GAME DAY RECAP: February 16, 2024

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (4) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (5/SO) U18 Prep

Trip Jensen (1G, 1A) was able to put SAHA up by one early on while Latvia’s Bruno Petrovics notched his first career CSSHL goal just over four-minutes later. RHA Winnipeg would clap back for one late in the first with a powerplay marker from Remy Hlady. The two academies would trade goals in the second thanks to a late tally from Wyatt Stinton (2G) with 40-seconds remaining on the clock. Stinton would pick up where he left off in the third, scoring just 46-seconds into the third to tie things up at 3-3. RHA Winnipeg would then go on to capitalise on another man advantage to put them ahead for the first time in the contest. However, SAHA would strike on a late shot from Brayden Ryan-Mackay to force overtime and an eventual shootout. The first four shots were turned aside from each goalie until Carter Cunningham (2A) showed off the quick mitts to beat Brant Catellier (24/28). Stinton was last up to bat but mishandled the puck into Ben Polhill (27/31) thus ending the game and sealing SAHA’s victory.

CIH Academy Green U18 (1) vs Okanagan Hockey Ontario U18 (4) Eastern U18

With a pair of goals from Jordan Laroda (2G) and a 40+ save effort from Kevin Podgurny (43/44), OHO was able to march to victory over CIH Green. Lukas Plank was the only one that could find a way past Podgurny, but after only scoring halfway through the match while down 3-0, CIH Green wasn’t able to push for a lead. Mavrick Boucher (1G, 1A) would add an insurance marker shortly after Plank’s tally. Xavier Choffe (3A) had also been a vital factor on OHO’s blueline, racking up three assists for a season-best performance.

Delta Hockey Academy Green (3) vs North Shore Warriors (2) U17 Prep

Two early goals in the first period set the tone for DHA Green after their top line went to work. Lukas Lima and Milan Mrsic (1G, 1A) were the beneficiaries on those early tallies. Avraham Brown would bring NSW within one before the end of the frame while Cody Lee tied everything up early in the second. However, just 13-seconds later, DHA Green’s Mason Bower put his academy back in the lead off the opening draw. From this point on, this became a game of defence and goaltending. Greyson Moroz (26/28) would eventually walk away with the win in goal, however Beckham Brossard (39/42) still posted 39-saves in goal for NSW.

North Shore Warriors (5) vs Delta Hockey Academy (3) U18 Prep

Caden Cail (2G) may have opened the scoring early on for Delta but a chain of four unanswered goals from NSW skewed the trajectory of this contest. NSW’s Shane Purves (1G, 3A) provided a 4-point effort in the offensive charge, but Erik Powers (46/49) goaltending could not go unnoticed either in the Friday victory, turning away a walloping 46-shots. Cail and Dane Pyatt would add two for Delta in the third, but it wasn’t enough to surpass NSW’s pre-established lead.

Edge School (6) vs OHA Edmonton (3) U18 Prep

Kayden Lemire (1G, 1A) opened the scoring for OHA Edmonton in the first period. However, just over a minute later Ben MacBeath put Edge on the board to knot everything up at 1-1, but their offence didn’t stop there. Edge would ultimately score five unanswered en route to the halfway point of this match with offensive contributions coming in left, right and centre. Hunter Yee would stop the bleeding for OHA Edmonton, but a late goal in the second from Samuel LaPlante (1G, 1A) would be the dagger in this match. 

BWC Academy (6) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (2) U15

BWC Academy won in the first matchup of the day versus PCHA after their game in November was postponed due to a Zamboni malfunction. BWC Academy entered the contest with their pre-existing 2-0 lead and built off of it quickly. Eddie Kemp (2G) added another to BWC Academy’s total just 3:54 into the period. However, PCHA would secure the game’s next two tallies, making things a one-goal game early in the third. BWC Academy would return to their goal scoring ways shortly after, putting home another three before this first leg in a doubleheader came to a close.

Calgary International Hockey Academy (5) vs Prairie Hockey Academy (2) U18 Prep

Disregarding the two surrendered powerplay goals, CIHA posted a perfect game against PHA Friday afternoon. Kaden Hayes got CIHA on the board after the early tally from PHA and sparked an offensive charge that added another three goals to their total. Karter Radtke walked away with the ultimate game winner while Luca Stegmann (25/27) backstopped CIHA to victory.

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (11) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (0) Female U18 Prep

Sage Babey (3G, 2A) recorded a hat-trick, Ava MacLeod (2G), Kennedy Sisson (2G, 1A) and Raedyn Spademan (2G) scored twice and Makayla Watson (4A) added four assists as RHA Kelowna defeated OHA 11-0. Madison Bowtell (10/10) made 10 saves for her seventh shutout of the season. Jaya Schippel (62/73) faced 73 shots in the loss. 

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

Having already played two periods earlier in the day to complete an early season matchup, Tyce Kinsey (12/15) and Shay Van Slyke (32/36) kept the game scoreless after 20. Eric Prexler scored 1:35 into the second and Eddie Kemp added a goal 41 seconds later as BWC Academy grabbed a 2-0 lead. Blake Sanderson (2G, 1A) scored twice 3:03 apart to tie the game before Zack Jones restored the lead going into the third. Dominic Allegretto (1G, 1A) extended the lead 6:00 into the third but PCHA wouldn’t go down without a fight as Nehemiah Plunkett (1G, 1A) brought his team within one with 8:30 remaining. But ultimately BWC Academy would hang on for a 4-3 win. 

Delta Hockey Academy Black (4) vs North Shore Warriors (2) Female U18 Prep

After a scoreless first period, six different skaters found the back of the net in the second period. Avery Wilson and Maggie-Kate Fitzpatrick scored 46 seconds apart as North Shore grabbed a 2-0 lead. Kira Bui and Gabriella Lee (1G, 2A) quickly tied the game, scoring just three seconds apart. Abby Hamel (1G, 1A) and Emma Biros (1G, 1A) scored power play goals to close out the period. Alix Walchuk (23/25) kept North Shore off the scoresheet in the third as Delta Black skated to a 4-2 win. Hyoseo Cheon (16/20) made 16 saves in the loss. 

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (0) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (6) U18 Prep

Elijah Henson (18/18) made 18 saves for his fifth shutout of the season as RHA Kelowna defeated CDA 6-0. Rhett Serfas scored the lone first period goal before RHA Kelowna exploded in the second with Brady Walker (1G, 1A), Brody Gillespie, Callum Stone, Kelsen Podworny and Cameron Norrie (1G, 1A) all finding the back of the net. Merik Grinaker (33/39) kept RHA Kelowna off the scoresheet in the third. 

North Shore Warriors Orange (2) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (5) U17 Prep

Maxx Parfitt (3G) scored twice in the first as OHA Black took a 2-0 lead but Colby Shumak and Laurenz Liebhart scored in the final 4:02 of the period to tie the game. Marcus Domhof (1G, 1A) restored the OHA Black lead 1:25 into the second and Parfitt completed the hat-trick 1:30 later. A third period goal by Landon Nagle (1G, 1A) put the game to beat as Jack Hunter (21/23) finished with 21 saves. 

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (12) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (4) Female U18 Prep

Sydney Stibbard (4G, 2A) and Promise Belanger (1G, 4A) led the RHA Winnipeg offence to a 12-4 win over Pilot Mound. All but one RHA Winnipeg skater recorded at least a single point as they fired 49 shots at the PMHA net. Ashlyn Kuffler, Piper Miller (1G, 1A), Rhiannan Phillips, and Alyssa Tansek all beat Bailey Schwartz (14/18) in the loss. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme (0) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (2) Female U18 Prep

A 21 save performance from Maddy Ferguson (21/21) gave her team a 2-0 win, and Ferguson her second shutout of the season. Keyana Bert scored the game winning goal with 47 seconds left in the first period and Keira Grant (1G, 1A) added an empty net, power play goal with 17 seconds left to provide the offence for SAHA. J’Anne Colbow (33/34) made 33 saves in the loss. 

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (3) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (1) U15 Prep

Ryan Sadovia’s 10th goal of the season gave RHA Kelowna a 1-0 lead late in the first. Dominik Silbernagel extended the lead 36 seconds into the second with a power play goal. Cooper Vogt brought OHA within one with 35 minutes left to play but Mathis Paull secured the RHA Kelowna win 10 minutes later. Asher Netherton (27/28) made 27 saves in net for the win while Linden Sobocan (33/36) faced 36 shots in the loss. 

Delta Hockey Academy Black (2) vs Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Red (3/SO) U17 Prep

Imaan Atwal opened the scoring with a short handed goal but Logan Lanti scored on the same power play 1:04 later to tie the game. Nicholas Campbell (1G, 1A) gave Delta Black the lead heading into the third after he scored his 29th of the season. Maxson Reed tied the game with a power play goal with 2:53 remaining to force OT. After overtime solved nothing, Nate Macphee and Reed both scored in the shootout and Levi Hollatz (31/33) stopped both Delta Black shooters to give RHA Kelowna Red the 3-2 win. Lucas Szulc (46/48) made 46 saves in the loss. 

St. George’s School (5) vs BWC Academy (1) U18 Prep

Ryan Harris opened the scoring for BWC Academy 2:55 into the game but St. George’s responded with five unanswered and Austin Ball (34/35) finished with 34 saves in a 5-1 win. Affiliate player Harshaan Kaila (1G, 2A) tied the game in the first, Amadeo Sim (1G, 1A) and Connor Pankratz (1G, 3A) scored in the second, and Jussi Saarni and Simon Ward (1G, 1A) added third period goals in the win. Preston Lewis (31/36) faced 36 shots in the loss.