Hunter Shinkaruk, a top prospect for the 2013 NHL Draft, capped his hat trick with a goal 2:05 into overtime to lift Canada to a 6-5 win against Finland and the bronze medal at the 2012 IIHF World Under-18 Championship on Sunday in the Czech Republic.
A center with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League, Shinkaruk took a pass from Scott Laughton while streaking down the left-wing boards. He beat Finland defenseman Esa Lindell, cut to the net and beat goalie Joonas Korpisalo.
"It was a good day," Shinkaruk told the IIHF website. "Laughton made a great pass to me, I had some speed and managed to beat the defenseman wide and the goalie and tuck it in. Right when I knew I had the goalie I got a big smile on my face and I couldn't wait to celebrate with my teammates."
In a game played at Kajot Arena in Brno, Canada captain Mathew Dumba had three assists, and Sam Reinhart and Brendan Gaunce also had goals. Matthew Murray, No. 18 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American goalies for the 2012 NHL Draft, finished with 29 saves on 33 shots.