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Shinkaruk leads the Tigers over the Hurricanes

Saturday, 12.08.2012 / 2:44 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Shinkaruk leads the Tigers over the Hurricanes

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Hunter Shinkaruk scored twice in regulation and added the shootout winner as the Medicine Hat Tigers edged the host Lethbridge Hurricanes 8-7 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Curtis Valk also scored twice for the Tigers (14-16-2) while Miles Koules had a goal and four assists.

Elgin Pearce had a goal and two assists for Medicine Hat and Dylan Bredo added a single goal.

Jaimen Yakubowski scored five goals for the Hurricanes (15-14-5), Russell Maxwell had a goal and two assists and Sam Mckechnie chipped in with a goal and an assist.

Cam Lanigan turned away 25-of-32 shots for the win as Ty Rimmer made 22 saves in a losing cause.

Medicine Hat went 1 for 5 on the power play while Lethbridge scored three times on eight chances with the man advantage.

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That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3