GAME DAY RECAP: February 23, 2024

Photo Credit: Garrett James Photography

CIH Academy Green (0) vs Bishop’s College School (6) Eastern U18 Prep

Bishop’s College (7-0-0) remained unbeaten on the season with a 6-0 win over CIH Academy Green (8-9-0). DJ Patriss (26/26) made 26 saves to earn his first career CSSHL shutout and third win of the season. Nathan Birch (1G, 1A), Alexi Gachelin (1G, 1A), Tristan Gagnon (1G, 2A), Gabriel Le Houillier, Tristan Poor and Elliot Wright scored for Bishop’s in the win. Maxime Giguuere (44/50) made 44 saves in the loss. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (0) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (8) U15 Prep

RHA Winnipeg’s potent offence worked its magic Friday morning, resulting in 8-goals for and a powerplay that went a boastful 4/6. Drayden Uhrina (2G, 3A) led the charge with a 5-point effort while Wyatt Jones (2G, 1A) and Max George (2G, 1A) each picked up a pair of goals as well. Hudson Hunnie (17/17) was in net for the win and his 4th shutout of the campaign, while Lyden Mercier (38/42) and Logan MacLean (24/28) split the workload in goal for the Sea Devils.

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (2) vs BWC Academy (8) U15 Prep

Kyle Obobaifo (3G) kicked off this contest with a natural hat-trick, capping it off early in the second period on the powerplay. Kolby Cooper gave Pilot Mound some life shortly after BWC Academy’s third, but another three unanswered goals sparked by Henry Unruh’s first of the season would rain down upon the Manitoba-based academy. PMHA would once again get one back later in the third period, but another two goals coming from Richard Wonyeneh (1G, 3A) and Ryan Fox late in the frame put the BWC Academy stamp of approval on this victory.

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (0) vs Edge School (13) U18 Prep

Edge School’s young core spearheaded their offence in Friday’s showing over Pilot Mound. Saskatoon Blades prospect, Zach Olsen (4G, 2A), produced a juicy statline adding 4-goals to the scoresheet. Owen Cooper (2G, 5A) was there on the playmaking front, racking up 5-assists in the process. Landon DuPont (1G, 4A), Cruz Pavao (2G, 2A) and Ben MacBeath (1G, 3A) all posted memorable games as well while Preston Patenaude (15/15) scored his first shutout of the season.

OHA Edmonton Black (2) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme Blue (7) U17 Prep

A 5-point outing from St. Albert, AB’s Mats Lajoie (2G, 3A) was the ultimate factor in NAX Blue’s win over their city rivals. Lajoie had the lone goal in the first, setting the tone for the offence that was going to drip into the second. NAX Blue would add another three goals in the following two periods with Damien Wiebe supplying the eventual game winner with his first of the season. Parker Snell (22/24) picked up the win in net while OHA Edmonton Black’s Aiden Prosser (40/47) posted 40-saves in the losing effort.

NWCAA Flames U15 AAA (2) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (1) U15 Prep

Goaltending was perfect for the first part of this contest, it wasn’t until five-minutes into the second before Eli Tverdovsky clinched the games opening marker for OHA. Linden Sobocan (31/33) would hold off the barrage of shots from the Flames in the second, but would surrender one late off the stick of Owen Hayden. The game would remain at 1-1 for a considerable part of the third with OHA having the edge in shots. However, once again in late fashion the Flames would get another one past the steady Sobocan. This time around, Boris Sigachev found the back of the net, netting the ultimate game winner despite OHA’s consistent pressure in the frame. Nixon Mah (38/39) walked away with the victory in goal for Calgary, picking up 38-saves in the process.

Okanagan Hockey Ontario U18 (1) vs Ontario Hockey Academy Prep (4) Eastern U18

Thanks to a quick two-goal spurt from Takanobu Hiraga (1G, 1A) and Keenan Quenneville, OHA Prep was able to comfortably enter the third with a commanding 3-0 lead over OHO. Callum Aus would get one back for OHO in the third, but Oliver Kiraly (23/24) remained rock solid throughout the rest of the match. Hugo Allard (1G, 1A) would also go on to add another tally to cement OHA Prep’s victory.

Delta Hockey Academy Black (3) vs OHA Edmonton (6) U15 Prep

Three unanswered goals to open up this contest put OHA Edmonton in the driver’s seat for the greater portion of the game. OHA Edmonton was bound to exit the second with the aforementioned lead, but Delta Black gave them something to think about after Beckett Matlock and Davin Hart scored just over a minute apart to cut their deficit to a single goal. However, OHA Edmonton kept their composure into the third, scoring just 2:24 in with credit to Domonic Neville. Miles Hartmann (1G, 2A) and Liam Reed (2G) would add another two to the total, allowing OHA Edmonton to comfortably ride out the win.

OHA Edmonton (4) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (7) U18 Prep

Without Riley Boychuk’s (1G, 4A) four primary assists in this contest, it’s unlikely NAX runs away with the margin they had. Boychuk chipped in on two of Jordan Duguay’s (3G, 1A) powerplay goals while en route to a hat-trick performance. After NAX torched their opposition with six-unanswered goals between the first and second period, Oscar Hazen (17/17) took the crease for OHA Edmonton. He would go on to shut the door and give his academy a chance at redemption. Radislav Dimitrov and Brett Schrock would get OHA Edmonton to within three, but it was far little too late to make a lasting comeback. Jordan Switzer (26/30) would walk away with the W in net while Boychuk’s 5-point night earned him a first star performance.

Thunder Bay Queens (4) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (0) Female U18 Prep

The Queens improved their record to 2-0-0 at the Female U18 Prep showcase with a shutout victory over OHA Black. Avery Olenik opened the scoring late in the first for the eventual game winner while Mackenzee Kostiuk (1G, 1A) and Addison Chown (2G) provided the insurance markers throughout the rest of the match. Emily Jerry (15/15) made all 15-saves en route to the shutout. 

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

Only four skaters were left off the scoresheet for RHA Kelowna once again demonstrating their immense depth and experience against other top teams. Emelia McDermid (2G, 1A) led the offence with a 3-point performance that included the game winning goal while defenders Gracie Graham (1G, 1A), Danica Maynard (1G, 1A) and Chloe Primerano (2A) all chipped in from the blueline as well. Farah Walker (19/21) was in net for her 10th win of the season while Megs Thiessen (35/42) put on a valued effort in goal for Edge, making 35-saves in the process.

Notre Dame (5) vs OHA Edmonton (8) U15

OHA Edmonton exited the first period with a 4-1 lead, capped off by a shorthanded goal from Fort Saskatchewan, AB’s Kaedyn Scherer (2G). However, Notre Dame pressed back in the second, potting three unanswered goals to tie everything up before the third period. Shortly after puck drop in the final frame, Matthew Boekelder (2G, 1A) added his second of the match to put Notre Dame up by one. After this tally, OHA Edmonton’s offence found their kindling once again. Brayden Tucker (3G, 3A) struck on the powerplay soon after Boekleder’s go ahead goal, tying things up once more. Just two minutes later, 2011-born forward Micah Montgomery (3G, 2A) gave OHA Edmonton the lead. Montgomery would go on to add a shorthanded goal for his first career CSSHL hat-trick, while Turner potted an empty netter for his hat-trick as well.

OHA Edmonton (2) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme White (4) U17 Prep

Despite the short roster, OHA Edmonton put up a fight versus the 26-2-0-1 NAX White. The first two goals were surrendered to NAX White’s Jackson Roberts and Brady Whitehead (2G), but a valiant effort from Kaden Wilkins (2G) supplied OHA Edmonton some life after he potted two goals in the latter half of the second period. Come the third, Ethan Edwards (28/31) supplied all he could in goal but would eventually give one up late to Declan Brinkman (1G, 1A). Whitehead would add the empty netter to seal it while Taylor Raynard (29/31) picked up his 13th win of the season.

Delta Hockey Academy Green (3) vs Edge School (9) U15 Prep

Luke Jamieson (2G) and Jordin St. Louis (2G, 3A) each scored twice and Carsten Leyerzapf (34/37) made 34 saves as Edge defeated Delta Green 9-3. Adam Halat (2A), James Matheos (2A), Kaden Mote (2A), and Andrew Ragusa (2A) all had two assists in the win. Luke Anderson, Ryder Dunn and Treyce Pavlic scored for Delta Green in the loss. 

Yale Hockey Academy (3) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (6) U15 Prep

Kesler Hamilton opened the scoring just 46 seconds in before Yale responded with goals from Gavin Bradley and Shaun Hildebrandt. But Brady Keith (2G, 1A) countered just eight seconds later as the first period ended tied 2-2. Jack Brown (1G, 1A) scored the lone second period goal as RHA Kelowna held a 3-2 lead going into the third. Ollie Reid (1G, 1A) tied the game with his 21st of the season before RHA Kelowna rattled off three straight goals with Dominik Silbernagel (1G, 1A), Keith and Mathis Paull (1G, 2A) finding the back of the net to claim a 6-3 victory. Braxton Gibson (22/25) and Tyson Kuiack (31/36) were the goalies on record. 

St. Mary’s Academy (1) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (5) Female U18 Prep

Anna Kapocsi opened the scoring for OHA but Addison Kartusch responded for St. Mary’s 27 seconds later. Brooklyn Blomquist (3G) scored shorthanded midway through the period to restore the OHA lead, one they would hold onto the rest of the way. Bloomquist scored again in the second and third while Grace Littler (1G, 2A) added a power play goal in the second to give OHA the 5-1 win. Jorja Moore (14/15) stopped 14 shots to earn the win. Mimi Ferrreira (17/22) was charged with the loss. 

South Alberta Hockey Academy (5/OT) vs Shawnigan Lake School (4) Female U18 Prep

SAHA opened up with a 2-0 lead on first period goals from Kamryn Reiber (2G) and Lauren Hassler. Morgan Jackson (1G, 1A) got Shawnigan on the board with 54 seconds remaining in the period. Taya Lonsdale tied the game with a power play goal in the second before Reiber countered with a power play goal of her own to restore the SAHA lead. Dawson Benson and Gracie Szadkowski each scored on the power play in the second half of the third as Shawnigan took their first lead of the game. Keira Grant (1G, 1A) tied the game just 29 seconds later with another power play goal. In overtime Riley Gramlich (1G, 2A) scored her third goal of the season 1:04 in to give SAHA the 5-4 victory. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (4) vs North Shore Warriors (2) U17 Prep

OHA got goals in the first half of the first period from Bradley Schmidt and Seth Flett as they led 2-0. Alen Ryzhkov got North Shore on the board midway through the first period, scoring his fifth of the season. Jacob Davidson scored 58 seconds into the second and Simon Cecconi added a late second period goal to give OHA a commanding 4-1 lead after 40. Josh Moussodji gave North Shore life early in the third but they were unable to beat Kaleb Miller (21/23) again and find the tying goal. Beckham Brossard (39/43) made 39 saves in the loss. 

St. George’s School (3) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (6) U15 Prep

In the featured CSSHL matchup of the day Louis Oscar Holowaychuk opened the scoring with 3:57 left in the first. Blake Chorney (2G) tied the game 2:33 later with his 16th goal of the season. Ben Harvey (2G, 2A) scored 16 seconds into the second to give NAX their first lead of the game. Jacob Schwartz (2G) and Jaggar John (2G) traded goals later in the period as NAX led 3-2 after 40. John extended the lead early in the third and Chorney scored his fourth shorthanded goal of the year midway through the period. Schwartz would score on the same power play 1:13 later as St. George’s climbed back within two. But a late empty net goal by Harvey secured the NAX victory. 

Prairie Hockey Academy White (2/OT) vs Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg (1) U17 Prep

River Arnason scored the lone first period goal as RHA Winnipeg led 1-0. Hudson Thiessen tied the game in the second with a power play goal. After a scoreless third period Kane Domres scored 2:08 into overtime to give PHA White a 2-1 victory. Cameron Beisal (47/48) and Peyton Shore (41/43) each made 40-plus stops in net for their respective teams. 

Shawnigan Lake School (0) vs Notre Dame (7) U15 Prep

Kurtis Stajkowski (30/30) made 30 saves for his second shutout of the season as Notre Dame defeated Shawnigan 7-0. Logan Arnold (2G, 1A) and defenseman Ryker Doka (2G, 1A) each scored twice while Luke White (3A) added three assists in the win. Riley Brown, Ethan Fitzpatrick (1G, 1A) and William French (1G, 1A) scored the other Notre Dame goals. Liam Chamberlain (32/39) faced 39 shots in the loss. 

North Shore Warriors (4) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (1) U15

Owen Hurlbut (35/36) made 35 saves to backstop North Shore to a 4-1 win over OHA. Kenzo Gibson (2G, 2A) scored his 32nd and 33rd goals of the season in the first, Alexander Brent scored in the second, and Riley Taylor scored early in the third as North Shore led 4-0. Nathan Marques ended the Hurlbut shutout bid with four seconds remaining. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme (1) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (4) Female U18 Prep

Jillian Matthews (25/26) made 25 saves to backstop Delta Green to a 4-1 win over NAX. Kismet Dogan scored the lone first period goal before a hectic second period. Molly Cole (2G, 1A) extended the lead before Brayden Stewart got NAX on the board less than four minutes later. Cole would respond 6:41 after that and Ellie Chou added a power play goal to round out the scoring. J’Anne Colbow (17/21) made 17 saves in the loss. 

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (5) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (6) Female U18 Prep

Gabriella Lee (1G, 2A) scored 4:10 in and Kira Buui hit double digit goals on the season as Delta Black led 2-0. Sydney Stibbard (1G, 1A) scored with three seconds left in the first to get RHA Winnipeg on the board. Hudson Bradley tied the game 1:36 into the second and Rowyn Street (2G) gave RHA Winnipeg their first lead of the game. Niayah Morris tied the game with a power play goal just 48 seconds later but a Shea Warnick (1G, 1A) goal gave RHA Winnipeg a 4-3 lead after 40. Eden Hamel (2G, 1A) tied the game 2:35 into the third before Street’s 20th of the season put RHA Winnipeg back on top. The lead was short lived as Hamel tied the game 44 seconds later and Emma Biros (1G, 1A) scored with 2:15 left to play to give Delta Black the 6-5 win. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (4/SO) vs North Shore Warriors (3) Female U18 Prep

Aiden Cronk and Bavneet Dhaliwal scored first period goals to put North Shore ahead before Alia Drummond gave PMHA their first of the game. Jaida Powell (1G, 1A) extended the lead heading into the third but PMHA would mount a late comeback as Heidi Danners scored with 4:55 left and Ashlyn Kuffler (1G, 2A) tied the game with 1:37 remaining. After OT solved nothing, Piper Miller scored the lone shootout goal and Brooklynn Adams (44/47) stopped all three North Shore shooters to give PMHA the 4-3 win. Amy McLeod (21/24) made 21 saves in the loss. 

Notre Dame (6) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (3) U17 Prep

Reid White and Liam McCloy (2G, 1A) scored 19 seconds apart and Carter Hudyma (2G) scored twice in a 30 second span as Notre Dame grabbed an early 4-0 lead. Jack Perrrier scored his 11th of the season in the second to get PMHA on the board and within three. Mason Miller scored 1:30 into the third as it looked like Notre Dame would cruise to victory. But Rachlan Hay (1G, 1A) and Benson Hirst (1G, 1A) scored power play goals 12 seconds apart to give PMHA some late life. A McCloy shorthanded goal with 5:35 left to play put the game to bed and secured a Notre Dame 6-3 win. 

North Shore Warriors (4/OT) vs Prairie Hockey Academy (3) U15 Prep

North Shore led 2-0 after the first as Nash Humber and Lucas Lekakis (2G, 1A)each found the back of the net. Nixon Friesen scored the lone second period goal to pull Prairie within one. Lekakis scored 2:18 into the third to restore the two goal lead. But PHA wouldn’t go down without a fight as Ethan Grant scored his second of the year and Ramsey Thompson tied the game with 48 seconds remaining. But North Shore would bounce back in overtime as Kayden Runstedler scored his 13th of the season to give his team a 4-3 win. 

North Shore Warriors Orange (3) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (5) U17 Prep

Nicholas Campbell (3G) scored his 30th goal of the season 18 seconds in and Jordan Nguyen scored exactly 11 minutes later as Delta Black led 2-0 after 20. Lincoln Arkinstall (1G, 1A) and Campbell scored second period goals as Delta Black took a commanding 4-0 lead into the third. But North Shore Orange began to battle back at Marcus Voth and Finlay Reed scored 1:12 apart and Noah Russo brought his team within one with 10:26 left to play. But Campbell completed the hat-trick with an empty net goal with 16 seconds left to play, securing the Delta Black victory. Jake Poblete (40/43) and Kellen Ceraldi (29/33) were in net for their respective teams. 

BWC Academy (1) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (6) U15

Jack Leslie (2G, 1A) scored 1:31 in and Kaius Millan added a goal 1:09 later as RHA Kelowna raced out to a 2-0 lead. Berkeley Reid pushed the RHA Kelowna lead to 3-0 midway through the opening period. Santino Iriberri scored on the power play to get BWC Academy on the scoresheet, but Aiden Andrews (2G, 1A) responded just 11 seconds later. Andrews would score the lone second period goal and Leslie added a power play marker in the third to close out a 6-1 RHA Kelowna win. Dylan Mingo (25/26) made 25 saves for his sixth win of the season. 

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (1) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (10) U18 Prep

Joe Iginla (1G, 4A) led the RHA Kelowna offence with five points in a 10-1 victory over CDA late Friday night. Brody Gillespie (1G, 2A) and defenseman Noah Smith (1G, 2A) each had a goal and two assists while Steele Bass (9/10) needed to make just nine saves to secure the win. Esteban Labelle scored the lone goal for CDA in the loss.