GAME DAY RECAP: February 18, 2024

OHA Edmonton Black (6) vs Prairie Hockey Academy Blue (1) U17 Prep

Despite the shorter roster, OHA Edmonton Black made up for the lack of skaters with an abundance of powerplays, hemming PHA Blue in their own end. Calum Giese (2G, 3A) was the major factor on these powerplays, finding twine twice and adding three helpers to the stat sheet as a surplus. Aidan Prosser (29/30) also played his role in the win for OHA Edmonton Black, racking up 29-saves en route to his 9th win of the season.

Northern Alberta Xtreme (1) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (2) Female U18 Prep

Maddy Ferguson (10/10) and Tayler Cohen (25/26) split the victory in goal for SAHA on Sunday, holding down the crease while their academy was outshot 36-28. Keyana Bert got SAHA on the board with a powerplay goal in the first while Keira Grant added the game winner early in the second. 

North Shore Warriors (2) vs BWC Academy (11) U15 Prep

BWC Academy was shooting the lights out on Sunday, reaching double-digits on the scoreboard for the third time this season in CSSHL competition. Kyle Obobaifo (3G) recorded the lone hat-trick while Richard Wonyeneh (2G, 2A), Cohen Baker (2G, 3A), Logan Henry (1G, 4A) and Grayson Tash (4A) rocked the scoresheet with huge offensive performances as well. 

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (4) vs Notre Dame (2) U18 Prep

Matt O’Toole (2G) opened the scoring for Notre Dame in the first period, but was later followed up by RHA Winnipeg’s Wyatt Stinton (2G), resulting in a tie game after twenty. RHA Winnipeg took control in the second, outshooting Notre Dame 18-11 and adding another two goals to their total, running away with the lead into the third. Stinton would add another just 55-seconds into the final frame, allowing RHA Winnipeg to kindly stroll to victory. Ben Chornomydz (43/47) turned aside 43-shots in the loss, picking up his 12th game of the season with 40+ saves.

Calgary International Hockey Academy (1) vs Prairie Hockey Academy (5) U18 Prep

Owen Miller provided the first’s lone goal, giving CIHA the lead through twenty minutes of play. However, PHA would find their groove late in the second as Cohan Kuncio (1G, 2A) and Daniel Helary put their academy on the board and into the lead. Tensions began to flare up in the third, providing lots of powerplay opportunities for PHA to extend their lead. Trace Langan would add the insurance marker for PHA while Easton Banda (2G) chipped in an extra two to cement their Sunday victory over CIHA. 

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (1) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (8) U18 Prep

OHA’s artillery went to work on Coeur d’Alene, Mathis Preston (2G, 2A), Liam Ruck (1G, 3A) and Markus Ruck (2G, 2A) combined for 12-points in the 8-1 smackdown. Despite the spread, Merik Grinaker (73/81) still fought off over 70 shots with a valiant effort in the crease. Ryan Tamelin (18/19) had a much more tame experience on the other end of the ice, picking up his second straight victory as a starter.

Yale Hockey Academy (12) vs North Shore Warriors (3) U17 Prep

Matthew Dowdall (4G) had four goals, Jayden Oleskiw (4A) had four assists and Adrien Comeau (2G, 1A) and Ryker Swanson (2G, 3A) each scored twice as Yale defeated North Shore 12-3. Avraham Brown, Trevyn Irvine (1G, 1A) and Cody Lee scored for North Shore in the loss.

Okanagan Hockey Ontario U18 (3) vs CIH Academy Green U18 (6) Eastern U18

Jeremy Bessette (1G, 1A) opened the scoring with a power play goal but Ferghus Rutherford Simon quickly responded for OHO with a goal 1:11 later. CIH Academy Green opened the second period with three straight goals as Isaiah Nuktie (1G, 2A), Colin Lefebvre and Nikita Schneider (2G) all found the back of the net. Nathan Chang halted the run, scoring with seven seconds left in the second. Jordan Laroda (1G, 1A) brought OHO within one early in the third but Jason Cyr (1G, 2A) and Schneider each scored in the back half of the period to put the game out of reach. 

Delta Hockey Academy (4/SO) vs St. George’s School (3) U15

A late first period goal by Brady Cyr gave Delta a 1-0 lead. Zach Lam tied the game 35 seconds into the second and Kyle Bowering (1G, 1A) scored his third of the season to put St. George’s ahead. Ethan Kitchen tied the game late in the second and a goal by Colton Brum 15 seconds into the third put Delta back on top. Logan Okamura tied the game with 12:15 remaining to force overtime, and eventually a shootout. Brum and Ethan Wong both scored while Jack Utsunomiya (26/29) stopped both St. George’s skaters as Delta grabbed a 4-3 shootout victory. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (4) vs Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg (5/OT) U17 Prep

William Spencer’s (2G) second goal of the season gave RHA Winnipeg the first goal of the game. Leonardo Begert responded five minutes later for PMHA to tie the game. Spencer and Benson Hirst traded second period goals as the game remained tied. Aidan McGinty (1G, 1A) gave PMHA their first lead of the game 4:53 into the second before Ashton Dzeba (2G) scored back-to-back power play goals for RHA Winnipeg. Brody Wytinck tied the game just 34 seconds later to force OT. Hayden Shtykalo (1G, 1A) needed just 55 seconds of overtime to give RHA Winnipeg the 5-4 win. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (4) vs Delta Hockey Academy (1) U18 Prep

Chayse Johnson (34/35) and Mathias Hasselmann (19/23) kept the game scoreless through 40 minutes before Grady Sluggett (2G) finally broke through for PCHA 1:29 into the third. Trace Anderson (1G, 2A) extended the lead just 39 seconds later and Sluggett added his second of the game midway through the period. Burke Newton responded for Delta three minutes later but a late Jase Johnstone goal secured the PCHA win. 

BWC Academy White (3/OT) vs Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Red (2) U17 Prep

A short handed goal by Nate Macphee gave RHA Kelowna Red a late first period lead. Gabriel Kaminski would counter with a power play goal with 20 seconds left in the period. Mark Lee scored another power play goal for BWC Academy White as they grabbed a 2-1 lead heading into the third. Joshua Johnstone tied the game with a power play goal of his own, forcing OT. After all four goals in regulation were special teams tallies, Nic Collins scored the game’s first even strength goal 1:29 into overtime as BWC Academy White won 3-2. Josh Wu (25/27) and Levi Hollatz (30/33) were in net for their respective teams. 

OHA Edmonton (1) vs Edge School (12) U15

All but two Edge skaters recorded at least a single point as they defeated OHA Edmonton 12-1. Andrew Ragusa (3G, 1A) recorded a hat-trick, Damien Lavalle (2G) and Ellis Martschuk (2G, 2A) each scored twice and Alex Han (3A) chipped in with three assists. Joel Ngandu beat Delano Pockar (20/21) with 6:14 left to end his shutout bid. 

OHA Edmonton (4) vs Calgary International Hockey Academy (7) U17 Prep

A high scoring affair saw CIHA come out on top 7-4 over OHA Edmonton. Brendan Rudolph (3G) led the way for CIHA with a hat-trick while Erich Baxter (21/25) made 21 saves for the win. Defenseman Ryder Naim (2G) scored twice for OHA Edmonton in the loss. Easton LaPlante (2A) had two assists for CIHA while Karson Connelly (2A), Easton Letourneau (2A), and Jack Pettipas (2A) all had two assists for OHA Edmonton. 

BWC Academy Gold (7) vs Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (2) U17 Prep

BWC Academy Gold came out firing on all cylinders as Colton Gerrior (1G, 1A), Ben Climenhaga, Nathan Tomcheck (1G, 1A) and Hunter Ashton all found the back of the net. Braden Boman (2G) got Wenatchee on the board early in the second but it was quickly countered by Keegan Lundie and a pair of goals from Mattais De Zen (2G). Boman scored a late consolation goal in the third period, beating Korbin Rodel (19/21) with 7:12 left. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (1) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (10) Female U18 Prep

Led by four point games from Alida Korte (2G, 2A) and Makayla Watson, RHA Kelowna defeated OHA 10-1. Anezka Cabelova (2G, 1A) and Emelia McDermid (2G, 1A) each chipped in with two goals while Farah Walker (17/18) made 17 saves for the win. Raine Pankiw scored the lone OHA goal and Jorja Moore (59/69) faced 69 shots in the OHA net. 

Delta Hockey Academy Black (1) vs Yale Hockey Academy (13) U15 Prep

Shaun Hildebrandt (4G, 6A) exploded for ten points to lead Yale to a 13-1 win over Delta Black. Matteo Di Stefano (3G, 3A) chipped in with six points of his own while Ollie Reed (2G, 2A) had four points. Kesler Curtis had the lone Delta Black goal beating Christiano Pelegrin-Hicks (25/26) late in the second period.