GAME DAY RECAP: February 25, 2024

Edge School (4) vs Shawnigan Lake School (7) Female U18 Prep

Gracie Szadkowski (1G, 1A) and April Klarenbach (2G) traded goals just 4:26 into the hockey game before Morgan Jackson (3G, 1A) scored twice in 2:20 and Taya Lonsdale (1G, 2A) found the back of the net 2:22 later to give Shawnigan a 4-1 lead. Samantha Barker and Anya Porter traded second period goals as the deficit remained at three. Shannon Pearson and Mya Lawrence (1G, 1A) opened the third by trading goals, while Klarenbach and Jackson closed out the game by doing the same. Alexandra Nelson (25/29) made 25 saves for the win. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (2) vs St. Mary’s Academy (3/SO) Female U18 Prep

A Hannah Arnold goal with 1:08 left to play in the first gave St. Mary’s a 1-0 lead heading into the second. Mia Faseruk extended the lead 9:38 into the second before Rebecca Macfarlane got OHA Black on the board with 1:02 left in the second. It looked as though St. Mary’s would close out the game but a late penalty allowed Sophia Makokis to capitalise on the power play and force overtime. After OT solved nothing, Jakia Curle and Payton Henwood each scored, while Sasha Coutu (21/23) stopped two of the three OHA Black shooters to give St. Mary’s the 3-2 win. Ryann Faulkner (22/24) faced 24 shots in the OHA Black net. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme (0) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (12) Female U18 Prep

Alida Korte (3G, 1A) recorded a hat-trick while Chloe Primerano (2G, 4A) finished with a game best six points, extending her record setting season total to 89 in 29 games played. Gracie Graham (1G, 3A) added four points while Jordan Blouin (1G, 2A), Danica Maynard (1G, 2A) and Emelia McDermid (1G, 2A) chipped in with three points each. Farah Walker (15/15) made 15 saves for her fourth shutout of the season. 

Thunder Bay Queens (4) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (6) Female U18 Prep

Thunder Bay opened the scoring with back-to-back goals from Kiera Stokaluk and Brooklyn Voortman. Delta Green countered with a goal from Mackenzie Galick and a shorthanded tally from Ellie Chou. Addison Chown restored the Thunder Bay lead 7:38 into the second period. Molly Cole scored Delta Green’s second shorthanded goal of the game to tie it and Erica Barnard scored less than two minutes later to pull her team ahead for the first time of the day. Karington Mollin extended the lead 3:32 into the third period with a power play tally. Brynn Hannula responded with a power play tally of her own for Thunder Bay as they drew back within one. But Cole scored her second of the game, and 17th of the season, with 1:13 left to play, securing the Delta Green 6-4 victory. Jillian Matthews (22/26) made 22 saves to earn the win. 

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (5) vs Yale Hockey Academy (3) U15 Prep

Drayden Uhrina opened the scoring 58 seconds in and Cohen Lewko (1G, 2A) and Knox Burton (1G, 1A) both added first period tallies as RHA Winnipeg led 3-0 after 20. Jacob Dumansky (2G, 1A) scored his 20th of the season to get Yale on the board but Wyatt Jones (1G, 1A) restored the three goal lead less than three minutes later. Dumansky brought his team back within two 26 seconds into the third period before Oliver Campbell and Shaun Hildebrandt (1G, 1A) traded goals to close out the game. Tate Barnaby (34/37) made 34 saves for the win. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (5/OT) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (4) U15 Prep

Gavin Noseworthy and Forrest Karlson scored 11 seconds apart near the end of the first as PMHA grabbed a 2-0 lead. Hudson Albert got Delta Black on the board 3:09 into the second before Kolby Cooper and Beckett Matlock (1G, 1A) traded goals to close out the period. Davin Hart (1G, 1A) tied the game 46 seconds into the third with his 10th goal of the season. Sam Carnegie restored the PMHA lead with 12:07 left to play. The lead held until Ryan Franklin’s (1G, 2A) seventh goal of the season with 2:57 left forced overtime. In OT Cohen Recksiedler was the PMHA hero, scoring his sixth of the season 2:20 into the extra frame. Michael Kolebaba (33/37) and Holden Tamm (22/27) were in net for their respective teams. 

Prairie Hockey Academy White (5) vs Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg (2) U17 Prep

Austin Gammon (1G, 1A) opened the scoring for PHA White with 12 seconds left to play in the first period. Kane Domres (1G, 1A) and Rylan Emigh scored 13 seconds apart and Jaxon Nicol scored a goal of his own as PHA White took a commanding 4-0 lead into the third. Layne Schofield and Hayden Shtykalo gave RHA Winnipeg some third period life but a Ryland Molde (1G, 1A) goal with two seconds left to play clinched a 5-2 Prairie White victory. Georgi Milanov (40/42) and Peyton Shore (70/75) were in net for their respective teams. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (1) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (6) Female U18 Prep

Tiani Makokis (2G, 1A) opened the scoring 1:36 into the game and Madison Deschamps extended the lead with 2:07 left in the period. Shayna Bannister got PMHA on the board with a power play goal with 35 seconds remaining in the opening period. Kate Streek and Ava Clavelle each scored their first goals of the season and Maddy Niesh added her seventh as OHA Black pulled further ahead. Makokis scored 24 seconds into the third to hit double digit goals, and round out the scoring. Jorja Moore (12/13) faced just 13 shots in net for OHA Black while Brooklynn Adams (40/46) faced 46. 

Delta Hockey Academy Black (2) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (0) Female U18 Prep

Alix Walchuk (42/42) made 42 saves to record her second shutout of the season, and seventh of her CSSHL career. Abby Hamel scored 1:47 in and Niayah Morris scored 4:12 later to provide Delta Black all the offence they would need. Maddy Ferguson (29/31) made 29 saves in the loss. 

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (2) vs North Shore Warriors (1) Female U18 Prep

After a scoreless first period, Sydney Stibbard opened the scoring on the power play with her 12th goal of the season for RHA Winnipeg. Shea Warnick extended the lead 11:59 into the third with her 15th of the year. Emily Gerdevich responded for North Shore 2:44 later but her team was unable to beat Bailey Schwartz (30/31) again to find the equaliser. Hyoseo Cheo (31/29) made 29 saves in the loss. 

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (6) vs Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (4) U18 Prep

After RHA Kelowna won their last two matchups against CDA by a large margin, Max Jackson (1G, 1A) scored 27 seconds in and Gabe Malcuit added his first as CDA led 2-0 8:41 into the game. However, the lead was short lived as Maddox Gandha (2G, 1A), Keaton Verhoeff and Cruz Waltze (1G, 1A) all found the back of the net for RHA Kelowna before the horn sounded to end the first. Gandha extended the lead before Royce Butler and Cameron Norrie (1G, 1A) swapped goals late in the second period. Zachary Maheu brought CDA within one 5:27 into the third but a late Jake Skogstad (1G, 1A) goal killed any idea of a comeback. Steele Bass (16/20) made 16 saves for the win while Zane Hill (64/70) faced a whopping 70 shots in the loss. 

BWC Academy (3) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (5) U15 Prep

The first period ended tied 2-2 as Tristan Hoko and Jaxson Bartsch (1G, 2A) scored for OHA while Logan Henry and Julian Revel (1G, 2A) countered for BWC Academy. Eli Tverdovsky (2G) scored 25 seconds into the middle frame to put OHA ahead going into the third. Richard Wonyeneh tied the game nine minutes into the third but late goals from Trey Tourigny and Tverdovsky gave OHA the 5-3 win. Alex Youngson (27/30) and Aiden Lazazzera (31/35) were in net for their respective teams. 

Delta Hockey Academy Green (5) vs BWC Academy Gold (6) U17 Prep

Christian Revel (3G) opened the scoring 30 seconds into the game but Delta Green quickly responded as Dalton Toma (2G, 1A) found the back of the net for the 16th time this season just 1:04 later. Max Malinousky (1G, 2A) scored less than three minutes later to put Delta Green ahead, but a Kai Anderson (2G) goal tied the game again. Colton Gerrior (1G, 2A) and Revel scored 23 seconds apart to open the second period before Toma and Suhaan Nagra (1G, 1A) responded with goals in a span of 37 seconds. Anderson restored the BWC Academy Gold lead but Lukas Lima (1G, 1A) tied the game less than two minutes later. After 10 goals were scored in the first 40, Revel scored the lone third period goal with 53 seconds left, completing the hat-trick and giving his team the 6-5 win. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (0) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (15) U18 Prep

Ben Polhill (20/20) made 20 saves for his first shutout of the season and the SAHA offence produced 15 goals Sunday. Carter Cunningham (5G, 1A) led the way offensively with a five goal effort for a SAHA team that saw all but two skaters record at least a single point. Brayden Ryan-Mackay (1G, 3A) and Nate Yellowaga (1G, 3A) each added four points in the win. 

NWCAA Flames U15 AAA (5) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (1) U15 Prep

A strong first period outing from the Flames was the difference maker over PCHA. Boris Sigachev (1G, 2A) got the Flames on the board just 3:01 in and would later provide the primary assist on Max Mooney’s second goal. Owen Bate got PCHA on the scoresheet shortly after, but this was all the offence PCHA was able to produce in this contest. Despite the loss, Lynden Mercier (51/56) still made a walloping 51-saves across the sixty minutes of play, fending off what could have been a much more lopsided affair.

North Shore Warriors (2) vs Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (5) U17 Prep

Wenatchee unleashed a shooting gallery upon their northern neighbours, firing 51-shots on goal compared to North Shore’s 18. The two BB’s, Braden Boman (2G, 1A) and Brayden Barker (3A) were the primary providers in this Wenatchee victory while Anthony Ganoung (16/18) comfortably steered aside 16-shots in goal. Beckham Brossard (46/51) picked up 46-saves in the loss for North Shore.

Shawnigan Lake School (6) vs North Shore Warriors (1) U18 Prep

Eli McKamey (2G) wrapped up his regular season with another two goals to his name, ending the campaign with 23-goals and 48-points in 28GP. McKamey’s goals served as the game winner and the insurance marker after redirecting Ethan Armstrong’s (2A) point shot just 13-seconds into the second frame. Chase Kittleson (1G, 2A) would provide a shorthanded goal in part of a three-point performance while Emmitt Neitsch (30/31) picked up 30-saves en route to victory.

Edge School (4) vs St. George’s School (5/SO) U15 Prep

Edge School started this match with the early 1-0 lead thanks to a jam play in front from Nathan Cole. However, a 5-minute major for head contact assessed to Brock England swayed momentum in favour of St. George’s. The Vancouver-based academy failed to connect on the man advantage, but were able to test Carsten Leyerzapf (33/37) a fair bit. Come the second period, St. George’s found their groove as they exploded for three unanswered goals after Jayan Sinha (1G, 1A) sniped one in transition. St. George’s would have carried over a 3-1 lead into the third but a late tic-tac-toe play from Edge brought things to within one. Early in the third, Louis Oscar Holowaychuk tapped in a feed from Sinha to restore St. George’s two goal advantage. Everything was looking good for St. George’s until Edge unearthed a late push. Luke Jamieson made things a one goal game. Then only two minutes later, Joaquin Geras (1G, 2A) rifled home a wrister from the top of the slot, being Les Toth (37/41) and forcing overtime. Toth and Leyerzapf would each make their fair share of saves in the extra frame and would ultimately lead this game into a shootout. The first seven shooters in rotation were not able to beat those aforementioned goaltenders. It would come down to St. George’s Jack Poole who went on to beat Leyerzapf blocker side with a quick shot, ending Edge School’s comeback attempt and ending St. George’s regular season on a high note, snapping Edge’s 15-game win streak in the process.

Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (0) vs Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Red (3) U17 Prep

Levi Hollatz (23/23) was the star of RHA Kelowna Red’s triumph over OHA Black, picking up his second shutout of the season. Porter Rossi picked up the game winner late in the first on the powerplay while Joshua Johnstone nabbed a shorthanded goal in the second for the insurance marker. OHA mustered 7-shots on goal in the third to try and spark a comeback to no avail while Brayden Westman put away the game with less than two-minutes on the clock. 

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (2) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (7) U15 Prep

NAX closed out their regular season with a bang over RHA Kelowna. Jaggar John (1G, 1A) put NAX on the board just under two-minutes in for his 20th of the campaign while Ben Harvey (1G, 2A) added another later in the first. NAX would go on to nab two shorthanded goals in the second, the first coming from Tyrie Ehrenberg (2G, 1A) and the second coming from Memphis Adeniken, putting this game out of reach for RHA Kelowna. Cam Hoose (23/25) was in goal for the victory, picking up his 10th win on the season.

Delta Hockey Academy (1) vs Yale Hockey Academy (3) U15

Despite allowing the game’s first goal to get by, Yale still triumphed over Delta Hockey Academy on Sunday. Yianni Sergiannidis got Delta on the board early in the first, but his academy would surrender shortly after to Yale, keeping things tied up at the end of one. We wouldn’t see any more scoring until the third where Maxx Trites was able to push Yale in front after peppering Quinn Copeland (42/45) with shots for the greater part of fifty minutes. Matteo Zenone (2G) would later add his second of the game, sealing Delta’s regular season on a loss.

CIH Academy Green U18 (3) vs Ontario Hockey Academy Prep (8) Eastern U18

An early three goal swing from OHA Prep put CIH Green on their heels for the entirety of the match. Oliver Nilsgaard (2G) nabbed a quick two to build upon OHA Prep’s lead before Neil Iserhoff (2G) was able to stop the bleeding. This would only be temporary as Takanobu Hiraga (2G, 2A) added yet another two goals for OHA Prep before the end of the first, extending their lead to 5-1. OHA Prep would go on to add another three unanswered in the second, putting things out of reach for CIH Green. Oliver Kiraly (39/42) picked up the win between the pipes, playing an important role in goal as the shots only deviated by three. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme Blue (6) vs OHA Edmonton Black (2) U17 Prep

Jake MacDonald led NAX Blue out of the first frame with the lead, setting the tone for what was to commence in the second. Ethan Buhler (1G, 2A) scored the first of four unanswered for NAX Blue, extending their lead to a substantial 5-0 before the end of the second. OHA Edmonton Black scraped back two in the third, but that’s all they were able to get past Parker Snell (24/26) as NAX Blue cruised to victory.

Shawnigan Lake School (1) vs OHA Edmonton (15) U15 Prep

OHA Edmonton closed their regular season on a high note, scoring a season high 15-goals against Shawnigan Lake. Not a single skater left the rink without a point next to their name on the scoresheet. Walker Filewich (3G, 2A) and Zachary Schwartz (1G, 5A) were the top two scorers in this offensive display while Miles Hartmann (1G, 4A) also picked up 5-points. Seven other skaters scored at least 3-points in the match.

North Shore Warriors (2) vs Notre Dame (4) U15 Prep

Ryker Doka (2G) opened up Notre Dame’s scoring, putting them up by a score of two just halfway through the first period. Soon after Doka’s second, Thomas MacPhee (1G, 1A) added one of his own to further extend Notre Dame’s early lead. Scoring wouldn’t resume until the third period where Lucas Lekakis (2G) added another two goals to his outstanding weekend, but nothing more would get past Kurtis Stafkowski (23/25), whose strong play kept Notre Dame alive in the third as North Shore fired 17-shots on target.

St. George’s School (5) vs Yale Hockey Academy (7) U18 Prep

Fresh off his stint with the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL, Tommy Lafreniere (1G, 3A) made sure he was utilised in Yale’s final game of the regular season. The Whistler, BC native supplied 4-points en route to a 7-5 victory. However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Yale. St. George’s struck for four unanswered goals in the second after being down 3-0. If it wasn’t for Lafreniere’s late goal in the second to tie everything up again, this match could have ended in a different manner. In the third, Yale potted another three goals to secure the late victory.

Prairie Hockey Academy (2) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (8) U15 Prep

A 4-point outing from Delta Green’s Caden Leibel (2G, 2A) was the motor behind their commanding victory over PHA. Maximus Craig (1G, 1A) got PHA on the board just under five-minutes into this contest. However, it was Leibel’s efforts that got Delta Green back into the game, scoring just over two-minutes later. Delta Green would go on to outscore PHA 7-1 through the rest of the match, securing a convincing victory.

OHA Edmonton (2) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (11) U15

NAX unloaded for 11-goals Sunday evening, going an impressive 4/7 on the powerplay on top of everything. Teagan Bouchard (1G, 3A), Easton Arndt (2G, 2A) and Bronsyn Mouille (2G, 2A) led the way with 4-point efforts while Will Kelts (1G, 3A) chipped in for 4-points from the blueline.