GAME DAY RECAP: December 8, 2023

Photo Credit: Jenny Joseph

North Shore Warriors (7) vs Notre Dame (1) U18 Prep

NSW’s powerplay was clicking on all frequencies in their win over Notre Dame, helping them achieve an early 2-0 lead after the first period. The scoring would pause for the greater most of the rest of the game but things would once again pick up in the third. Noah Friskie (1G, 1A) would get the ball rolling again, allowing NSW’s top guns Liam Payne (1G, 2A), Deacon Drummond (3A) and Shane Purves to work their scoring magic. Goaltender Erik Powers (32/33) made 32-saves in the winning effort, only allowing Notre Dame’s Fran Morano to beat him.

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (6) vs OHA Edmonton (3) U18 Prep

OHA Edmonton would find the game’s first two tallies separated just over a minute apart thanks to the efforts of Nolan Schmidt and Dylan Konschuh. However, Coeur d’Alene would conclude the period with vigour, scoring twice in the final two minutes of the frame to bring things back to even before the ice clean. Coeur d’Alene would later strike on the powerplay in the second with Ethan Kane (1G, 1A) burying his first of the campaign. Five minutes later, Royce Butler would add yet another tally to Coeur d’Alene’s score, putting them up by a pair by the end of the second. OHA Edmonton was pressing for a comeback in the third, outshooting CDA 18-8 and managing to get on the board early with a marker from Clarke Schaefer. However, CDA would pot another powerplay goal to restore that lead and later add an empty netter to take their second game of the showcase.

BWC Academy (3/OT) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (2) U15

Cole Schellenberg opened the scoring for OHA in the first period on the powerplay. OHA would sustain pressure throughout the first forty-minutes quite comfortably but BWC Academy still managed to sneak two by Caleb Bannister (19/22) to exit the second period tied at two-a-piece. After a scoreless third, overtime was necessary, where only 50-second in Ryan Frick would pounce on a rebound down low to bring BWC Academy to victory.

Delta Hockey Academy (12) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (2) U18 Prep

Delta reigned over Pilot Mound in this offensive display. Jack Ferguson (3G, 2A) and Nickolas Kovich (1G, 5A) combined for 11-points. Vancouver Giants prospects Caden Cail (1G, 3A) and Ryan Lin (3A) also put in valued efforts that added to Delta’s output. Armaan Kaila (24/26) steered away 24-shots in the victory.

STAR Hockey Academy (4) vs Notre Dame (3) U15

Daniel Makovetskiy’s (3G) fourth hat-trick of the season put STAR Hockey Academy over Notre Dame in this close finish. Cyril Herauf (2G, 1A) tried to kindle a comeback for Notre Dame, picking up two goals in the third bringing it to a one goal game, but Makotvetskiy’s hat-trick clinching goal was enough to stave off the Saskatchewan-based academy.

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (4) vs Calgary International Hockey Academy (5/OT)  U18 Prep

Things were looking bright for RHA Kelowna after a strong opening two periods, with offence coming from their usual suspects like Joe Iginla and Kelsen Podworny (1G, 1A). RHA Kelowna would enter the third up 4-2, and if it weren’t for Jaxen Adam (2G) it may have stayed the way. Adam would score once halfway through the frame, but would add the game-tying goal on the powerplay with only 24-seconds to spare. Entering overtime, CIHA was still buzzing off of their strong third period performance leading to some sustained pressure. Ultimately, the hero would be Ethan Watkins with his first of the campaign. CIHA handed RHA Kelowna only their second loss of the season, but  are still yet to lose in regulation.

Northern Alberta Xtreme (6) vs OHA Edmonton (0) U15 Prep

Cam Hoose (27/27) saved 27-shots en route to his second shutout of the season. Memphis Adeniken (2G, 1A) picked up the eventual game winner in the first period, while Jaggar John (1G, 2A) helped put the icing on the cake with a strong performance in the third frame.

North Shore Warriors (4) vs Edge School (6) U15

NSW entered the third period with a 3-2 lead thanks to a strong second period with back-to-back goals from Ethan Mah and James Koch. Early in the third, Andrew Ragusa (2G) would erase NSW’s lead while Dylan Sherban turned the tides with a powerplay goal shortly after, putting Edge ahead halfway through the frame. Kenzo Gibson (1G, 2A) would tie things back up with an end-to-end effort. However, Edge’s persistence would reward them shortly after Gibson’s goal as Owen Wiemer found the back of the net just 1:06 later. Ragusa would add an empty netter to seal up the comeback for Edge School.

OHA Edmonton (1) vs Yale Hockey Academy (7) U15

It only took 22-seconds for Yale’s Tanner Massey (1G, 2A) to put his academy ahead. Christopher Kokkoris and Ethan Manan (1G, 1A) would later add two goals 12-seconds apart near the halfway point of the period. Yale would go on to score another four unanswered goals. Cohenn Rotor would spoil Mason Sutherland’s (28/29) shutout with only 1:37 remaining, but the spoils still went to Yale.

BWC Academy (2) vs Edge School (5) U18 Prep

Brayden Schwartz (1G, 3A) led Edge School to an impressive win over BWC Academy, posting 50-shots and having an answer for what seemed to be everything BWC Academy threw at them. Evan Auld’s first of the season ultimately went on to be Friday’s game winner. Despite the loss, Salmon Arm native Preston Lewis (45/50) still chalked up a .900 SV% and continues his impressive stretch of performances. 

Shawnigan Lake School (4) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (1) U18 Prep

Eli McKamey (1G, 1A) opened the scoring for Shawnigan after a quiet first period. That goal would prove to be the icebreaker Shawnigan needed as they posted another two before the end of the second thanks to the efforts of Marcus Hughes (2G) and Matthew Jackson (1G, 1A). Lucas Bertolin would add one late for RHA Winnipeg, spoiling Will Stonehouse’s second shutout of the season.

Notre Dame (1) vs Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg (8) U17 Prep

Layne Schofield (1G, 3A) and Max Dowse (2G, 1A) found the back of the net in the opening 20 for RHA Winnipeg. The RHA Winnipeg offence would then explode for 4 goals in the first 11:13 of the second with Carter Haney (1G, 1A), Hayden Shtykalo (2G), Rory Dewar and Drayden Uhrina all scoring. Liam McCloy’s ninth of the season would get Notre Dame on the board with 1:21 left in the middle period. Dowse and Shtykalo would add third period insurance markers for RHA Winnipeg. Peyton Shore (18/19) made 18 saves in the win. 

St. George’s School (0) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (10) U15

NAX outshot St. George’s 90-7 en route to a 10- win Friday. Easton Arndt, Hudson Sayers, Roan Greschuk, and Ahmad Fayad (1G, 1A) scored first period goals while Teagen Bouchard (2G, 1A) scored in the second. Brady Ondrus (2G, 2A), Kyle Denis, Kaysun Brunham and Bouchard scored third period goals to round out the scoring. Dawson Sheehan (7/7) recorded the shutout while Carter Adams (80/90) made an impressive 80 saves in the loss. Kalen Miles (6A) led all skaters with six points. 

Delta Hockey Academy (2) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (6) U15

Bronson Lamontagne, Miller Watkins, Kyler Stocks  and Kaius Millan (3G) scored first period goals as RHA Kelowna came out of the gate swinging. Ethan Kitchen (2G) would score back-to-back goals for Delta to bring them within two. Millan would add his second of the game to close out the period and a shorthanded tally early in the third would give him a hat-trick and RHA Kelowna a 6-2 win. Felix Rossignol (21/23) and Jack Utsunomiya (41/47) were in net for their respective teams. 

OHA Edmonton (3) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme Blue (7) U17 Prep

Kadin Bilajbegovic (1G, 1A) and Austin Fell (1G, 2A) scored just over 2 minutes apart as OHA Edmonton led 2-0 5:53 into the game. Parker Fitzgerald (3G) responded for NAX Blue, scoring twice in a span of 9 seconds. Kaden Wilkins would reclaim the OHA Edmonton lead 15 seconds into the second with a power play tally and Jake MacDonald (1G, 1A) responded for NAX 2:37 later. NAX Blue would take over the third period with Fitzgerald, Macklin Dobko (1G, 2A), Jacob Harkness (1G, 3A) and Blake Wilejto all scoring to give NAX Blue a 7-3 win. Kai Zurowski (26/29) and Ethan Taylor (59/66) picked up the results in net. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (3) vs Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (2) U18 Prep

Jase Johnstone and Parker MacDougall scored first period goals for PCHA as they held a 2-0 lead heading into the third. Ryker Rougeau scored the eventual game winner 2:23 into the third period. Wenatchee would make a late push as Joe Marranzino and Cameron Kimmerly each scored their third goal of the season in the dying minutes of the period, but Koen Cleaver (30/32) would deny them a game tying goal. Carson Fowler (37/40) made 37 saves in defeat. 

St. George’s School (3) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (6) U18 Prep

Presley Kerner opened the scoring and Charlie Weaver countered for St. George’s 10 minutes later. Luke Davies scored shorthanded 1:06 into the second and affiliate Brady Whitehead added a goal late in the period as NAX led 3-1 after 40 minutes of play. Brek Liske (1G, 1A) scored on the power play early in the third while Louie Sim (1G, 1A) responded for St. George’s. Riley Boychuk (2G) and Simon Ward (1G, 1A) traded goals midway through the period before Boychuk added an empty netter with 1:05 remaining to secure the NAX win. 

Prairie Hockey Academy White (4) vs Indigenous Sports Academy (1) U17 Prep

Kane Domres and Carter Wingert (2G) scored late in the first as PHA White led 2-0 after 20. Tayvian Delorme scored 29 seconds into the second as ISA found themselves within 1. Wingert would extend the deficit late in the second and Jaxon Nicol (1G, 1A) added an empty net goal late in the third as PHA White secured the 4-1 victory over ISA. Seth Goodstriker (36/39) faced 39 shots in the ISA net and Georgi Milanov (31/32) made 31 saves for the win. 

Delta Hockey Academy Green (3) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (1) Female U18 Prep

Kismet Dogan scored her 10th goal of the season as Delta Green led 1-0 after 20. Brooklyn Blomquist tied the game 19 seconds into the middle period with her fourth of the year. Molly Cole scored the go-ahead goal 2:06 into the third and Ellie Chou added an insurance marker 2:11 later as Delta Green held on for a 3-1 win. Maisie Cope (27/28) made 27 saves for the win while Jorja Moore (51/54) faced 54 shots in the loss. Mikayla Totten (3A) recorded an assist on all three Delta Green goals. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (3) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (1) U15

Dreyden Rayburn and Kian Snook each scored their first goals of the season for their respective teams as the first ended 1-1. The game would remain that way until Ben Campbell scored the go-ahead goal 7:36 into the third period. Braylon Lalonde added an insurance marker with his third of the season with 4:34 remaining. Maddox Slater (23/24) made 23 saves to earn the win. Oliver Boniface (37/40) was in net for the loss. 

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

Matthew Morris (1G, 1A) and Samuel Harvey traded first period goals. Henri Zhao (1G, 1A) gave Shawnigan a 2-1 lead 46 seconds into the second period. Ryan Franklin (2G) would counter for Delta Black, scoring twice in a span of 1:03. Darwin Ketch scored midway through the third to force OT and Baden Glithero (1G, 1A) picked a perfect time for his first goal of the season, scoring 1:44 into overtime as Shawnigan won 4-3. Donagh Esler-Twiss (65/68) made a whopping 65 saves for the victory. Holden Tamm (30/34) made 30 saves in the loss. 

Yale Hockey Academy (1) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (2) U18 Prep

Caleb Leischner’s fourth goal of the season opened the scoring 11:06 in for SAHA. Josh Evaschesen extended the lead with his eighth goal of the season 10:36 into the second. Tommy Lafreniere would get Yale on the board 3:02 later with a power play tally. But Marek Schlenker (34/35) made 34 saves, including 13 in the third, to secure a 2-1 SAHA victory. Nathan Kam (22/24) made 22 saves in the loss. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (6) vs Prairie Hockey Academy (5) U18 Prep

Prairie held a 4-0 lead 2:00 into the second as Luke Myhre (2G, 1A) scored twice and Daniel Helary and Cole King added power play goals. Noa Ta’Amu scored a power play goal to get OHA on the board but Hubert Larose (1G, 1A) responded 44 seconds later as Prairie was in full control 25:43 into the game. Mathis Preston (2G, 1A) would get one back for OHA heading into the third. After trailing 5-2 after 40, OHA mounted a comeback for the ages as Kayden Clarke (1G, 2A) scored early in the third and goals less than two minutes apart from Charlie Grant and Preston tied the game. Brody Martin (1G, 1A) scored his second goal of the season 56 seconds later as OHA grabbed their first lead of the game. Despite giving up 5 goals on 24 shots in the first two periods Ryan Tamelin (25/30) made all 6 saves required of him in the third to give OHA a 6-5 win. 

Delta Hockey Academy Black (6) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (1) Female U18 Prep

Delta Black outshot OHA Black 40-13 en route to a 6-1 victory. Abby Hamel (2G) scored twice while Gabriella Lee (1G, 3A) and Niayah Morris (1G, 3A) each had four point games. Kinleigh Blane and Eden Hamel (1G, 2A) scored the other goals in the Delta Black victory and netminder Sonja Reed (12/13) made 12 saves. Christina Terzariol scored the lone OHA Black goal, her first of the season. Mya Lesage (34/40) was charged with the loss. 

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy Navy vs BWC Academy White (16) U17 Prep

All but one BWC Academy White skater recorded a point in a 16-0 win over CDA Navy. Gabriel Kaminski (4G, 4A), Dominic Seminoff (2G, 4A) and Nic Collins (2G, 3A) paced the BWC Academy White offence in the win. Jeevin Sandhu (21/21) made 21 saves in net for the win.