap up Young Stars Classic with win over Winnipeg

Hunter Shinkaruk scored his first goal in Penticton, and it came with just seven minutes left to knock off the Jets, 2-1.



Hunter Shinkaruk’s made everyone else dangerous this week, and he finally got the rebound he was looking for, adding his first and only goal of the Young Stars Classic to beat the Winnipeg Jets, 2-1 on Monday night.

Vancouver goaltender Joacim Eriksson made 31 saves in the victory and Sacha Guimond potted the tying goal five minutes into the second period, although the Canucks managed just 14 shots on Winnipeg’s net.

The Jets had also led 1-0 after the first period.

Overall, it was a strong showcase for Shinkaruk and fellow 2013 first rounder Bo Horvat. Shinkaruk finished Monday’s game with one goal and one assist.

“Yeah, I mean I was just lucky, it hit the pad and it came out,” Shinkaruk told Canucks TV after the win. “I just kind of closed my eyes, just shot it, and lucky it enough it went in, so it was definitely nice to get that goal, for sure, and help the team win.”

The Canucks Young Stars finished the 2013 Classic with a 3-1 record, and their win Monday night was the first loss for the Winnipeg Jets and their talented lineup of prospects, including Nic Petan, Brendan Kichton, and Josh Morrissey.

“I think we have 30 guys here and we’ll probably see 20 guys go on to make (the NHL) camp,” said Travis Green, the head of the Utica Comets and this year’s Canucks Young Stars squad. “It was a good test for them this week, and I think it’ll help them heading into main camp.”

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Hunter Shinkaruk mic’d up for winning goal vs. Winnipeg Jets – Penticton Young Stars Classic (Monday, Sept. 9, 2013)

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