Bo Knows: Horvat scores a beauty, Canucks Young Stars down Sharks, 3-2

First-round picks Bo Horvat and Hunter Shinkaruk were in the lineup for victorious Vancouver, who downed San Jose, 3-2, on Thursday.

The Vancouver Canucks rookies beat the San Jose Sharks rookies



Call it a sign of things to come… hopefully.

In one shift, Bo Horvat showed Canucks fans that exact type of game that led Canucks general manager Mike Gillis to think the London Knights forward was not only worthy of a No. 9 pick, but that he was worth Cory Schneider.

Horvat delivered a hit, got back to control the puck in the defensive zone, made a nice outlet pass to fellow first-rounder Hunter Shinkaruk – who, if he makes the team in a reasonable amount of time, may forever be linked to Horvat, as well – and then hussled into Shark-infested waters to spin his first kind-of official Canucks goal home.

And, if you’re into the score and all, Vancouver got the better of that, too, besting San Jose 3-2 in the first game of the Penticton-based Young Stars Classic.

Rookie goalie Joacim Eriksson was a superstar in the win, stopping 38 of 40 shots for the Canucks. Nicklas Jensen added a goal for Vancouver, as did defenceman Daniel Johnston.

The Canucks managed just 25 shots on San Jose’s cage.

————————————————————

Just Posted

Team Canada loses 5-2 over the Czech Republic at World Junior A Challenge

Vees’ Tychonick drops in one of Team Canada West’s pair of goals

Accent Christmas holidays with delicious chocolates

By SCOTT TRUDEAU Special to the Western News If you’ve been to… Continue reading

Legion bell prank hits sour note

Anger erupts after Summerland Legion member removes bell from Peachland Legion

Vipers snap Vees’ unbeaten run at 13

Vernon hands Penticton first shutout loss of the season, 4-0 at home Saturday

AlleyCats ally with Penticton artist

Artist Terry Isaac gave up some space in his shop at Cherry Lane to help out the AlleyCats Alliance

AlleyCats ally with Penticton artist

Artist Terry Isaac gave up some space in his shop at Cherry Lane to help out the AlleyCats Alliance

Column: The Giller Prize

Fall is awards season for Canadian authors. The big three literary prizes… Continue reading

Vintage Car Club raises funds for hospital

The Vintage Car Club of Canada, South Okanagan, recently donated $5,000 raised… Continue reading

Site C decision coming Monday

Premier John Horgan to announce fate of dam project at B.C. legislature

California couple name daughter after Revelstoke

Revy Elle Atashroo was born on Nov. 27. Her name honours the town her parents loved exploring.

VIDEO: Vancouver Whitecaps acquire star striker Kei Kamara

Kamara has 103 goals and 39 assists in 298 appearances over 11 Major League Soccer seasons

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, but valuable health tool: study

UBC researchers found the iPhone underestimated steps by 21.5 per cent

VIDEO: ‘Last Jedi’ premiere kicks off with droids, Daisy Ridley

Latests Star Wars film premiered in style ahead of Dec. 15 theatre debut

Most Read