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Canucks Young Stars Blog: Day 5

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

11:36 a.m. -- Game time! The Canucks and Jets close out the 2013 Young Stars Classic with a morning tilt here in Penticton!

Blomstrand - Horvat - Hope

Shinkaruk - Gaunce - Hall

Elliot - Cassels - Pacan

Mychan - Friesen - De Champlain

Liberati - Tommernes
McEneny - Corrado
Guimond - Subban



11:50 a.m. -- Halfway through the first period and we are still scoreless here between the Canucks and Jets. Two fights so far as Adam De Champlain and Mitch Elliot dropped the mitts for the Canucks.

12:02 p.m. -- Austen Brassard banks in a power play goal to make it 1-0 Jets with 3:45 remaining in the opening period.

Getting some questions about why there is no stream. Today's game is in the practice facility that holds about 200 people and there is little space to set up.

12:10 p.m -- Jets up 1-0 after 20 minutes. A lot special teams play in that period as the Canucks went 0-for-2 on the Power play, while also killing off 2-of-3 penalties.

Joacim Eriksson has been sensational in net, yet again.

Hit of the period goes to Jesse Mychan for laying out Jets forward Jerrome Verrier along the boards with just over five minutes remaining in the frame.

12:32 p.m. -- GOAL!!! Ludwig Blomstrand with the nice setup to Sacha Guimond for his second goal of the tournament. Shinkaruk with the second assist on the goal, 5:36 into the period.

12:38 p.m. -- 10:26 left in the middle stanza and we are still tied at one. Jets making a goalie change as Eric Comrie comes in for the second half of this game. Comrie is the half-brother of Mike Comrie.

12:55 p.m. -- 1-1 after 40 minutes here at the Okanagan Hockey Academy Training Facility.

Canucks controlled the play for the first 10 minutes of the period but were outplayed after the Jets goalie change. Shots on goal were 8-8 in the frame.

1:21 p.m. -- Canucks heading to a power play with 13:51 remaining in the third period. Still a 1-1 game.

1:33 p.m. -- GOAL!!! Hunter Shinkaruk bangs home a rebound off a Frank Corrado point shot on the power play. 2-1 Canucks with just under six minutes remaining.

1:45 p.m. -- Game over. Hunter Shinkaruk's third period goal proved to be the game-winner as the Canucks hang on for a 2-1 win over the Jets to close out the 2013 Young Stars Classic with a 3-1 record.

Headed to the dressing room now, will have a full game recap in a bit.

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