Game Day Recap: December 11, 2021

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Edge School (3) at Okanagan Hockey Academy (0) U15

It took just 1:09 for Edge to get on the board in the game, as Oliver McMillan scored his eighth goal of the season, which held up as the game-winner. Lincoln Martin found the back of the net in the third period on the power-play for his 17th goal of the season and Zee Jamal added an empty net goal late in the game. Adam Courchesne (5-2-0) made 27 saves for his second shutout of the season.

OHA Edmonton (4 OT) at RINK Kelowna (3) U15

Owen Downey (1G,1A) scored his 13th of the season in the first period and Dean Purkiss added back-to-back tallies in the second period to give RINK Kelowna a 3-0 advantage midway through the game. However, OHA Edmonton would respond with three goals in a 3:35 span, from Parker Fitzgerald (1G,2A), Calum Giese and Ewan Gillis to tie the game. The third period was scoreless, so overtime was needed, where Nolan Schmidt would score the game-winner for OHAE.

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (0) at Edge School (6) U17 Prep

Edge School outshot Pilot Mound Academy 51-16, converting six times as they improved to 11-2-0 on the season. Austin Gallagher is credited with the game-winning goal after he opened the scoring in the final seconds of the first period with his 22nd goal of the season. Jettson Koch (2G,1A) scored a pair and added an assist and Ethan Adair (1G,1A) notched his 13th goal of the season for Edge. Gabe Bergeron (6-1-0) earned his sixth win and second shutout with a 16-save performance. 

Prairie Hockey Academy (0) at RINK Winnipeg (10) U15 Prep

Nine skaters had multipoint efforts for RINK Winnipeg, who hit double digits on the scoresheet, scoring 10 goals and allowing none against Prairie Hockey Academy. Graham Jones (6A) had six assists, Wyatt Stinton (2G,2A) scored twice and had a four-point game, as did Shea Chornley (3G,1A), who registered a hat-trick for RHA Winnipeg. Burke Hood (4-1-0) wasn’t overly busy between the pipes, but stopped all 16 shots he faced for his second shutout. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme (5) at Yale Hockey Academy (0) U15

Jett Quaschnick scored the go-ahead goal (17:20) on the power-play to give Northern Alberta Xtreme the lead after twenty minutes of play. Sawyer Dingman (1G,2A), Dalin Hannah, Nathan Guenther (1G,1A) and Carter Hillaby (1G,1A) all tallied in the second period to round out the scoring for Edge in the game, while Jordan Duguay (3A) added three assists. Parker Snell (7-1-0) made 24 saves for his first shutout of the season.

Notre Dame (1) at OHA Edmonton (5) U15 Prep

Joby Baumuller put Notre Dame up a goal in the first period with his sixth of the season, but that was all the offense the Hounds would get. Julian Maze (2G) scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner and Ladden McFadden scored his 17th goal of the season to extend his scoring streak to six games. 

South Alberta Hockey Academy (3) at RINK Winnipeg (4 SO) U18 Prep

Both teams traded goals throughout the game to end up tied at the end of regulation. Elijah Anderson, Matthew MacPherson (1G,1A) and Ephram McNutt scored for South Alberta Hockey Academy while Peyton Bateman (2G) scored a pair and Gavin Hodnett added his 11th of the season for RINK Winnipeg. A shootout was needed to determine a winner, where the lone goal was scored by Bateman to help RHA Winnipeg improve to 14-6-0-2 on the season. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (3) at Yale Hockey Academy (4) U18 Prep

The game was tied after twenty minutes with Eric Martin and Carson Lesiuk scoring for Pacific Coast Academy, while Jordan Keller and Marshall Finnie scored for Yale Hockey Academy. Ryan Michael (PP) and Pierce Whyte both scored in the second period to give YHA the two goal edge which ultimately proved to be enough, Nathan Gossoo would score his eighth goal for PCHA late in the third period to make it close but Brady Smith (7-2-0-1)  held on between the pipes, turning aside 21 shots for his seventh win. 

Edge School (6) at RINK Winnipeg (1) U16 Prep

Edge improved to 13-2-0 on the season with a win over RINK Winnipeg, outshooting them 54-17 in the game. Yibin Yoo (2G,1A), Nolan DuPont (3A) and Zachary Manuel (3A) each had three-point performances for Edge, while Brenner Fyfe (8-1-0) earned his eighth win between the pipes for Edge this season, stopping 20 of 21 shots he faced on Saturday.

St. George’s School (5) at Delta Hockey Academy (1) U18 Prep

Hunter McInnes (1G,1A) scored his first goal of the season just 27-seconds into the first period to give St.George’s school an early lead over Delta Hockey Academy, but Rajun Parmar responded for Delta Hockey Academy late in the frame (15:09) to tie the game. In the second period, Blake Cotton (2G) notched his ninth of the season and Pavi Bandesha (1G,1A) added some insurance in the third period, as the Saints improved to 10-5-0 on the year. Delta outshot St.George’s 61-47 in the game, but witnessed a solid goaltending performance from Jaiden Sharma (8-2-0) who made 60 saves for his eighth win of the season.

Delta U18 (5) at Delta U17 (2) Female Prep

Delta U18 earned their eighth win of the season, outshooting Delta U17 48-16 in the process. Jordan Baxter (2G) now has 15 goals on the year following a two-goal performance for Delta U18, while Lainey Joyce (2A) and Ella Dunn (2A) each had two assists. Tayler Cohen (4-0-1) has yet to lose in regulation this season, making 14 saves on 16 shots for her fourth win.

St. George’s School (2) at Yale Hockey Academy (9) U17 Prep

It was a big win for Yale Hockey Academy (10-4-0-1), who put nine goals on the board to defeat St.George’s School (12-4-1-1) on Saturday. Jesse Heslop (4A) led the way offensively for Yale Hockey Academy with four assists, while Luke Cozens (2G,1A) and Braeden Cootes (2G,1A) each scored a pair of goals and added an assist. Ethan Eskrit (5-1-0-1) earned his fifth win for YHA this season, turning aside 34 of 36 shots.

BWC Academy (1) at RINK Kelowna (4) U16 Prep

Cole Balkovec (3A) had three assists while Bronson Ross (PP), Crew True-Jewell, Callas Pierce and Ethan MacKenzie scored goals for RINK Kelowna who improved to 14-2-1 on the season. Gavin Pomeroy (11-1-0) picked up his 11th win in net, turning aside 19 BWC Academy shots for his fourth win in as many starts.

BWC Academy (6/OT) at Okanagan Hockey Academy (5) U15 Prep

The two teams traded first period goals before OHA would score two goals 1:02 apart early in the second. But BWC Academy would respond with four straight to close out the second period. In the third OHA would find the game tying goal with a little over 13 minutes remaining. Both goalies would hold strong the rest of the way, forcing overtime, where Adam Boatter would score a power play marker just 38 seconds into the extra frame. Jack Bakker (1G,2A) and Pryce Thiessen (1G,2A) would lead all skaters with three points. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (1) at International Hockey Academy (1) U17 Prep

IHA outshot PMHA 56-28 in a 3-1 win. PMHA opened the scoring 8:16 into the first on a Lazarus Constant goal but IHA would respond with three straight. Chad Christensen would tie things in the first before Tason Swampy and Rylan Wempe scored 1:08 apart in the second period. Mason Cottreau made 27 stops to earn the win. Kayden Big Plume (2A) and Kaelan Bodnarchuk (2A) each had two assists. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (1) at West Van Academy (2/OT) U18 Prep

Emmett Nordin would score 5:38 into the second period to give OHA a 1-0 lead. Spencer Clarehout would tie things up with 5:09 remaining in the game when he scored his second of the season. The two teams would head to overtime, with OHA in search of their first win of the year. But Ethan Rosenoff would score off the rush with just 10 seconds remaining as West Van defeated OHA 2-1. Sevek Sian made 42 saves for West Van, while Jasper Tait stopped 25 of 27 for OHA. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme (7) at Notre Dame (1) U16 Prep

Seven different skaters scored for NAX and Spencer Michnik (15/16) allowed just one goal as NAX defeated Notre Dame 7-1. Owen Berge (2A), Hyde Davidson (1G,1A), Jaxon Haley (1G,1A), Reis Nyland (1G,1A), Dylan Ronald (2A), and Brock Souch (1G,1A) all recorded multiple points for NAX, who twice scored less than 30 seconds after a previous goal. Logan Gee scored the only third period goal, ending the Michnik shutout bid. 

RINK Kelowna (4) at BWC Academy (5) U18 Prep

Justin Ivanusec (2G) would give BWC Academy an early lead but Tij Iginla would score just 33 seconds later to tie the game. Carson Wetsch (1G,2A) and Ryder Ritchie (1G,1A) would round out the first period scoring as the first period ended tied at two. Seth Tansem (2G,1A) would score 1:15 into the second but Cameron Sytsma would respond 1:02 later. Diego Buttazzoni would score with just one second remaining in the period to give BWC Academy the lead. Ivanusec would score the eventual game winner just 1:35 into the final frame. Tansem would score with 42 seconds remaining to bring RHA Kelowna within one, but they were unable to find the equalizer. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (5) at St. George’s School (3) U15 Prep

Amadeo Sim (1G,1A) opened the scoring 5:23 into the game but PCHA would score three straight in less than four minutes to grab a 3-1 lead heading into the third. Eli Barrett would score 51 seconds and Brenden Morgan would score midway through the period, but Hudson Closson (1G,2A) would score in between those goals as PCHA held a 4-3 lead after 40. Jace McFaul would add an empty netter with 34 seconds left to seal the deal for PCHA. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (3/OT) at Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (2) U16 Prep

OHA held a 2-0 lead after 40 thanks to goals from Cameron Norrie (1G,1A) and Ethan Hamilton. But Austin Garrett would score just 13 seconds into the third and Kobe Sawyer would score 5:47 later as PCHA tied the game and forced OT. In overtime Brayden Gosselin would score his third of the season to give OHA the lead. Landon Garbitt made 55 saves to earn the win. 

OHA Edmonton (2) at Prairie Hockey Academy (5) U16 Prep

It was a busy first period as PHA was up 3-2 after 20. They would add second and third period goals to skate to a 5-2 win. Willy Broda made 32 stops and Bryson Aikens (2G) scored twice for Prairie. Ty Gordon and Connor Kowalchuk scored for OHA Edmonton. 

St. George’s School (1) at West Van Academy (2) U15

Nic Collins scored the lone first period goal and Vlad Ursache’s first goal of the season ended up as the game winner as West Van opened up the game with a 2-0 lead 31:58 in. Isaac Derksen would score his first of the season, beating Sante Bove (32/33) with 47 seconds remaining in the second to get St. George’s on the board. A scoreless third would see the game end 2-1 in favour of West Van. Kyle Taylor made 36 saves for St. George’s in the loss. 

Delta Hockey Academy (4) at West Van Academy (0) U16 Prep

Delta outhshot West Van 43-28 and scored twice in the first and again in the third in a 4-0 win. Sheldon Alexander, Daegun Chong, Zach Panalakis and Andrew VanGaalen (1G,1A) all scored for Delta in the win. Brayden Burrows earned his first shutout of the season, while Dwayne-Paul Cruz stopped 39 of 43 in the loss.