GAME DAY RECAP: December 5-7, 2023

Prairie Hockey Academy (2) vs Notre Dame (1) U15 Prep

Brady Robert (36/37) made 36 saves and Ramsey Thompson (2G) scored twice in the first period as Prairie defeated Notre Dame 2-1. Parker Banks got Notre Dame on the board midway through the third with a power play goal, his seventh of the season, but they were unable to find an equaliser. 

RHA Winnipeg vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy U17 Prep

Casey Magarell (2G, 1A) and Brody Wytinck scored 20 seconds apart less than 4 minutes into the first as the game remained tied  20. Wyatt Kelman (1G, 1A) scored  a power play goal 8:38 into the second to give RHA Winnipeg the 2-1 advantage after 40. Jett Deschamps, Magarrell and Nicklas Catellier all scored in the final 8:53 as RHA Winnipeg held on for a 5-1 win. Chase Charriere (24/25) and Piet Mierau (66/71) were in net for their respective teams. 

Indigenous Sports Academy vs Prairie Hockey Academy White U17 Prep

Cameron Beisal (29/29) made 29 saves to record his first shutout of the 2023/24 season. Griffin Horne provided all the offence PHA White would need, scoring just 35 seconds into the game. Grant Gliege added an insurance marker with a power play tally 8:14 into the second. Chauncy Jack (43/45) made 43 saves in the loss. 

Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (3) vs Delta Hockey Academy (5) U18 Prep

After a tightly knit opening frame, Delta would spring on to the scene in the second period with a three-goal burst. Jack Ferguson (1G, 1A) would break the ice, allowing Ryan Lin and Isa Guram (1G, 1A) to follow up with two powerplay goals. Mikhail Levaniuk (1G, 2A) would chip in on two third period markers for Wenatchee, but a goal from Dane Pyatt (1G, 1A) 7:05 into the frame put things just out of reach for the Washington academy.

OHA Edmonton (11) vs North Shore Warriors (2) U18 Prep

Only three OHA Edmonton skaters left the game without a point in their offensive onslaught over NSW. Kayden Lemire (2G, 2A) and Clarke Schaefer (1G, 3A) were the main dealers of damage in this one. OHA Edmonton’s defenders also accounted for four of OHA Edmonton’s goals and combined for a total of 11-points. Corbin Sanderman (29/31) walked away with the victory with a comfortable performance in OHA Edmonton’s start to the weekend.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (4/OT) vs Notre Dame (3) U15

After a quiet first period, Notre Dame and PCHA would split the scoring in the second with goals from Clive Harazny (1G, 1A) and Jack Crosman (1G, 1A) respectively. The scoring would open up in the third, but overtime would be needed to find a winner. It didn’t take long for PCHA to secure the victory with Nehemiah Plunkett (1G, 1A) being the beneficiary on the GWG.

Prairie Hockey Academy (3) vs BWC Academy (1) U18 Prep

James Campbell would open up the scoring for BWC Academy halfway through the first. Avery Johnson (3G) would later tie things up to close off a strong first period for PHA. BWC Academy would push hard for the rest of the match, piling on another 35-shots in the final two periods, but none of those would get past Gibson Horne (46/47) who was a stone wall after surrendering one in the first. On the other hand, Johnson would provide the rest of the offence for PHA, finishing off the natural hat-trick scoring each and every goal for his academy in an impressive win to start the showcase.

STAR Hockey Academy (7/OT) vs OHA Edmonton (6) U15

Both offences were firing all cylinders in Calgary Thursday morning with goals being scored left, right and centre. OHA Edmonton exited the first with the lead but things would be tied up after two with a bounce back from STAR. STAR would build a lead in the third after an early marker from Daniel Makovetskiy (1G, 1A) and a later goal from Beorn Beck. However, OHA Edmonton would claw back late and force an overtime thanks to a shorthanded tally from Brayden Tucker (1G, 2A) and a powerplay marker from Micah Montgomery (2G) with 42-seconds left. STAR wouldn’t let off the gas come the extra frame, scoring just 1:47 in thanks to the stick of Nathan Langhelm for his fourth goal of the campaign.

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (0) vs Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (3) U18 Prep

Coeur d’Alene would find their game winning goal sooner than expected thanks to the shutout performance from Merik Grinaker (17/17) who turned aside all 17-shots from Pilot Mound. Jace Williams walked away with the game winner while Esteban Labelle and Calvin Coppess added two more in the third to cushion CDA’s third win of the season.

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (4) vs Edge School (5/OT) U15

After a scoreless first, Remy Koch (1G, 1A) and Damien Lavallee scored to give Edge a 3-0 lead. Aiden Andrews (2G, 1A) would counter for RHA Kelowna, bringing the game to 3-1 heading into the third. Berkeley Reid and Jack Leslie each scored power play goals as RHA Kelowna tied the game 3-3. Andrews would then score 55 seconds later to give his team their first lead of the game. But Lavallee would tie the game with his hat-trick goal with just 12 seconds remaining. In overtime Alex Han scored unassisted 3:09 in to give Edge the 5-4 win. Kaidyn Thomas (28/32) and Dylan Mingo (42/47) were in net for their respective teams. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (0) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (9) U15

NAX (13-0-0) stayed unbeaten on the season with a 9-0 victory over OHA. The majority of the NAX offence came with a seven goal outburst in the second period. Bronsyn Mouille (4G), scored four times while Ahmad Fayad (2G, 2A) and Will Kelts (2G) each scored twice. Brady Ondrus (3A) added three assists and Tyson Moreland (19/19) made 19 saves for the shutout. 

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (3) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (4/SO) U18 Prep

Kansys Seney and Rowan Guest (1G, 1A) scored in the first while Trace Anderson added a goal in the third as PCHA led 3-0 half way through the hockey game. Cooper Labelle (1G, 1A) would find the back of the net for RHA Winnipeg with 34 seconds remaining in the second period. Lucas Bertolin brought his team within one and Koy Funk (1G, 1A) tied the game with 8:28 left to play. After OT solved nothing, Noah Kosick and Jordan Ramsay each scored in the shootout and Chayse Johnson (43/46), who stopped a second period penalty shot, stopped two of three in the shootout as PCHA took home a 4-3 win. 

Notre Dame (1) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (5) U18 Prep

Joe Iginla (1G, 1A) opened the scoring midway through the first with his eighth goal of the season. Brody Gillespie extended the lead with a power play goal 2:09 into the second before Owen Kinghan responded with a power play goal of his own 2:25 later. Affiliate Aidan Fisher extended the deficit midway through the second. Cameron Norrie (2G) scored twice in the third with Kelsen Podworny (2A) picking up assists on both goals. Elijah Henson (22/23) and Logan Salamondra (48/53) were in net for their respective teams. 

North Shore Warriors (5) vs Delta Hockey Academy (2) U15

Alexander Brent and Ethan Kitchen traded goals within the first 4:33 of the game. Kenzo Gibson (1G, 3A) scored the go-ahead goal and Riley Taylor (1G, 1A) added his fourth of the season as North Shore held a 3-1 advantage after 20. Brady Cyr brough Delta within one with the lone second period goal, his third of the season. But James Koch and Linkin Ashton (1G, 1A) each scored in the third and Ashton Sims (26/28) made 26 saves as North Shore defeated Delta 5-2. 

BWC Academy (2) vs Yale Hockey Academy (6) U15

Ethan Manan (1G, 1A), Elias Papadatos (1G, 1A), and Tanner Massey (2G, 1A) scored first period goals as Yale led 3-0 after 20. Bradley Ching (1G, 1A) and Nathan Da Silva scored less than two minutes apart early in the second to bring BWC Academy within striking distance. But it was all Yale from there as Kessler Hauser (1G, 1A) and Lucas Ward (1G, 1A) scored in the second and Massey added a third period tally. Nevin Connor (25/27) made 25 saves for the win. 

Calgary International Hockey Academy (3) vs St. George’s School (2) U18 Prep

Jerrett Ross and Hudson Ring each scored their second goals of the season 1:10 apart as CIHA held a 2-0 advantage after 20. Owen Miller would score the eventual game winner 7:11 into the second. Charlie Weaver and Connor Pankratz scored power play goals late in the second to bring St. George’s within one heading into the third but Nate Stevens (36/38) would shut the door in the third, making 10 saves in the final frame. 

Edge School (5) vs Yale Hockey Academy (3) U18 Prep

Evan Cook opened the scoring with his second goal of the season. It would take Maxim Shushkov (1G, 1A) just 2:02 to respond for Edge. Landon DuPont set-up affiliate player Luca Dufour for the back door tap-in to close out the first. Owen Cooper (2G, 1A) and Zach Olsen (1G, 1A) scored 1:52 apart, each on the power play, as Edge extended their lead in the second. Lucas Biros would get one back for Yale heading into the third. Grant Reid found the back of the net on the power play for Yale with just under nine minutes remaining, but a Cooper goal with 2:23 left secured a result in Edge’s favour. 

Notre Dame Red (3) vs Prairie Hockey Academy Blue (4) U17 Prep

Lewis Brown and Caleb Debruyne traded first period power play goals for their respective teams. A power play goal by Diezyl Hehr (1G, 1A) in the second gave Prairie Blue the lead heading into the third. Micah Pimm (2G) tied the game on the power play before Asher Watson (2G) restored the lead 1:32 later. Pimm would score again on the power play with 3:50 remaining to tie the game but a Watson power play goal with 1:33 remaining secured the Prairie Blue 4-3 win. 

St. George’s School (8) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (1) U15

Logan Okamura (2G, 1A) and Tarik Lammam (2G, 1A) each scored twice, Zach Lam (1G, 2A) added three points of his own, and Joffrey Chan (21/22) made 21 saves as St. George’s defeated PCHA 8-1. Liam McLean, Sam Miller (1G, 1A), and Nathaniel Moore (1G, 1A) scored the other St. George’s goals. Tyson Muir scored the lone PCHA goal while Shay Van Slyke (30/38) made 30 saves in defeat. 

South Alberta Hockey Academy (2) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (3/OT) U18 Prep

Mathis Preston opened the scoring with his 15th goal of the season 11:39 into the first. Carter Cunningham tied the game 1:49 into the second with his seventh on the year. Drew Williamson gave SAHA their first lead 1:07 into the third period but Ethan Hamilton (2G) tied the game and forced OT. Hamilton would remain the hero for OHA, scoring with 27 seconds left in the extra frame. Conner Nicolson (35/37) earned the win while Marek Schlenker (46/49) was charged with the loss. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme (9) vs Shawnigan Lake School (2) U18 Prep

Luke Powell (2G) scored just 11 seconds in and Riley Boychuk (2G, 2A) scored his fourth of the season 1:05 later as NAX led 2-0 1:16 in. Matt Patry would score a highlight reel goal 5:44 into the first to get Shawnigan on the board. Finn Kallay (1G, 1A) would score shorthanded and Thierry Demers would counter for Shawnigan as the two teams traded early second period goals. But it was all NAX from there as Torretto Marrelli (1G, 2A), Boychuk, Daxon Rudolph (1G, 1A), Luke Davies, Brek Liske (1G, 1A) and Powell all found the back of the net en route to a 9-2 win.