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Shinkaruk glad for the experience. Courtesy: Darren Steinke, Medicine Hat News

Friday 08.24.12 / 09:08 AM

dsteinke@medicinehatnews.com

He might have been held pointless, but Hunter Shinkaruk did not think it was pointless to play in the Canada-Russia Challenge.

Shinkaruk didn't register a goal or an assist in the four-game series between all-star junior teams from each country. Both teams each won twice, and Canada took the series winning a tiebreaking overtime period 1-0.

Despite not hitting the scoresheet, Shinkaruk soaked in the experience, especially going to Russia.

"Russia is very different from Canada," said Shinkaruk, who was back in Medicine Hat skating with the Tigers veterans at The Arena on Thursday. "It is a country that is still changing from the communist era.

"When you are over there, you realize how fortunate we are to be Canadian."

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Skaters: GP G A PTS +/-
C. Sanford 18 11 13 24 7
T. Cox 17 8 15 23 10
C. Valk 18 12 9 21 5
M. Koules 18 4 6 10 -6
D. Bredo 18 1 8 9 3
T. Stanton 18 0 8 8 -3
T. Vannelli 18 2 6 8 -7
C. Butcher 18 5 1 6 -1
M. Eisenschmid 18 0 5 5 2
S. Owre 15 3 2 5 0
Goalies: W L OTL SOL Sv% GAA
M. Langhamer 9 8 0 0 0.934 2.35
N. Schneider 0 0 0 0 0.625 28.27