GAME DAY RECAP: December 3, 2023

Photo Credit: Garrett James Photography

Northern Alberta Xtreme (2) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (3/OT) U18 Prep

Lucas Bertolin broke the ice, polishing off a backhand finish on the breakaway to put RHA Winnipeg ahead after one. However, Brek Liske would rifle home a wrister in the second to patch things up at one-a-piece until Wyatt Stinton put RHA Winnipeg back in the driver’s seat later in the frame. Halfway through the third, Daxon Rudolph would spot an open Jordan Duguay who would make no mistake slipping one five-hole to force an eventual overtime. It didn’t take long for Red Deer Rebels prospect, Tate Dolinsky (1G, 1A), to provide an answer in the extra frame, roofing a backhand just 40-seconds in to clinch the victory for RHA Winnipeg. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy White (0) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (1) U17 Prep

Defence and goaltending was the name of the game in Sunday’s showdown between Delta Black and PCHA White. Jake Poblete (35/35) and Anders Reyes (38/39) were both perfect through forty minutes of play. It wasn’t until Dylan Duquette walked over PCHA White’s blueline early in the third before the score would shift, wiring a wrister over the blocker side of Reyes. Poblete would hold out for the shutout making 35-saves in the effort, backing Delta Black to their second straight victory.

OHA Edmonton (9) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (1) U18 Prep

Dylan Konschuh (2G, 1A) and Spencer Brazel (2G) got the ball rolling in the first period for OHA Edmonton with some powerplay justice. Cayden Adams would walk away with a goal for Pilot Mound as well. However, OHA Edmonton would storm off for six unanswered for the rest of the match. Patrick Sopiarz (1G, 2A) and Hunter Yanick (3A) were main contributors in this offensive push. 

St. Mary’s High School (0) vs BWC Academy (15) U18 Prep

Every BWC Academy skater registered a point versus St. Mary’s High School Sunday morning. Kamloops Blazers prospect, Ty Bonkowski (4G, 2A), led the charge with a six-point effort. Ashton Beriana (2G, 3A), Trevor Oishi (1G, 4A) and Ryan Harris (1G, 4A) all picked up five-point games in the process as well. Preston Lewis (9/9) fought off all nine St. Mary’s shots for his second shutout of the weekend.

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (1) vs Delta Hockey Academy (6) U18 Prep

Delta opened the scoring with four unanswered goals over Coeur d’Alene. Ryan Lin (1G, 2A) and Damian Kravcak (1G, 2A) were the main contributors in Delta’s offence while Armaan Kaila (27/28) continued his strong weekend with a 27-save performance.

Delta Hockey Academy Black (3) vs Shawnigan Lake School (4) U15 Prep

Shawnigan entered the third period possessing a 3-1 lead. However, Delta Black had an offensive surge after an early goal from Davin Hart (2G). Hudson Albert would follow up halfway through the frame with another for Delta to force a tie. With 3:02 remaining, Henri Zhao (2G) would whack home a loose puck in close for his second of the game and the ultimate game winner, leading Shawnigan Lake to their second consecutive victory.

St. George’s School (1) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy Blue (6) U17 Prep

Between a five-point effort from Jed Lake (3G, 2A) and a 50-save performance from Braxton Becker (50/51), PCHA Blue was able to take down St. George’s. It was a 1-1 game early on thanks to Sam Auld, but thanks to a strong latter half to the period PCHA Blue was able to establish a lasting presence. Tristan Gravenor (2G, 2A) also picked up four-points in the match.

Yale Hockey Academy (5) vs North Shore Warriors (7) U15

Conor Nicolson (4G, 2A) and Ethan Mah (2G, 2A) were on a mission in Sunday’s matchup with Yale, combining for 10-points. Nicolson played a part in each NSW powerplay goal and would score the eventual game winner off of a nice forecheck on the opposition’s blueline. Owen Hurlbut (21/26) held out enough for the victory.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (3) vs STAR Hockey Academy (4) U15

PCHA’s powerplay accounted for each goal they scored Sunday morning, starting off with Sebatian Quast’s opening goal. However, Nathan Langhelm would score a powerplay goal for STAR later on in the period to tie things up before the ice clean. STAR took off for two goals in the second, including a one-timer off of a one-handed pass by top scorer Daniel Makovetskiy (3A). PCHA would fight back and score two more in the third, but Ronin Brunner scored the difference maker late in the third to crush any hope of a PCHA comeback. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (1) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (11) U15 Prep

Gage Kiselbach (3G, 1A) led the way for RHA Kelowna with a hat-trick performance. Jack Brown (1G, 3A), Kesler Hamilton (1G, 2A) and Brady Keith (1G, 2A) were some other notable benefactors in this offensive landslide. Only two RHA Kelowna skaters were left off of the scoresheet.  

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (3) vs Delta Hockey Academy (2) U15

After three goals were scored on a combined 11-shots, nothing would get past either goalie after a combined 33-shots were fired in the second period. Delta had the disadvantage entering the third still down by one. Colton Brum would brighten Delta’s day with a powerplay rebound halfway through the third. However, after a turnover in the defensive end, RHA Kelowna’s Kyler Stocks was in all alone and made no mistake firing one past Jack Utsonomiya (34/37) for the eventual game winner.

Shawnigan Lake School (6) vs North Shore Warriors (3) U18 Prep

North Shore exploded onto the scene in the second period, coming back from an early deficit to build a 3-2 lead after a two goal swing in 13-seconds thanks to a Dylan Ruff wraparound. Shawnigan would find their footing again soon after NSW took the lead. Eli McKamey would absolutely wire one home on the powerplay to tie things back up at 3-3. Then soon after, Joshua Polak (1G, 1A) would score yet another powerplay goal to put Shawnigan back on top before the end of the second. Matt Patry (2G) and Ryan Turner (1G, 1A) would add another two 1:09 apart for Shawnigan to cement their victory over NSW.

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (3/SO) vs St. George’s School (2) U18 Prep

St. George’s would start the game on top with a 2-0 lead late into the second period thanks to goals from Liam Magnuson and Charlie Weaver. However, Cage Smith would bring RHA Kelowna’s deficit down to one with 12-seconds left in the second period. Then early in the third, Cameron Norrie would put home one of his own to tie the game at two-a-piece. The game would eventually lead into a shootout where a whopping 14-rounds were needed to find a winner. The winning goal would come from an unlikely source, 6 ‘6 defenceman Hudson Roberge who is yet to register a point this season yielded the game winning attempt,  helping RHA Kelowna end their weekend. RHA Kelowna took each game this weekend past sixty-minutes and won each one.

Okanagan Hockey Academy (4) vs Yale Hockey Academy (5/OT) U15 Prep

Backed by four power play goals including one 40 seconds into overtime, Yale defeated OHA 5-4. Tristan Hoko (1G, 1A) and Eli Tverdovsky (1G, 1A) scored in the first while Cohen Handby (1G, 1A) found the back of the net 2:45 into the second as OHA led 3-0. Zephyr Harms (2G) would get Yale on the board 38 seconds later and goals from Braeden Malenchak and Shaun Hildebrandt (2G, 2A) saw the game tied after 40. Harms would give Yale their first lead 5:47 into the third but a late Colton Deschamps goal tied the game to force OT. Hildebrandt’s second of the game would give Yale the 5-4 OT win. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme (2) vs Edge School (4) Female U18 Prep

Madison Berven opened the scoring for NAX 3:27 in. Mara Draper would respond 1:12 later and Kara Mitenko scored the go-ahead goal late in the first. Jordyn Rivett scored the eventual game winner 8:25 into the second period. Megan Dolynchuk would bring NAX back within one exactly midway through the game. Jorja Dezainde secured the Edge victory, scoring her first of the season with 2:54 remaining in the game. Megs Thiessen (27/29) made 27 saves to record the win. Ava Antle (27/31) was in net for the loss. 

Calgary International Hockey Academy (8) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (3) U17 Prep

Hunter Kelso and Ryan Pedersen (2G) would get things started for CIHA in the first. Brendan Hurley would get SAHA on the board less than two minutes later but Pedersen responded 18 seconds after that. Garrison Peck and Berkley Kufflick scored 1:01 apart in the second to tie the game 3-3. Gabriel Iervella (1G, 1A) scored the go-ahead goal 1:31 later and CIHA would not look back as Kaden Hayes, Zee Jamal (1G, 1A) and Lincoln Martin (2G, 2A) all found the back of the net en route to an 8-3 win. 

Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (1) vs Yale Hockey Academy (5) U18 Prep

Adam M’Hamed (2G) scored twice, Hunter Aura (1G, 2A) had three points, and Logan Flint (2A) and Ilija Majkic (2A) each recorded two assists as Yale defeated Wenatchee 5-1. Tommy Lafreniere and Noah Marshall scored the other Yale goals while Nathan Kam (12/13) needed to make just 12 saves in net. Carson Fowler (35/40) made 35 stops and Sheldon Wilson scored the lone goal for Wenatchee. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (4) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (7) U18 Prep

Jordan Ramsay scored his ninth of the season to open the scoring for PCHA. Liam Ruck (1G, 1A) and Mathis Preston (1G, 1A) countered for OHA, scoring 2:02 apart. David Hoy (1G, 1A) and Markus Ruck (2G, 1A) added second period goals. Jase Johnstone brought PCHA back within two before Markus Ruck and Kayden Clarke scored 23 seconds apart. Ryker Rougeau and Parker MacDougall (1G, 2A) would give PCHA late life but a Brody Martin (1G, 1A) empty net, shorthanded goal secured the OHA win. 

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

Reidar Armstrong and Hubert Larose (1G, 1A) scored 53 seconds apart as Prairie Blue grabbed a quick 2-0 advantage. Micah Pimm (1G, 1A) scored midway through the frame to cut the deficit to one. Jaxin Karst (2G, 1A) scored twice in the second for PHA Blue, with a Callum Biers power play goal for Notre Dame Red sandwiched in between. Chadrick Schulz (1G, 1A) scored shorthanded for PHA Blue before Brodyn Pladson (1G, 1A) and Caleb Debruyne traded late goals. Riley Brown (39/42) and Owen MacLean (45/51) played for their respective teams. 

North Shore Warriors (3) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (6) U15 Prep

After a scoreless first Chase Vossenaar gave North Shore a lead 57 seconds into the second. Treyce Pavlic (2G) responded for Delta Green 13 seconds later, starting a run of four unanswered as Max Pyatt (1G, 1A), Pavlic and Ryder Dunn (1G, 1A) all scored. Jaidyn Bhandari (1G, 1A) would halt the run 33 seconds after Dunn had scored, but Jack Morgan’s (1G, 1A) 11th of the season gave Delta Green a three goal cushion heading into the final period. Kayden Pratt and Casey Pearson traded goals to close out the game as Delta Green outshot North Shore 71-20 in a 6-3 win. 

BWC Academy (1) vs St. George’s School (4) U15 Prep

Brock Cripps (2G, 2A) scored his 19th of the season and Kain Martinuik (2G) scored twice in a span of 44 seconds as St. George’s led 3-0 after 20. Richard Wonyeneh found the back of the net for his 11th of the season to get BWC Academy on the board in the second. Cripps would secure the win with his 20th goal, 5:44 into the third. Les Toth (17/18) made 17 saves for the win while Liam Kellett (26/30) made 26 saves in defeat.