Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More from the Edmonton Tourney

Coming Down the Pipe an Edmonton based blog gave their recaps from the weekend tournament.

Here is what they had to say about the Tigers over the weekend.

The Tigers are a bit frustrating because they never bring their bigger names up for this tournament. The roster was missing Linden Vey, Emerson Etem, Tyler Pitlick and Wacey Hamilton for example. It did provide an opportunity to see some of the young guys in a bigger role though.

The Tiger that stood out the most for me wore #9 - Hunter Shinkaruk, their 1st pick in the 2009 Bantam Draft. That means he's eligible for this season as a 16-year-old rookie. The small skilled forward always seemed to be involved in Medicine Hat's best offensive opportunities.

Tyler Bunz was solid in the net when he faced the Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday. At one point he was barking at Edmonton tough guy Jesse Pearson after the defenceman tried to get after a Tiger who hit him from behind - I liked it as one of the few older players on the ice for Medicine Hat was standing up for one of the young guys.

I had a good chat with head coach Shaun Clouston after the final game, you might hear that interview on TPS on Tuesday.

According to The Pipeline's Show website they will have interviews from Tyler Bunz and Shaun Clouston airing between 7pm-9pm Today.


A couple other interesting tidbits of information. Apparently Regina GM Chad Lang, Vancouver GM Scott Bonner and Kamloops GM Craig Bonner were all in attendance despite their teams playing elsewhere.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Watched Shinkaruk in the top 40 intra squad game. He looked very good. Nice skater with good offensive upside. This kid is going to be a very good player in the not to distant future.