GAME DAY RECAP: January 10-11, 2024

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Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (3) vs St. Mary’s Academy (6) Female U18 Prep

Joanna Braun opened the scoring late in the first as St. Mary’s grabbed an initial 1-0 lead. Shayna Bannister (2G) tied the game on the power play 4:13 into the second. Reese Kartusch (2G, 1A) restored the SMA lead 1:25 later but Bannister responded for PMHA 39 seconds after that. Just 1:44 later Maggie Nicol (1G, 1A) scored to wrap up a crazy four minute span and give St. Mary’s a 3-2 lead. Hannah Arnold and Heidi Danners traded late second period goals. Kartusch put the game out of reach with a short handed tally 4:47 into the third and Chiara Wilson’s (1G, 1A) fifth of the season saw St. Mary’s double-up PMHA 6-3. Keyauna Robinson-Prefontaine (19/22) made 19 saves to earn the win while Brooklynn Adams (28/34) faced 34 shots in the loss. 

Delta Hockey Academy Black (4) vs Notre Dame Red (3) U17 Prep

Brodyn Pladson (2G, 1A) and Nicholas Campbell (1G, 1A) traded first period goals for their respective teams. Ben Bugeaud (1G, 1A) restored the Notre Dame Red lead midway through the second before Ronan Coopman and Imaan Atwal scored in a span of 1:06 to give Delta Black their first lead. Pladson responded for Notre Dame Red 26 seconds later to tie the game heading into the third. An unassisted goal by Jordan Nguyen (1G, 1A) 7:18 into the third would see Delta Black claim a 4-3 victory. Jake Poblete (37/40) made 37 saves and recorded an assist in the win. Matej Sevcik (18/22) was in net for the loss. 

South Alberta Hockey Academy (5) vs St. George’s School (2) U17 Prep

Minsuk Hou got St. George’s on the board late in the first but Ty Hynes (1G, 1A) countered with 48 seconds remaining in the period. Cole Fisher (1G, 2A) and Emil Ahopelto traded second period goals before SAHA took over in the third period. Jack Elliott (1G, 1A) scored the eventual game winner and Garrison Peck and Kingston Chisholm (1G, 1A) each added insurance markers as SAHA skated to a 5-2 victory. Steven Wawryk (32/34) and Imaree Dhaliwal (44/48) were in net for their respective teams. 

BWC Academy Gold (1) vs Edge School Gold (4) U17 Prep

After a scoreless first Ryan Boyce (2G, 1A) ended the deadlock 1:01 into the second with his fifth goal of the season. Jonathan Bitonti would score the lone BWC Academy Gold goal 8:22 later to tie the game heading into the third. Hudson Getzlaf scored the game winning goal with 10:36 remaining and Dallin Antons and Boyce both added insurance markers as Edge Gold skated to a 4-1 win. Holden Murphy (25/26) made 25 saves for his sixth win of the season. Noah Sinagowitz (26/30) faced 30 shots in defeat.  

OHA Edmonton Black (6) vs BWC Academy White (4) U17 Prep

Callum Campbell and Calum Giese scored two minutes apart as OHA Edmonton Black grabbed an early 2-0 lead. BWC Academy White would get one back before the period ended when Dominic Seminoff scored his 11th goal of the season on the power play. Emmett Jones and Oleksii Zhekov traded goals midway through the second before Karson Kereliuk (1G, 1A) doubled the OHA Edmonton Black lead. Mark Lee (2G) scored twice in the third for BWC Academy White but Jake Romanov Latawiec and Braydon Franks (1G, 2A) countered for OHA Edmonton Black as they earned a 6-4 win. Oscar Hazen (24/28) picked-up his sixth win of the season. 

Edge School Maroon (6) vs North Shore Warriors (1) U17 Prep

Keegan de Sa (3G, 1A)and Luca Dufour (2G, 1A) gave Edge Maroon a 2-0 advantage heading into the second. de Sa scored on the power play 2:31 into the second to extend the lead. Rylan Krawietz responded 2:17 later as he wound up being the only North Shore skater to beat Brooke Davis (30/31). de Sa completed the hat-trick with 1:07 remaining in the second period as Edge Maroon held a commanding 4-1 lead after 40. Eric Wagman and Dufour scored third period goals to complete the 6-1 win for Edge Maroon. Beckham Brossard (43/49) faced 43 shots in net. 

Wenatchee Wild Hockey (5) Academy vs Delta Hockey Academy (1) U15

Akira Ota (2G) scored the lone first period goal and again 1:35 into the second as Wenatchee led 2-0. Matthew Zaitchikov brought Delta within one midway through the second but that was as close as they would get as Wenatchee added goals from Carson White-Sibley (1G, 1A), Bryden Wagner (1G, 2A) and Alex Haglund to earn a 5-1 win. Steven Jones (31/32) and Quinn Coupland (34/39) were in net for their respective teams. 

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (2) vs OHA Edmonton (5) U17 Prep

Jordan Porteous (2G) scored twice in the first as CDA led 2-1 after 20. But OHA Edmonton would take control the rest of the game with Austin Fell (2G) scoring in the second and third, while Owen Rattray and Callum Maclean added second and third period goals of their own to give their team a 5-2 victory. Ethan Edwards (17/19) made 17 saves in the win. Jr Peebles (38/43) faced 43 shots in the loss. Cale Chimera (3A) recorded three assists to lead all skaters. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (5) vs North Shore Warriors (6/OT) U15

Sebastian Nuttall (2G, 1A) opened the scoring 5:05 in but it was North Shore who led after 20 thanks to goals from Conor Nicolson (4G, 2A) and Alexander Brent (2G). Nehemiah (2G, 1A) Plunkett tied the game 1:31 into the second but Nicolson scored back-to-back goals to secure the hat-trick and give North Shore a 4-2 lead. Nuttall would bring PCHA back within one heading into the third. Nicolson would score again 25 seconds into the third period before Emilio de la O Ruiz gave PCHA late life. Plunkett would complete the tie the game with 1:24 left to play, finding the back of the net on the power play. Brent would score 2:51 into overtime to give North Shore a 6-5 win. 

Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (0) vs Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg (6) U17 Prep

River Arnason (1G, 2A) got the party started just 10 seconds in with his 10th goal of the season. William Spencer and Carter Haney scored 23 seconds apart in the final minute of the first as RHA Winnipeg held a commanding 3-0 lead. Nicklas Catellier scored in the second while Wyatt Kelman and Hayden Shtykalo (1G, 1A) added third period tallies. Peyton Shore (22/22) made 22 saves to earn his second shutout and increase his save percentage to a division best .960. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (1) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (2/OT) U17 Prep

After a scoreless first Nathaniel Danielson (1G, 1A) scored on the power play with 1:48 left in the second period to give Delta Green the lead. Austin Puentes countered with a power play goal of his own midway through the third period to force overtime. Nate Barclay was the hero for Delta Green, scoring 3:35 into the extra frame. Ashton Thornton (21/22) and Kyle Beilman (34/36) were in net for their respective teams. 

Prairie Hockey Academy White (3) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme Blue (4) U17 Prep

Sullivan Fogolin opened the scoring 5:39 into the first period. Mario DeMaria extended the NAX Blue lead 11:47 into the second with a power play goal. Rylan Emigh (1G, 1A) responded for PHA White just 23 seconds later but another NAX Blue affiliate player in Jaggar John restored the two goal lead. Carter Wingert (1G, 1A) and Ethan Unger responded in the second half of the third for PHA White as they tied the game with 2:34 left to play. But Jake MacDonald spoiled the comeback attempt scoring with 1:23 left to give NAX Blue a hard fought 4-3 win. Kai Zurowski (30/33) and Cameron Beisal (27/31) were in net for their respective teams. Mats Lajoie (3A) and Grady Wedman (3A) each had three assists in the win. 

Yale Hockey Academy (1) vs STAR Hockey Academy (5) U15

George Gapeshin scored 24 seconds in, Levi Ellingsen (2G, 1A) added a shorthanded goal 1:38 after that, and Sean McIntyre scored on the power play as STAR held a commanding 3-0 lead just 5:04 into the game. Jaxen McFegan halted the run 2:18 into the second before Daniel Makovetskiy (1G, 1A) countered with his 27th. Ellingsen added an empty net tally with 1:39 left to play. Erik Sims (28/29) made 28 saves for the win. 

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy Navy (3) vs Notre Dame (9) U17 Prep

Carter Hudyma (1G, 2A) opened the scoring 49 seconds in en route to a 9 goal effort by Notre Dame. Liam MCloy (2G, 2A) led all skaters with four points while Jakob Boekelder (1G, 2A) chipped in with three points of his own. Dane Gillis (23/26) made 23 saves for the win. Gavin Harty (2G) and Shawn Hayes (1G, 1A) each had two points for CDA Navy in the loss. Bennett Byers (73/82) faced a whopping 82 shots in net. 

North Shore Warriors Orange (1) vs Prairie Hockey Academy Blue (4) U17 Prep

Fernando Medina and Mani Maki scored first period goals as PHA Blue led 2-0 after the first. Hubert Larose extended the deficit 1:39 into the second with his fifth goal of the season. Colby Shumak would get North Shore Orange on the board late in the second with his first of the season. Jaivir Kaler put the game out of reach with a shorthanded goal midway through the third period. Riley Brown (24/25) earned his seventh win of the season with a 24 save performance. 

Shawnigan Lake School (7) vs North Shore Warriors (0) Female U18 Prep

In absence of leading scorer, Morgan Jackson, Shawnigan Lake’s Taya Lonsdale (2G) and Meera Smith (2G, 1A) filled the void with some critical offensive production. Anya Porter (1G, 1A) would open the scoring for Shawnigan early on before being followed up by Smith and Lonsdale. Grace Cooper (1G, 1A) continued the trending offence in the second to put the game out of reach early. Amy McLeod (48/55) stood on her head for 48-stops while Alexandra Nelson (13/13) stepped away with her first shutout of the 2023/24 campaign.

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (4) vs OHA Edmonton (9) U15

Jackson Konelsky (1G, 1A) and Liam McFadden (1G, 2A) opened the scoring for OHA Edmonton with each of their first goals of the season. OHA Edmonton would supply another three straight for five unanswered goals to kick off their new year. Miller Watkins (1G, 2A) would stop the bleeding for RHA Kelowna, taking advantage off of a neutral zone turnover before rifling one over Adrian Ferro (47/51). RHA Kelowna was firing on all cylinders in the second but would lose their footing after surrendering a SH goal to Joel Ngandu (2G, 1A). RHA Kelowna continued to press for the rest of the match but Ferro was practically unbeatable, turning aside another 10-shots in the third to keep his academy on top.  

Northern Alberta Xtreme White (4) vs Shawnigan Lake School (2) U17 Prep

Following a scoreless first, Ben Deacon would put NAX White on the board just 1:44 into the second. Shawnigan’s Ethan Naus would bring everything back to even shortly after, but Jackson Roberts (1G, 1A) would restore NAX White’s lead just over two minutes later. Ryan Schrock would add another before the period ended, giving NAX White a two-goal advantage entering the third. Nolan Blankstein would claw one back for Shawnigan in an attempt to make a comeback, but that was the last tally Ty Swanson (20/22) would allow past him in this match. Will Stonehouse (36/40) made a valiant effort, turning away every shot he faced in the third, but an empty netter would seal Shawnigan’s fate. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (0) vs Yale Hockey Academy (4) U17 Prep

Ryker Swanson (2G, 1A) and YHA commanded the first period in Abbotsford. Swanson would pot one early off of a slick feed from Aussie forward, Bodie Jerome. Gus Schill (1G, 1A) would pack in another for Yale just a few minutes later on a 2-on-1. OHA would then find themselves in penalty trouble, leading to Swanson’s second goal of the frame. For the next 40-minutes, Carson Lang (22/22) would stand tall in between the pipes to secure his second shutout of the campaign. Jayden Oleskiw would add one early in the third to cement Yale’s opening victory of the showcase. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (1) vs Edge School (4) U15

Damien Lavallee scored the first in a three goal burst for Edge that only took 2:27 of ice time. Ellis Martschuk would add a fourth early in the second to extend Edge’s lead. Ben Campbell found the back of the net for OHA later in the second with a wrister from the point, but that’s all the offence we would see for the rest of the evening. 

BWC Academy (5) vs Notre Dame (3) U15

A strong opening was the difference maker for BWC Academy. They would score four unanswered all within the first greater half of the game, topped off by a beautiful solo effort from Santino Iriberri (1G, 1A). Kingston Lawford (1G, 1A) would cut BWC Academy’s parade short just 53-seconds after Iriberri’s goal, ultimately swinging the momentum in Notre Dame’s favour for the rest of the match. Joey Jackson put another one on the board for Notre Dame early in the third. The Hounds would continue to press onward, outshooting BWC Academy 10-3 in the final frame, coming up just short in the end after getting into penalty trouble. Tyce Kinsey (28/31) stood tall in that final twenty, steering away a thirsty Notre Dame squad.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy White (2) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (4) U17 Prep

Fruitvale’s Lane Peet put OHA Black ahead in the first. Early in the second, OHA Black would strike twice in 30-seconds to increase their lead to three, thanks to the overwhelming offence of Wade Gallamore and Marcus Domhof. Kody Pham would get PCHA White on the board with his first of the campaign but Aneil Dhesi was there to quickly respond for OHA Black. Charlie Peppinck (31/33) would hold on in the third, securing the win for OHA Black and setting their showcase off on the right foot.

Indigenous Sports Academy (5/OT) vs Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Red (4) U17 Prep

It was an evening to remember for Kallum Windigo (3G, 1A) and the Indigenous Sports Academy. Windigo opened up the scoring for ISA with two goals in the first frame to establish a comfortable lead. However, RHA Kelowna Red would strike back in the second after High Level’s Logan Lanti (1G, 1A) capped off a three goal swing. Tayvian Delorme (1G, 2A) would tie things back up shortly for ISA, although Preston Kelly-Paquet (1G, 2A) would put RHA Kelowna Red back in front in under a minute. Come the third period, ISA was on their heels, getting outshot heavily. However, they would get a break late in the frame and Windigo would put away another for his first career CSSHL hat-trick. Just before overtime, Chauncy Jack (32/36) had to be replaced by Seth Goodstriker (2/2) after falling awkwardly in his crease. In overtime, Windigo would curl back after stumbling and losing the puck on his initial zone entry. After regaining possession, Windigo brought the puck up with vigour and found Holden Parada (1G, 1A) making a B-line for the net, and he would make no mistake, fetching ISA their first win of the calendar year.

St. George’s School (0) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (16) U15

NAX fired a whopping 107-shots on Joffrey Chan (91/107)  in Thursday’s evening game vs. St. George’s. Easton Doran (2G, 5A) led the pack with a seven-point effort while Teagen Bouchard (2G, 3A) and Easton Arndt (2G, 2A) also made valid dents in the scoresheet. Dawson Sheehan (3/3) turned aside three shots for his third consecutive shutout. NAX remains undefeated this season, currently owning an 18-0-0-0 record. 

Fairmont Hockey (6) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy Blue (5) U17 Prep

Fairmont picked up where they left off since their last tangle in the CSSHL, going off for five first period goals over PCHA Blue. John McDaniel (2G) put away back-to-back powerplay goals after PCHA Blue committed a double minor. Heroically, Elliott Hill would get one back for PCHA Blue with only a mere second left on the scoreclock. Things would slow down in the second with Eric Chenxi Jiang and Cole Bieksa trading goals respectively. In a turn of events, PCHA Blue would start to apply the pressure in the final frame. Parson Shahi (2G) would whack home his first of the period before Owen Hentschel followed up shortly after, polishing off a 2-on-1 with Tristan Gravenor (2A). Shahi would deflect home one more to make things a one-goal game. However, PCHA Blue couldn’t establish any lasting pressure once they pulled Braxton Becker (41/47) and would come just shy of the comeback.