GAME DAY RECAP: December 2, 2023

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Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (3) vs Shawnigan Lake School (4) U15 Prep

Kaelen Rusjan (1G, 1A) opened the scoring for PCHA just 32 seconds in. Cache Thomas would respond for Shawnigan 7:07 into the first. Darwin Ketch, Charlie Kittleson (1G, 1A) and Carson Peet all scored their third goals of the season early in the second as Shawnigan grabbed a 4-1 lead. Kieran Wilson would bring PCHA within one heading into the third, finding the back of the net with 51 seconds remaining. Trailing by two, Phoenix Moyer-Isram scored on the power play with 49 seconds left in the game but it was too little, too late as Donagh Esler-Twiss (42/45) denied PCHA a game tying goal. 

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (2) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (4) U17 Prep

After a scoreless first, Lukas Lima (1G, 1A) would get Delta Green on the board 3:33 into the second. Preston Peterson would tie the game 1:35 later, but Dalton Toma (1G, 2A) would regain the lead 40 seconds after that. Tanner Livingston’s fourth of the season would again tie the game, just 2:22 later. Nathaniel Danielson (1G, 1A) and Otto Spofforth each scored power play goals late in the third to secure a Delta Green victory. 

Shawnigan Lake School (4) vs BWC Academy (3) U18 Prep

Matthew Jackson scored with one second remaining in the first to give Shawnigan a 1-0 lead after 20. Eli McKamey (1G, 2A) and William Shepard would trade second period goals. The third started off with a bang as Joshua Polak scored 38 seconds in. Trevor Oishi (1G, 1A) responded 1:22 later, but Polak (2G, 1A) restored the two goal cushion 53 seconds after that. Daniel Morozov (1G, 1A) would bring BWC Academy back within one with 9:54 left to play, buta 40 save performance from Mathis Perron (40/43) clinched a Shawnigan victory. 

St. Mary’s High School (1) vs Delta Hockey Academy (6) U18 Prep

Jordan Martin opened the scoring with his first goal of the season with 5:16 left in the first. Stefan Couloures would tie the game 3:04 into the second. Dane Pyatt (2G, 1A) would restore the Delta lead 1:05 later and Jovan Sandhu, Cole Brown, Jackson DeGraves (1G, 2A) and Pyatt would add insurance markers. Armaan Kaila (16/17) made 16 saves in net for the win. 

OHA Edmonton (3) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (4/OT) U18 Prep

Cooper Labelle and Koy Funk (1G, 2A) scored late in the first as RHA Winnipeg led 2-0 after 20. The game would be tied after two periods of play thanks to goals from Jason Walia and Nolan Schmidt (2G). Schmidt would score 1:13 into the third to give OHA Edmonton their first lead of the game before Leo Seitz (1G, 1A) found the back of the net for the first time this season to force OT. In overtime Kayden Turner needed just 25 seconds to score his third of the season and secure a 4-3 RHA Winnipeg victory. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme (12) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (0) U18 Prep

Jordan Duguay (3G, 1A) and Torretto Marrelli (3G, 2A) each recorded hat-tricks as NAX defeated PMHA 12-0. Sam Saskiw (8/8) was tasked with making just eight saves to record the shutout. Quinn Burfoot (47/59) made 47 saves for PMHA in the loss. 

Calgary International Hockey Academy (12) vs OHA Edmonton (1) U17 Prep

CIHA scored 12 goals, including 7 in the third, as they defeated OHA Edmonton Saturday afternoon. Noah Milford (2G, 3A) led all skaters with five points while teammates Jack Coghlan (2G), Kaden Hayes (2G) and Oliver Kramp (2G, 1A) each scored twice. Jack Pettipas broke the Cole Prelusky (25/26) shutout bid with 6:12 remaining. 

North Shore Warriors (5) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (1) U15 Prep

Ryan Franklin’s first of the season gave Delta Black a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. But North Shore would come out strong in the second scoring five unanswered. Cruze Kopeck, Chase Vossenaar (1G, 1A), Lucas Lekakis (1G, 1A), Casey Pearson (1G, 1A) and Peter Banicevic (1G, 1A) all scored second period tallies for North Shore. Oscar Hicik (35/36) made 35 saves in net for the win. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (3) vs Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Black (4/SO) U17 Prep

A Brock Heidecker shorthanded goal gave RHA Kelowna Black a 1-0 first period lead. Seth Flett and Caleb Bedard scored less than three minutes apart as OHA pulled ahead. Reid Rabinovitch tied the game heading into the third. Aidan Fisher’s (1G, 1A) unassisted tally with 3:57 remaining gave RHA Kelowna Black a late advantage but Kadyn O’Brien would tie the game with just 13 seconds left. In the shootout, Sartaj Dhami (40/43) stopped all three OHA shooters and Ryder Mead scored in the first round against Micah Davidson (33/36) as RHA Kelowna Black took home a 4-3 win. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme Blue (3/OT) vs Edge School Maroon (2) U17 Prep

Eric Wagman opened the scoring for Edge Maroon 11:13 into the first. Kyle Dodd tied the game and a Grady Wedman short handed goal gave NAX Blue the lead heading into the third. Affiliate player Reeve Waugh would tie the game 8:08 into the third. Parker Snell (31/33) and Brooke Davis (40/43) would keep the game tied heading into OT where Jacob Harkness would fire a rocket bar down to give NAX Blue the 3-2 win. 

Champions Hockey Academy U17 (3) vs Mount Academy U18 (4/SO) Eastern U18

Alex Levesque scored shorthanded in the first and Ty Mulcahy scored 2:36 into the second as Champions led 2-0 early on. Anthony Molloy (1G, 1A) would get Mount on the board in the second but a Carter Clark power play goal restored the two goal cushion heading into the third. Lucas Achim and Loic Luder scored 1:54 apart midway through the third to tie the game and force overtime. After OT solved nothing, Achim and Jesse Gauthier both beat Martin Hackenberg (32/35) and Jason Tremblay (31/34) stopped two of three Champions shooters to give Mount a 4-3 victory. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy White (0) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (5) U17 Prep

Lucas Szulc (33/33) made 33 saves for his second shutout of the 2023/24 campaign. Will Sumner (1G, 1A) scored in the first, Kaydin Halladay (2G, 1A) in the second, and Jackson Cripps, Halladay and Drezden Bertsch (1G, 1A) in the third to give Delta Black a 5-0 win. Parker Parrish (38/43) was in net for PCHA White in the loss. 

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (5) vs North Shore Warriors (6) U18 Prep

Esteban Labelle opened the scoring for CDA but Liam Payne (3G) responded with 2 goals in a span of 42 seconds for NSW. Deacon Drummond’s eighth of the season would extend the lead heading into the second. Logan Deuling (1G, 2A) found the back of the net for the first time this season as CDA came within one after 40. CJ Watson (1G, 1A) tied the game 1:27 into the third but Payne countered 1:12 later. A Max Jackson (1G, 1A) goal 33 seconds later would again tie the game before Shane Purves (1G, 2A) regave NSW a one goal cushion. The lead was short lived as James Ghebbari tied the game 53 seconds later. Nicholas Morin (1G, 2A) scored the North Shore go-ahead goal 2:25 after that and they would refuse to give up the lead the rest of the way. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (3) vs St. George’s School (1) U18 Prep

Connor Pankratz opened the scoring for St. George’s with his 12th goal of the season. Tim Schutz would tie the game in the first with a shorthanded marker, his first goal of the season. After a scoreless second, Mathis Preston scored the go-ahead goal on the power play with 6:39 remaining. Liam Ruck (1G, 1A) would secure the victory, scoring an empty net goal with five seconds left to play. Conner Nicolson (36/37) made 36 saves and recorded an assist on the empty net goal. Austin Ball (29/31) was charged with the loss. 

Ontario Hockey Academy Gold (2) vs Bourget College (8) Eastern U18

Olivier Belanger (2G, 2A) and Antoine Demers (2G, 2A) each had two goals and two assists to lift Bourget College to an 8-2 win over OHA Gold. Alexis Gauthier (1G, 1A), Lucas Goncalves (1G, 1A), William Lefebvre (1G, 1A) and Marc-Antoine Riopel (1G, 1A) scored the other goals for Bourget in the win. Nico Cervenak and Thorvald Naess scored for OHA Gold in the loss. Roey Vered (14/16) and Hakon Eskeland (40/48) were in net for their respective teams. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (2) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (11) U15 Prep

Anthony Bedard (3G), Cohen Lewko (3G, 2A) and Isaac Sousa (3G, 1A) each recorded hat-tricks, Nolan Harding (4A) and Graeme Pickering (4A) had four assists and Jake Ritson (1G, 2A) and Drayden Uhrina each scored once as RHA Winnipeg defeated PMHA 11-2. Forrest Karlson (1G, 1A) and Cole Landreville scored for PMHA in the loss. 

Prairie Hockey Academy White (6) vs Notre Dame (3) U17 Prep

PHA White scored three times in a span of 2:34 as Hudson Thiessen (2G) and Austin Gammon found the back of the net in the first. Liam McCloy (1G, 1A) would get Notre Dame on the board in the second and goals from Jakob Boekelder and Ryan Kowalsky tied the game 4:00 into the third. Hunter Toth scored the go-ahead goal 5:44 later, Griffin Horne (1G, 1A) added an insurance marker with 1:47 to play and Ryland Molde scored an empty netter with 48 seconds left to secure the win. Carter Hudyma (3A) assisted on all three Notre Dame goals. Georgi Milanov (29/32) and Sam Koester (34/39) manned their respective nets. 

St. George’s School (3) vs Shawnigan Lake School (6) U17 Prep

Shawnigan Lake came flying out the gates in the first period racking up four goals to put them ahead by three at the end of the period. Cole Mekelberg (2G) and Ronan Murphy would add another two for Shawnigan come the second despite only picking up four shots. Stefan Kostin (33/36) simply had St. George’s number this afternoon, stopping 26/28 shots in the final two frames.

Northern Alberta Xtreme White (0) vs Edge School Gold (3) U17 Prep

It was a Saturday to remember for Holden Murphy (38/38) who turned anything NAX White threw his way aside. Edge Gold’s offence would chip in one each period to post a final score of 3-0. AJ Tarnowski would walk away with the GWG, but the real first star is in the palms of Murphy.

Edge School (5) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (1) Female U18 Prep

Shannon Pearson (1G, 2A), Jordyn Rivett (1G, 2A) and Jennifer Keller (1G, 2A) would all supply three-point efforts in Saturday’s victory over NAX. Alexis Ehrman (29/30) brought her A-game to the table as well, fending off 29-shots and helping pitch in on four penalty kills. 

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (6/OT) vs Yale Hockey Academy (5) U18 Prep

McCarthy Richardson got the game started off with a short side snipe for his fifth consecutive game with a goal. Then Brandon Wheat Kings prospect, Giorgos Pantelas, found himself on the scoresheet just over a minute later. Yale would shake things up in the second, getting loose after a powerplay goal from Tommy Lafreniere. Lucas Biros (1G, 1A) would add another soon after to tie things up at 2-2. RHA Kelowna would rally one back, but Yale left the period on top after Levi Benson (1G, 3A) and Logan Flint put home tallies themselves. Come the third, Joe Iginla (1G, 2A) would make things even once again but the real game changer came on the penalty kill. Callum Stone (1G, 1A) would sacrifice the body for a huge block on Lafreniere. Eventually, this block allowed Iginla and Cameron Norrie to break out on a 2-on-1 where they would take the lead. Further RHA Kelowna penalty trouble led to another Yale powerplay where this time Jacob Henderson would blast home his first of the season. In overtime, Yale bobbled a pass deep in RHA Kelowna’s zone, Stone recognized the gap in defence and sprung on to a breakaway where he’d make no mistake, sealing the statement victory for RHA Kelowna.

Yale Hockey Academy (3) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy Blue (6) U17 Prep

Even after succumbing to the opening goal and a shorter bench, PCHA Blue managed to fight their way over Yale with an all-around team effort. Elliot Lee and Reece Miyoshi (1G, 1A) would both score their first goals of the season while Ashton Fummerton (37/40) picked up his fourth win of the season in a 37-save performance. All but two skaters picked up points for PCHA Blue in this victory.

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (3) vs St. George’s School (2) U15

RHA Kelowna and St. George’s would trade tallies for the first two periods of this matchup. Come the third, Jack Leslie (2A) would break down the right wing with the puck before finding Cole Hamakawa on the backdoor for the one-timer. RHA Kelowna would hold on to this lead and even killed off a late St. George’s powerplay to put the cherry on top. 

Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (3) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (6) U18 Prep

Trace Anderson (3G, 1A) found his offensive touch in this performance versus Wenatchee, picking up a hat-trick in just over 20-minutes of play. Along with Anderson, Jordan Ramsay (2G) and Aangid Manhas (1G, 3A) also put up impressive statlines. Fischer Nicolet (2G) would score two third period markers for Wenatchee, but it wasn’t enough to dig themselves out of the initial 6-1 hole they were in.

Delta Hockey Academy Green (3) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (7) U15 Prep

Things were shaking up to be a tight match after the first period of play, drawn at 2-2 with Delta goalie Matthew Wong (54/61) turning away 20-shots in the period alone. However, RHA Kelowna would find their rhythm in the second, scoring three consecutive goals including a shorthanded tally from Finn Howes (2G). Jack Morgan would ease the bleeding in the third with a powerplay goal, but another two markers from Hudson Podollan (1G, 2A) and Riley Kennedy were enough to bury the one U15 Prep team that was yet to lose in regulation.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (0) vs STAR Hockey Academy (6) U15

Daniel Makovetskiy got STAR Hockey Academy started on the right foot with a snipe just 4:01 into the game. Beorn Beck would add another to STAR’s total just 36-seconds later. STAR would go on to tally another two goals in each period going forward while Erik Sims (10/10) comfortably sat in net for his first shutout of the season.

OHA Edmonton (2) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (3) U15 Prep

Thayne Wasyluk (1G, 1A) opened up the scoring for NAX. OHA Edmonton’s Walker Filewich added another later in the frame but this would be traded back with NAX thanks to Jackson Tetreault. NAX would pepper Cole Chorostkowski (36/39) with 16-shots in the second period but couldn’t add to their lead. However, Trey Bohlken (1G, 1A) would find the back of the net in the third for his first of the season which would go on to be the GWG.

BWC Academy (3) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (7) U15 Prep

Eli Tverdovsky (4G) stole the show with a four goal performance, tallying at least one goal every period for OHA. However, BWC Academy started this game on top, leading 3-2 in the second period. A late Tverdovsky goal tied things up in the second and four unanswered by OHA was enough to bury BWC Academy on their home turf.

St. George’s School (8) vs Yale Hockey Academy (1) U15 Prep

St. George’s powerplay went an astounding 4/4 over Yale in the late game on Saturday. The 2010-born skaters Louis Oscar Holowaychuk (1G, 3A) and Kain Martinuik (2G, 1A) were leading the charge once again, linking for a combined seven points, just as they did on Friday. Cash Christie (33/34) also put in a valued effort between the pipes, holding the strong Yale offence to only one goal on 34-shots. Shaun Hildebrandt would score the lone goal for Yale.