The Vancouver Canucks and City of Penticton hosted the 2018 Young Stars Classic at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, BC from Friday, September 7th to Sunday, September 9th. The Young Stars Classic featured two games between the top prospects from the Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks as well as a two-game series between the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds and CIS Champion University of Alberta Golden Bears.
Canucks prospects that participated in the tournament included Elias Pettersson, Jonathan Dahlen, Olli Juolevi, Adam Gaudette, Kole Lind and Michael DiPietro.
|Game 1||UBC vs University of Alberta||Sept. 7|
|Game 2||Vancouver vs. Winnipeg||Sept. 7||VAN 8, WPG 2|
|Game 3||UBC vs University of Alberta||Sept. 8|
|Game 4||Vancouver vs. Winnipeg||Sept. 9||VAN 6, WPG 4|
|Dahlen, Jonathan||LW||Dec. 20/97||Timra IK (Swe-1)||23-21-44|
|Eggenberger, Nando||LW||Oct. 7/99||Davos HC (Swiss-A)||3-2-5|
|Gadjovich, Jonah||LW||Oct. 12/98||Owen Sound (OHL)||25-23-48|
|Gardiner, Reid||RW||Jan. 19/96||Wheeling (ECHL)||30-27-57|
|Gaudette, Adam||C||Oct. 3/96||Northeastern U. (NCAA)||30-30-60|
|Hardy, Owen||LW||Feb. 13/99||Vancouver (WHL)||11-12-23|
|Jasek, Lukas||RW||Aug. 28/97||Liberec Bili Tygri HC (Czech)||8-10-18|
|Lind, Kole||RW||Oct. 16/98||Kelowna (WHL)||39-56-95|
|MacEwen, Zack||RW||Jul. 8/96||Utica (AHL)||10-23-33|
|MacMaster, Tanner||LW||Jan. 8/96||Quinnipiac U. (NCAA)||13-20-33|
|Nurse, Isaac||RW||Mar. 16/99||Hamilton (OHL)||17-13-30|
|Palmu, Petrus||RW||Jul. 16/97||TPS Turku (SM-liiga)||17-19-36|
|Pettersson, Elias||C||Nov. 12/98||Vaxjo HC (SweHL)||24-32-56|
|Salinitri, Anthony||LW||Mar. 5/98||Sarnia (OHL)||27-31-58|
|Brahaney, Jakob||D||Mar. 26/99||Kingston (OHL)||5-25-30|
|Brisebois, Guillaume||D||Jul. 21/97||Utica (AHL)||3-15-18|
|Bulych, Kaleb||D||Jan. 25/00||Vancouver (WHL)||1-8-9|
|Chatfield, Jalen||D||May 16/96||Utica (AHL)||2-5-7|
|Dirk, Jagger||D||May 4/93||St. Francis Xavier U. (AUS)||6-22-28|
|Juolevi, Olli||D||May 5/98||TPS Turku (SM-liiga)||7-12-19|
|McFadden, Garrett||D||Apr. 3/97||Guelph (OHL)||6-38-44|
|Woo, Jett||D||Jul. 27/00||Moose Jaw (WHL)||9-16-25|
|DiPietro, Michael||G||Jun. 9/99||Windsor (OHL)||29-21-1|
|Kulbakov, Ivan||G||Sep. 18/96||Quad City (ECHL)||11-11-0|
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This year's off-ice festivities included a Minor Hockey Day, Sunday Sept 9th, featuring a Party on the Plaza with games, food, music, entertainment, road hockey, prize giveaways, and skills development camps for BC minor hockey players.
Thank you to all of our participants! The Clinic was held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Players worked on fundamental skills and improving agility whilst having an experience they won't forget! Four Vancouver Canucks Young Stars players joined BC Minor Hockey Coaches and Okanagan Hockey School qualified instructors at the clinic, which included drills such as puck control relays, fastest skater, accuracy shooting, hardest shot and breakaway relays. Players between the ages of 8 and 14 received special visits from Michael DiPetro, Owen Hardy, Jakob Brahaney and Nando Eggenberger. All participating skaters received autographs, water bottles and three free tickets for the 2 o'clock Vancouver vs Winnipeg game. To view gallery click here (password: 1234). After all their hard work they were free to watch the Young Stars in action from their complimentary seats!
For more information on programs offered by the canucks centre for Bc Hockey visit canucks.com/grassroots.