GAME DAY RECAP: February 5, 2024

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Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (0) vs Prairie Hockey Academy White (5) U17 Prep

Georgi Milanov (19/19) made 19 saves to earn his third shutout of the season as PHA White defeated Wenatchee 5-0. Reid Fraser and Rylan Emigh (2G, 1A) scored first period goals and Griffin Horne (1G, 1A), Hudson Thiessen (1G, 1A) and Emigh added second period markers to provide the offence for PHA White. Kale Pratte (3A) chipped in with three assists. Anthony Ganoung (61/66) faced 66 shots in the loss. 

Indigenous Sports Academy (4) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme White (5) U17 Prep

NAX White led 1-0 after 20 as Declan Brinkman (1G, 1A) scored his ninth goal of the season. Daine Thomas tied the game midway through the second before Ben Deacon (1G, 1A) and Tayvian Delorme traded goals to close out the second. Chaunde Jack and Delorme scored early in the third as ISA grabbed their first lead of the game. But NAX White would battle back with three goals in the final five minutes as Kyle Jamieson, Jackson Roberts and Brady Whitehead (1G, 1A) all found the back of the net. 

Fairmont Hockey (2) vs Yale Hockey Academy (3) U17 Prep

Yale scored three goals in a span of 4:19 late in the first to grab a 3-0 lead with Ryker Swanson and Zennon Turnovitski (2G) finding the back of the net. Lance McCloskey got Fairmont on the board late in the second as he scored his second goal of the season. John McDaniel brought Fairmont within one late in the third but they were unable to beat Jason Ho (36/38) again for an equaliser. Asher Wold (28/31) made 28 saves in the loss. 

OHA Edmonton (0) vs BWC Academy Gold (9) U17 Prep

BWC Academy Gold outshot OHA Edmonton 44-15 en route to a 9-0 win Monday. Christian Revel (3G) recorded a hat-trick, Kai Anderson (1G, 2A), Hunter Ashton (1G, 2A), Jonathan Bitonti (1G, 2A), Colton Gerrio (1G, 2A) and Kyle Obobaifo (1G, 2A) all had three points, and Noah Sinagowitz (15/15) made 15 saves for the shutout. 

BWC Academy White (1) vs OHA Edmonton Black (5) U17 Prep

Paulo Borrelli’s (1G, 1A) fourth goal of the season 3:10 in gave OHA Edmonton Black a 1-0 lead after 20. Luca Vadori and Ben Shaw each found the back of the net in the second to push the gap to 3-0. Riley Cumby and Jake Romanov Latawiec put the game well out of reach as they scored 36 seconds apart early in the third. Nic Collins ruined the Oscar Hazen (35/36) shutout bid, finding the back of the net with 10:38 left to play. Josh Wu (24/29) faced 29 shots in the loss. 

Notre Dame Red (4) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy White (2) U17 Prep

Lewis Brown (1G, 1A) and Brodyn Pladson scored at the back end of the first as Notre Dame grabbed a 2-0 lead. Carson Hiebert (2G, 1A) scored late in the second and again early in the third as Notre Dame held a commanding 4-0 lead. PCHA White would make a late push as Quinton Wade and Kody Pham scored but Matej Sevcik (38/40) stood tall to earn the 4-2 win. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (2) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (9) U18 Prep

Daxon Rudolph (3G, 1A) scored on the power play 1:41 into the game as NAX led 1–0 after 20. Hudson Closson tied the game 1:39 into the second with a power play goal of his own. Liam Eisnor and Jordan Duguay (2G, 2A) scored 10 seconds apart and Rudolph and Reis Nyland scored shortly after as NAX took a commanding 5-1 lead. Brody Martin scored on the power play late in the period to bring OHA back within striking distance. But Jack Toogood scored 15 seconds into the third and Rudolph completed the hat-trick 17 seconds later to put the game to bed. Luke Davies and Duguay added late third period tallies for NAX in the win. 

OHA Edmonton (3) vs BWC Academy (4/SO) U18 Prep

Ty Bonksowski (1G, 1A) and Patrick Sopiarz traded first period goals for their respective teams. Ryan Harris scored his 11th of the season midway through the game to put BWC Academy ahead going into the third. Nolan Schmidt (1G, 1A) and Mitch DeCoste scored back-to-back goals as OHA Edmonton grabbed their first lead of the game early in the third. OHA Edmonton looked to be on their way to victory until Nolan Gray scored with 14 seconds left to force OT. After overtime solved nothing, Lucas Jakubec was the lone shooter to score in the shootout as Preston Lewis (40/43) stopped all three OHA Edmonton attempts. 

Prairie Hockey Academy Blue (4) vs North Shore Warriors (5/SO) U17 Prep

Noah Friskie (1G, 1A) and Rylan Krawietz gave North Shore a 2-0 lead heading into the second. Hubert Larose (3G) scored a natural hat-trick in a span of 3:53 as PHA Blue jumped ahead 3-2. Cameron Collins and Anri Ishigaki scored 37 seconds apart to kick-off the third and put North Shore back on top. Jaxin Karst (1G, 3A) tied the game with his eighth goal of the season to force overtime. It took until the fourth round of the shootout for a skater to find the back of the net as Avraham Brown beat Riley Brown (45/49). Erik Blair (38/42) stopped all four PHA Blue shooters to secure the win.

North Shore Warriors Orange (3) vs Shawnigan Lake School (5) U17 Prep

After a scoreless first period Shawnigan scored five times in the first 12:43 of the second as McAllister Mugford (1G, 1A), Nigel Alberts (2G, 2A), Liam Downie and Matthew Last (1G, 1A) all found the back of the net. Laurenz Liebhart (1G, 1A) halted the run with a late second period tally. Alex McMillan and Nishaan Jauhol gave North Shore Orange late life but it was all for nothing as Lukas Nolan (24/27) and Shawnigan held on for a 5-3 win. 

Edge School Maroon (3) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy Blue (9) U17 Prep

Reece Miyoshi (2G, 3A) and Parson Shahi (1G, 3A) paced the PCHA Blue offence en route to a 9-3 win over Edge Maroon. Ashton Fummerton (28/31) made 28 saves in net for the win. Keegan de Sa (1G, 1A), Jeff Niehaus (1G, 1A) and Sawyer Samycia scored for Edge Maroon in the loss. 

St. George’s School (6) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (4) U17 Prep

The first period ended tied 1-1 as Emil Ahopelto (2G) and Kingston Chisholm (2G, 1A) scored for their respective teams. St. George’s dominated the second period with Harshaan Kaila (3G, 1A) scoring twice and Ahopelto finding the back of the net on the power play. Kaila completed the hat-trick 4:12 into the third to push the lead to 5-1. SAHA would make a late push as Chisholm, Ty Krooshoop and Eastyn Dimond brought their team within one. But Sam Auld (1G, 3A) killed any chance at a comeback with an empty net goal in the dying seconds of the game. Cash Christie (59/63) made 59 saves to earn the win. 

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (1) vs St. George’s School (2) U18 Prep

A goaltending battle saw Eric Tu (29/30) and St. George’s defeat CDA and Merik Grinaker (29/31) 2-1 Monday. Simon Ward opened the scoring on the power play with his 10th goal of the season. Reece Liu (1G, 1A) doubled the St. George’s goal total early in the second with his 17th of the season. Royce Butler gave CDA late life when he scored his 10th goal of the season with 2:32 left to play. But Tu held strong the rest of the way to secure the victory. 

Shawnigan Lake School (6) vs Prairie Hockey Academy (1) U18 Prep

Easton Sangris (2G), Brendyn Van Oene (2G, 1A) and Eli McKamey (2G, 1A) scored first period goals as Shawnigan jumped out to an early 3-0 lead. McKamey and Van Oene scored in the second to extend the deficit to five. A power play goal by Avery Johnson shortly after got PHA on the board. Sangris scored the lone third period goal as Shawnigan earned a 6-1 win. Will Stonehouse (26/27) made 26 saves in the win. 

Notre Dame (11) vs Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (4) U17 Prep

Despite recording a hat-trick, Preston Peterson’s (3G) CDA squad could not surmount Notre Dame and their offensive production. Ilyas Yarkov (2G, 3A) led the charge for ND picking up 5-points in the process, while Carter Hudyma (2G, 1A) supplied another multi-goal effort. Notre Dame had opened this contest with four goals in only 1:54 of elapsed time.

Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Red (5) vs Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg (3) U17 Prep

After a scoreless first, Brayden Westman (2G, 1A) ignited the scoring with a curl-and-drag shot from the top of the circles. Carter Haney (1G, 1A) would respond for RHA Winnipeg, extending his goal streak into the double digits as he’s potted 13-goals in his last 10-games. Later in the frame, Luke Silvernagle would put RHA Kelowna Red back in front. Teams would sway back and forth in the third. Levi Hollatz (37/40) would even stone Hayden Shtykalo on a penalty shot. However, Westman’s second of the afternoon following Hollatz PS save would secure the win for RHA Kelowna Red.

St. Mary’s High School (7) vs Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy Navy (2) U17 Prep

Three multi-goal scorers were the difference makers for St. Mary’s High School on Monday afternoon. Michael Albert (3G) led the way with his hat-trick while William Wadlington (2G, 2A) and Liam Hilscher (2G) each potted a pair to comfortably win this game to close out their showcase.

Okanagan Hockey Academy (5/SO) vs Edge School Gold (4) U17 Prep

With a desperately short lineup, things were looking grim for OHA in their showdown with Edge Gold. However, their top guns delivered early. Connor Vogt put OHA on the board just sixty seconds in while Moose Jaw Warriors prospect, Tyson Schamehorn (3G), ripped home his first of the evening near the end of the frame. Goaltender Micah Davidson (38/42) had turned aside all 13-shots he faced in the first period. Schamehorn collected another two in the second, filling out his hat-trick, but Edge Gold started to find their groove as well after Maclean Leonard (1G, 1A) and Noah Kelly put their academy on the scoresheet. OHA kept things tight in the third but would surrender two late, forcing an overtime and an eventual shootout. Bradley Schmidt was first up to bat for OHA and made no mistake netting what would become the game winner after Davidson stoned Ryan Boyce in close to pull off the win with the depleted roster.

Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Black (3) vs Calgary International Hockey Academy (4/SO) U17 Prep

RHA Kelowna Black and CIHA battled back and forth for the better part of forty minutes before Riley Pedersen (2G) scored one late in the second to put RHA Kelowna Black up by one. The BC academy would keep their foot on the gas pedal in the third as well, limiting CIHA to only 9-shots in the frame. However, in the dire moments of the third, Lincoln Martin (3G) would not only nab his hat-trick, but save his team from suffering what would only be their fourth regulation loss of the season. Overtime failed to find a winner so a shootout was necessary. Martin would work his magic and score as the second shooter up while Brendan Rudolph sealed the comeback scoring as the third shooter for CIHA, stretching their point streak to 8-games. 

Delta Hockey Academy Green (4) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme Blue (3) U17 Prep

Nate Barclay (1G, 3A) ran the show from the point on Monday, racking up helpers on each of Delta Green’s first three tallies before burying the OT winner himself off a wicked wrister from the right circle. Max Malinousky (2A) also added two assists on the afternoon, adding to his division leading total which now sits at 63-points in 25 games. On the other hand, Riley Thorpe (1G, 1A) snatched his CSSHL leading 6th shorthanded goal on the season early in the second period.

North Shore Warriors (5/OT) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (4) U18 Prep

After being down 3-1 in the first frame and being outshot 21-10, North Shore would find their footing. Come the second, the Warriors were clinical on their powerplays, scoring on two late opportunities off the sticks of Deacon Drummond (3G) and Dylan Ruff. RHA Winnipeg would fall back into groove in the third, once again heavily outshooting North Shore. However, Erik Powers (44/48) held his ground and turned all 22-shot attempts aside while Drummond found twine with just under eight minutes to go. In overtime, Powers would make a pair of stops before Shane Purves (1G, 3A) brought the puck out of the zone. Shortly after, he spotted Drummond far side for the OT winning goal, surmounting RHA Winnipeg in comeback fashion.

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (11) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (2) U18 Prep

Quinn Burfoot (80/91) had a busy evening in Calgary after facing 91 shots from the machine that is RHA Kelowna. Only one skater on RHA Kelowna was held off the scoresheet in this offensive showcase while Kelsen Podworny (3G, 1A), McCarthy Richardson (2G, 3A) and Morgan Hackman (1G, 2A) dealt the most damage to the back of Pilot Mound’s cage. 

Delta Hockey Academy Black (0) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (7) U17 Prep

Pilot Mound closed out their showcase in Winnipeg with a perfect outing over Delta Black. Piet Mireau (31/31) made 31-saves for his 3rd shutout on the season, all of which he’s provided 30+ saves in. Their penalty kill also went an impressive 4/4 while their powerplay was clicking at over 50%, going 3/5 in this contest. Benson Hirst (2G) led the way for PMHA, opening and closing the scoring while fellow defender, Ryder Stimson (1G, 1A) provided the insurance marker.

Winnipeg Wild (4) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (0) U17 Prep

Zakary Matheson (27/27) stumped OHA Black on Monday to close out the Winnipeg Wild’s stint as guests at the U17 Prep showcase in Winnipeg. OHA Black made an offensive push in the second, but would crumble after Julian Fedora connected for a shorthanded goal which chained into another goal just 28-seconds later.

Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (3) vs Notre Dame (2) U18 Prep

Wenatchee hopped on the offensive train early, scoring twice in the first period thanks to efforts from Gabe Eckdahl and Max Workman. However, Ayden Pimm would claw one back for Notre Dame late in the first to cut their deficit down to one. 1:06 into the second, Cale Livingston would strip Wenatchee of a loose puck and score off a decadent solo effort to tie the game up at two. After fighting back and forth for the majority of a period and a half, Fischer Nicolet would score for Wenatchee for the eventual game winner.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (4) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (1) U18 Prep

A pair of first period goals from Whitehorse’s Jase Johsntone was the difference maker versus SAHA. Trace Anderson would add a third for PCHA in the second, while Chayse Johnson (37/38) turned aside 18-shots in the frame. Will Bell got one back and gave SAHA a chance to pull their goalie late, but Noah Kosick (1G, 2A) would capitalise on the empty net to put PCHA in the win column as their U18 Prep showcase came to a close. 

Delta Hockey Academy (1) vs Edge School (8) U18 Prep

Just 21-seconds in, Tri-City Americans prospect, Cruz Pavao (2G, 1A) gave Edge the go ahead lead. Jack Ferguson would make things even later in the frame, but this was the last taste of twine Delta would have for the rest of the evening. Nate Crashley put Edge ahead again near the end of the first, setting the tone for what Edge would set forward for the rest of the match. Edge would close this match with another six unanswered goals with major contributions from Owen Cooper (1G, 3A), Logan Murray (2G) and ‘09 forward, Brock England (1G, 1A).

Yale Hockey Academy (6) vs Calgary International Hockey Academy (3) U18 Prep

Halfway through the match, Yale and CIHA were all tied up after a pair of goals from Ethan Watkins (2G) brought CIHA back into contention. However, shortly after Watkins’ second goal, Grant Reid put Yale back in the driver’s seat and ignited a chain of three goals to establish a 5-2 lead into the third. Lucas Biros would add a sixth goal to Yale’s tally, sealing up their weekend in Calgary and the entire U18 Prep showcase.