GAME DAY RECAP: February 22, 2024

Prairie Hockey Academy (5) vs St. George’s School (6/OT) U15 Prep

A power play goal by Soren Hayden gave Prairie a first period lead. Nixon Friesen (3G) scored twice in the first 5:09 of the second to extend the lead to 3-0. Jack Poole (1G, 2A) and Jayan Sinha scored 54 seconds apart to bring St. George’s within one and Jacob Schwartz (4G, 1A) tied the game 3:02 later with a power play goal. But Friesen and Brady Vipond (1G, 1A) scored seven seconds apart to give PHA a 5-3 lead after 40. In the third period Schwartz scored twice to tie the game and complete the hat-trick. He would keep the hot stick in overtime, scoring his 26th of the season to give St. George’s a 6-5 win. Cash Christie (16/21) and Brady Robert (37/43) were in net for their respective teams. 

Delta Hockey Academy Black (2) vs Notre Dame (6) U15 Prep

Notre Dame raced out to a 5-0 lead as Ethan Fitzpatrick (2G, 1A) and Riley Brown (2G, 1A) each scored their 10th of the season in the first, and Shyloh Benko, Fitzpatrick and Ryker Doka added second period goals. Ryan Franklin and Beckett Matlock got Delta Black on the board midway through the third but another Brown goal put the game out of reach. Jessy Cormier (29/31) made 29 saves for the win. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (4) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (2) U15 Prep

Cole Landreville hit double digit goals on the season as PMHA led 1-0 after 20. Forrest Karlson (1G, 1A) extended the lead with a power play goal 2:43 into the second. Tristan Follick got PCHA on the board with a power play goal midway through the second and Kaelen Rusjan (1G, 1A) tied the game 4:20 later. PCHA would find the go-ahead goal 1:42 into the third when Beau Tilden scored on the power play. Tyson Jeske gave PCHA some breathing room midway through the third and Logan MacLean (38/40) made 38 saves as PCHA held on for a 4-2 win. Gavin Hildebrand (26/30) faced 30 shots in the loss. 

South Alberta Hockey Academy (3) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (2) Female U18 Prep

After a scoreless first Keyana Bert (1G, 1A) scored her 13th goal of the season to give SAHA a 1-0 lead heading into the third. Kiera Grant (1G, 1A) extended the lead 37 seconds into the final period. London McDavid scored on the power play 2:22 later to bring Delta Green within one but Addison Church scored the eventual game winning goal just 1:16 after that. Audrey Church (1G, 1A) would bring Delta Green back within one with plenty of time remaining but Tayler Cohen (22/24) held firm the rest of the way as SAHA grabbed a 3-2 win. Maisie Cope (13/16) made 13 saves in the loss. 

Edge School (7) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (2) Female U18 Prep

Mara Draper (2G) and Shannon Pearson (2G, 1A) each scored twice while Alexis Ehrman (22/24) made 22 saves as Edge School defeated OHA 7-2. Brooklyn Deck (1G, 2A), Hannah Deck (1G, 1A) and Jennifer Keller (1G, 2A) scored the other Edge goals while recording multi point games. Leila Schultz and Kailey Wrigglesworth scored for OHA in the loss. Jaya Schippel (36/43) made 36 saves in net for OHA. 

NWCAA Flames U15 AAA (3) vs BWC Academy (5) U15 Prep

Richard Wonyeneh (2G, 1A) opened the scoring 1:30 in as he scored his 16th goal of the season for BWC Academy. Nadarii Moliakov countered for the Flames 7:17 later. Cohen Baker opened the second period scoring and Sam Shephard and Declan Iacoviello scored 41 seconds apart as BWC Academy grabbed a 3-1 lead. Javier Salazar brought the Flames within two less than five minutes later. Michael Ross gave the Flames life as he brought them within one 7:15 into the third period. But Wonyeneh scored a shorthanded empty net goal with 1:14 remaining to secure the BWC Academy victory. Liam Kellett (26/29) made 26 saves to earn the win. 

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (3) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (2) U15 Prep

A power play goal by Eli Tverdovsky late in the first gave OHA the initial 1-0 lead. Tristan Hoko extended the lead 3:36 into the second period. Knox Burton scored his 12th of the season 1:39 later as RHA Winnipeg found themselves on the scoreboard. Drayden Uhrina’s 19th of the season 1:26 later tied the game heading into the final period. After trailing 2-0 RHA Winnipeg completed the comeback when Cohen Lewko scored with 6:17 left to play. Tate Barnaby (35/37) made 35 saves for the win while Linden Sobocan (36/39) faced 39 shots in the loss. 

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (5) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (0) Female U18 Prep

Shea Warnick (3G, 1A) recorded a natural hat-trick, scoring once in each period, as RHA Winnipeg grabbed a 3-0 lead. Rowyn Street added her 18th of the season and Kate Nechwediuk scored with 13 seconds remaining to give RHA Winnipeg a convincing 5-0 win. Inhye Jang (13/13) was tasked with making just 13 saves for her third shutout of the season. Mya Lesage (35/40) made 35 saves in net for OHA Black. 

St. Mary’s Academy (1) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (13) Female U18 Prep

Sage Babey (2G, 2A), Anezka Cabelova (2G, 3A), Brielle Kelly-Paquet (2G, 1A), Chloe Primerano (2G, 3A) and Raedyn Spademan (2G) all scored twice as RHA Kelowna defeated St. Mary’s 13-1. Gracie Graham (1G, 3A), Ava MacLeod and Emelia McDermid (1G, 1A) scored the other goals for RHA Kelowna as all but one skater recorded at least a single point. Chiara Wilson scored the lone St. Mary’s goal beating Madison Bowtell (13/14) with 9:23 left to play. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (3/SO) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (2) Female U18 Prep

After a scoreless first Niayah Morris gave Delta Black a 1-0 lead 2:54 into the second. AbbyHamel doubled the lead near the end of the period before Ashlyn Kuffler got PMHA on the board with eight seconds to play in the second. A late power play goal by Shayna Bannister tied the game forcing OT, and eventually, a shootout. Alex Mills (25/27) stopped all three Delta Black shooters and Piper Miller provided PMHA with the lone shootout goal as they took home a 3-2 win. Sonja Reed (20/22) made 20 saves in net for Delta Black. 

Yale Hockey Academy (6) vs Edge School (7/SO) U15 Prep

Gavin Bradley (1G, 1A) tied everything up early in the second, bringing Yale back into the match after being outshot 11-3 in the first period. However, Edge would go on to record four unanswered goals before the end of the second, including a shorthanded marker from Mirco Dufour. Before the end of the period, Shaun Hildebrandt (1G, 1A) would snag an important tally with only 30-seconds remaining, cutting Yale’s deficit down to three. Yale would end up making a valid push in the third period, outshooting Edge School 15-11 and scoring three unanswered goals to erase their deficit and force an overtime. Eventually, a shootout was required to finish off this back-and-forth contest. Each academy would score twice within the first three shooters. Jordin St. Louis (1G, 1A) scored on Edge’s fourth attempt, putting the pressure on Langley, BC’s Jacob Dumansky (2G, 1A) to keep Yale’s hopes alive. On Dumansky’s attempt, he would be stoned by the right pad of Leif Oaten (23/29), failing to nab his academy the whole two points.

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (1) vs OHA Edmonton (2) U15 Prep

Zachary Schwartz was served a one-timer from Jihwan Kim halfway though the first, giving OHA Edmonton the initial lead. This would be the last goal we would see until the third as Cole Chorostkowski (29/30) and Asher Netherton (26/28) had their cages on lockdown for the entirety of the middle frame. Walker Filewich (1G, 1A) would be the one to snap Netherton’s hot-streak, deflecting one past the Kelowna, BC raised goaltender. Kesler Hamilton would bring RHA Kelowna back within reach shortly after. However, after a five-minute major was assessed with 4:56 remaining on the clock, RHA Kelowna’s chance at the comeback became futile. OHA Edmonton would ride their one goal lead into the sunset, carefully hanging on to possession to complete the upset to start off their weekend.

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

A pair of goals split by Charlotte Lawson and Taya Lonsdale (2G) gave Shawnigan the early lead heading out of the first. Sawyer Mackay (1G, 1A) would put NAX on the board halfway through the second, but was quickly answered by Grace Cooper, restoring Shawnigan’s two goal advantage. This lead would be once again cut to one thanks to a late goal from Brayden Stewart. However, NAX was not able to produce any more offence in the final frame. In fact, on their second powerplay of the frame they actually surrendered a shorthanded goal to Lonsdale, putting this contest out of reach and allowing Shawnigan to routinely win this matchup.

Thunder Bay Queens (3) vs North Shore Warriors (1) Female U18 Prep

Thunder Bay opened up their CSSHL stay with a convincing victory over North Shore. It all started with an early marker from Brooklyn Voortman (1G, 1A), scoring just 3:03 into play and setting the tone for the rest of the way. Scoring would resume in the second after Emma Firth (2G) scored back-to-back to increase Thunder Bay’s lead to three. 29-seconds after Firth’s second, Bavneet Dhaliwal would net her fifth of the season to give North Shore a fighting chance, but this was the last goal either team would see that evening. Alex Young (18/19) would steer aside all nine of NSW’s shots in the third, calmly leading her team to victory Thursday evening.

Delta Hockey Academy Green (3) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (4/OT) U15 Prep

A couple of late goals turned out to be the difference maker in this close affair between two of the U15 Prep division’s titans. Both academy’s goaltending was rock solid though the first half of the contest, Matthew Wong (38/42) put in exceptional work in the first forty but would surrender the game’s first tally which came off the blade of Ben Harvey (2G) who capitalised on a shorthanded break. However, Wong would be redeemed by Kayden Pratt and Treyce Pavlic (1G, 1A), scoring just 2:09 apart from one another, putting Delta Green ahead before the period ended… if it weren’t for a buzzer beater from Kayne Wright (1G, 1A) whose point-shot just trickled through to tie the game up at two. Jack Morgan (1G, 1A) would put Delta Green ahead once more with a solo effort down the right wing. However, once again, a late point shot from a NAX defender, this time Reid Soper, brought this game back to even and ultimately forced an overtime. In the extra frame, Blake Chorney (2A) found Harvey for a one-timer down low, burying the game winner and putting this game to rest.

North Shore Warriors (9) vs Shawnigan Lake School (3) U15 Prep

Lucas Lekakis (4G, 2A) and Chase Vossenaar (2G, 4A) went tick for tack on the night, combining for 12-points in a 9-3 stomping over Shawnigan Lake. Lekakis finished up his hat-trick just 24-seconds into the second and added his fourth late in the third. Vossenaar chipped in on each of Lekakis’s goals, bringing his season total up to 36-points in only 23-games.