GAME DAY RECAP: January 13, 2024

Photo Credit: Jenny Joseph Photography

Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (5) vs Notre Dame (6) U17 Prep

Power play goals from Ryder Gilroy (1G, 2A) and Liam McCloy (2G) plus Connor Dunn’s second of the season saw Notre Dame lead 3-0 after 20 minutes of play. Ethan Dimand (2G, 1A) scored his eighth of the season to get OHA Black on the board 1:28 into the second. McCloy would respond shortly after before Dimand countered 1:43 later. Maxx Parfitt (2G) would close the gap to one but Carter Hudyma (1G, 1A) and Ryan Kowalsky (1G, 3A) would extend the Notre Dame lead to 6-3 heading into the third. OHA Black would make a late push as Parfitt and Brayden Tremblay (1G, 1A) scored 1:41 apart midway through the third but they were unable to beat Sam Koester (33/38) again to find the equaliser. Caleb Bannister (28/34) made 28 saves in the loss. 

Calgary International Hockey Academy (8) vs Yale Hockey Academy (4) U17 Prep

Gus Schill (1G, 1A) scored his 14th of the season to give Yale a 1-0 lead but it was CIHA who was on top after 20 thanks to goals from Brendan Rudolph (3G) and Rhett Sather (1G, 1A). Calder Hutt (1G, 1A) and Jack Coghland extended the advantage to three before Matthew Dowdall (3G) countered 49 seconds later. Rudolph would then score two straight to complete the hat-trick. Dowdall added an unassisted goal with one second remaining in the period. CIHA continued their onslaught in the third with Gabriel Iervella (1G, 1A) and Lincoln Martin each finding the back of the net. Dowdall would complete the hat-trick for Yale with 1:45 left to play. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy White (2) vs Notre Dame Red (3/OT) U17 Prep

Brodyn Pladson (2G) opened the scoring with a power play goal that managed to sneak through Parker Parrish (33/36). Micah Pimm extended the lead in the second with his seventh goal on the year. PCHA White would battle back as affiliate player Treytin Frizzell and defenseman Dawson Brown each scored their first for the U17 team. After a scoreless third and 28 save effort from Ethan Suhr (28/30), Pladson scored his second of the game and 13th of the year on a partial breakaway to give Notre Dame Red a 3-2 overtime win. 

OHA Edmonton (4) vs North Shore Warriors (3) U15

The first period saw each team score twice as Riley Taylor (1G, 1A) and Kenzo Gibson (1G, 2A) scored for North Shore and Brayden Tucker (3G) scored both OHA Edmonton goals. After a scoreless second Liam McFadden gave OHA Edmonton their first lead 1:54 into the game. Ethan Mah would temporarily tie the game with 7:50 left to play but Tucker would complete the hat-trick with a shorthanded goal 2:28 later to give his team a 4-3 win. Adrian Ferro (28/31) and Owen Hurlbut (42/46) were in net for their respective teams. 

Prairie Hockey Academy (0) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (5) U15 Prep

Hudson Hunnie (19/19) made 19 saves as an RHA Winnipeg netminder recorded a shutout for the second straight game. Jake Ritson (1G, 1A) opened the scoring on the power play with his 11th goal of the season. Knox Burton and Cohen Lewko scored second period goals and Madden Van Kemenade and Spencer Kuntz added third period tallies as RHA Winnipeg secured a 5-0 win. Luke Ratzlaff (53/58) faced 53 shots in the loss. 

Prairie Hockey Academy White (4/OT) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (3) U17 Prep

Austin Gammon opened the scoring with his 10th of the season but Tyson Schamehorn responded for OHA just 36 seconds later. Carter Wingert (2G) and Kale Pratte scored second period goals as PHA White held a 3-1 advantage going into the final period. OHA would battle back with goals in the final nine minutes from Jacob Davidson and Tucker Robertson (1G, 1A), forcing OT. In OT an OHA penalty 18 seconds in led to a Wingert power play goal as he re-directed a Rylan Emigh (2A) one-timer to give PHA White a 4-3 win. Cameron Beisal (39/42) made 39 saves in the win while Micah Davidson (27/31) was charged with the loss. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme White (4) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (2) U17 Prep

Ben Deacon and Garrison Peck traded first period goals as the second period started tied 1-1. Gavin Faul scored his 21st of the year late in the second to give NAX White the lead heading into the third. Kasen Harrold and Brady Whitehead (1G, 2A) added third period tallies to push the lead to 4-1. Slade McFadzen added a late consolation goal for SAHA. Ty Swanson (31/33) made 31 saves and recorded an assist in the victory. Steve Wawryk (38/42) faced 42 shots in net for SAHA. 

STAR Hockey Academy (6) vs BWC Academy (1) U15

STAR came out flying to start the game as Brody Lukinbill, Kyler Bush (2G, 1A), Levi Ellingsen (1G, 3A) and Adrian Afrakov (2G) all scored first period goals. Afrakov added a second period tally while Bush found the back of the net again in the third to give STAR a 6-1 win. Santino Iriberri scored the lone BWC Academy goal, beating Erik Sims (20/21) midway through the first. Tyce Kinsey (25/31) made 25 saves for BWC Academy. 

Notre Dame (4) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (1) U15 Prep

After a scoreless opening period Joe Watson and Riley Brown each scored in the first 3:30 of the second to give Notre Dame a 2-0 lead. Forrest Karlson countered just 14 seconds later with his 12th of the season, getting PMHA on the board. The 11th goal of the season from Parker Banks (2G, 1A) restored the Notre Dame two goal cushion heading into the third. Banks would score his second power play goal of the game 2:33 into the third to put the game out of reach and secure a 4-1 Notre Dame victory. Jessy Cormier (45/46) and Gavin Hildebrand (58/62) each had their work cut-out for them, facing 45-plus shots each. 

North Shore Warriors (4) vs Indigenous Sports Academy (6) U17 Prep

Rowen Albert (1G, 1A) opened the scoring 3:40 in before Kallum Windigo (2G) and Holden Parada scored 6 seconds apart as ISA led 3-0 after 20. Crosby Fele-Passer and Darryl McKenzie (1G, 1A) would each score their first goals of the season and Windigo would add his second of the game as ISA held a commanding 6-0 lead with only 26:21 of game played. Lucas Lekakis scored late in the second to get NSW on the board as they made a third period push as Avraham Brown (1G, 1A), Anri Ishigaki and Cameron Collins (1G, 1A) all scored to bring them within 2 with 11:26 still to play. But ISA would hang on as Chauncy Jack (27/31) made 27 saves to secure a 6-4 win. 

Edge School (9) vs St. George’s School (2) U15

Edge fired 51-shots on net en route to their victory over St. George’s. Leading scorer Damien Lavallee (2G, 1A) commanded the scoresheet with his three points while Easton Perzylo (3A) provided three assists. St. George’s two tallies came off of rush plays from defenders Alexander Rode and Tarik Lammam.

St. George’s School (4) vs Yale Hockey Academy (2) U15 Prep

St. George’s recorded the first two goals in this matchup with credit going to Jayan Sinha off of a deflection in front and Eddy Spytz (1G, 1A) with a missile from the slot. Jacob Dumansky would get one back for Yale just before the end of the period. Early into the second, Ollie Reid (1G, 1A) would score on the powerplay thanks to a magical behind-the-back pass from Shaun Hildebrandt (2A). St. George’s would garner back momentum in the third with a powerplay marker off the stick of Jacob Schwartz being the eventual game winner. Les Toth (33/35) was in goal for the win, making 33-saves in the process for his seventh win of the season.

Notre Dame (2) vs Yale Hockey Academy (8) U15

Everything was relatively even for the first 20-minutes of play. Score was 2-2 and shots were 15-10 in favour of Yale. Come the second, Notre Dame would outshoot Yale 15-14, really testing out Mason Sutherland (29/31) in the process. Lucas Ward (1G, 2A) would get one through Louis Barbes (33/40) late in the frame. However, the flood gates would open in the third for Yale as another five unanswered goals would get past Notre Dame. Maxx Trites (2G, 1A) contributed his second goal of the afternoon while Matthew McGuinness (1G, 1A) capped it all off on the powerplay. 

Edge School (11) vs OHA Edmonton (3) U15 Prep

In this offensive onslaught, Edge managed to accumulate four shorthanded goals. Adam Halat (2G, 1A) notched the first shorthanded marker, followed by Brock England (2G, 1A), Mirco Dufour (1G, 3A) and Jordan St. Louis (1G, 1A). On top of that, Matthew Hilderman (3G) left the ice with a hat-trick . 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (2) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy Blue (3) U17 Prep

Goaltending was a major factor in this Saturday showdown between Pilot Mound and PCHA Blue. Braxton Becker (39/41) and Kyle Beilman (46/49) both faced 40+ shots and played their heart’s out behind their defensive lines. PCHA Blue was able to get the initial jump on offence, recording three unanswered before the halfway point of the contest. Parson Shahi was the one responsible for sealing away that third tally. Leonardo Begert would put PMHA on the board off of a sweet dish from Carson Carels (2A) to give his academy a fighting chance in the third. Just a minute into the final frame, Carels would make a devious move at the blueline before laying one back to d-partner Benson Hirst who made no mistake finding the back of the net from afar. Pilot Mound would go on to fire 16-shots on goal in the third, outshooting PCHA Blue by two. However, Becker stood tall and turned away any efforts that PMHA had at tying this contest to force an overtime.

Shawnigan Lake School (1) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (2) Female U18 Prep

It may be cold outside, but Alix Walchuk (41/42) was red hot at Charlie Purdey Arena Saturday afternoon, posting a marvellous 41-save performance. Offensively, Abby Hamel got things started off after cramming away a loose puck in front. This was followed up in the second period with a point shot from Gracie Bagnall-Dubras that found the top corner of the net. Walchuk would steer away another 14-shots from Shawnigan in the third, just missing out on the shutout after Zoe Cramer broke through shorthanded and put one low blocker. Despite being outshot 42-25, Delta Black pulled away with the upset victory.

Delta Hockey Academy Green (4/OT) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (3) U15 Prep

Delta Green and OHA would trade goals back-and-forth in the first period. Three of which occurred in less than a minute. Eli Tverdovsky and Jack Morgan (1G, 1A) would score just 15-seconds apart before Tristan Hoko (2G) put the lead back into OHA’s possession. Alexander Laing (2G, 1A) would tie things up just under five minutes later. Kishan Saggu would score the lone goal in the second frame, putting Delta Green ahead for the start of the third. Delta Green was in control of the frame until Hoko capitalised for OHA, scoring with just over two minutes remaining on the scoreclock. Into overtime, it only took 42-second for Laing to bury his second of the afternoon to clinch Delta Green their thirteenth win of the season.

Calgary International Hockey Academy (4)  vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (6) U18 Prep

CIHA and SAHA rallied back goals for the greater part of half of this matchup. In this time frame, Hudson Binder (2G) had nabbed two goals for CIHA while Josh Evaschesen (4A) had chipped in on two of SAHA’s goals. Things would take a turn in the third as Brayden Ryan-Mackay (2G, 1A) and Drew Williamson broke the back-and-forth pattern in favour of SAHA early into the frame. Jake Walker (2G, 1A) would fetch one back for CIHA to cut their deficit to one, but would fail to capitalise after pulling their goaltender. Ryan-Mackay would put away the empty netter giving him seven points in his last two matchups. 

Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Black (5) vs Edge School Gold (3) U17 Prep

Graedon Fair opened up the scoring for Kelowna early off of a feed from Marcus Sadovia. However, after falling into penalty trouble, Edge Gold would claw back with three unanswered goals, kickstarted by Vancouver Giants prospect Hudson Getzlaf. With 37-seconds left in the frame, Red Deer native Julian Galenza would wire home his ninth of the year to bring their deficit down to one. Entering the second, RHA Kelowna Black looked revitalised after surrendering 24-shots the period prior. Captain Owen Downey (1G, 1A) would tie things up with a wrap-around early on, giving his academy new found hope in this contest. Later in the frame, luck would find Kiran Fedun, as his dump in creeped past Holden Murphy (31/35) after taking a funky bounce off of the boards. Fedun’s fortunate bounce would go on to be the game winner, as Sartaj Dhami (43/46) stopped all 22-shots in the final 40-minutes to take his academy to the promised land.

Northern Alberta Xtreme (5) vs Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (6/OT) U15

NAX had found themselves in an unfamiliar situation after the first period, trailing 3-1 to Wenatchee despite outshooting the guests 29-9. Riley Hansen would add to Wenatchee’s lead with a powerplay marker early in the second, really easing the pressure on NAX. With their perfect regular season record seemingly drifting away, NAX would fight back and outscore Wenatchee 4-1 after surrendering that powerplay marker. Brady Ondrus (2G) would go on to score the game tying goal with only 2:27 on the clock to force OT. In the extra frame, Wenatchee’s Anderson Carter (1G, 2A) would carry the puck into NAX’s zone, beating his man 1-on-1 before lifting one glove side over Dawson Sheehan (17/23) to leave NAX’s undefeated season in the dust. Steven Jones (68/73) made a walloping 68-saves in the upset.

Edge School (3) vs Prairie Hockey Academy (0) U18 Prep

Edge made a tidy effort in Caronport, SK Saturday evening, scoring once each period to politely defeat PHA. Cruz Pavao (1G, 1A) led the way with a shorthanded goal and a primary assist on Zach Olsen’s game winner. Ryley Budd (25/25) continues to put the league on notice, nabbing his second shutout of the season while increasing his spread on the lead league in GAA and SV% in the process.

Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg (5) vs Shawnigan Lake School (1) U17 Prep

Carter Haney (1G, 1A) got the ball rolling with a terrific individual effort to put RHA Winnipeg on the board. Ronan Murphy would nullify that lead shortly after, but that would be followed up by leading scorer River Arnason (2G) after he found a route to the net from the half-boards. This would go on to be the game winner but not before Arnason adding his second and Aiden Jacobson (1G, 2A) polishing off a disgusting feed from Haney. Chase Carriere (38/39) made a valiant effort in goal for RHA Winnipeg, capturing his seventh win between the pipes this season.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (0) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (9) U15

RHA Kelowna coasted to their second straight victory with standouts on the statsheet from Aiden Andrews (4G, 2A), Alexander Sharman (1G, 3A) and Bronson Lamontagne (1G, 3A). In his last two games, Andrews has amassed 11-points, enough to place him into the top-15 scorers in the U15 division. On the goaltending side of things, Felix Rossignol (25/25) turned aside all 25 PCHA shots for his first career shutout in the CSSHL.

Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Red (3) vs St. George’s School (5) U17 Prep

Rylan Saunders and Thomas Rode would split the scoring in the first. Come the second, St. George’s would make their advance, scoring twice in rapid succession thanks to Emil Ahopelto and Minsuk Hou (1G, 1A). Early in the third, London Taylor (1G, 1A) would add to their two goal advantage, beginning to put things out of reach for RHA Kelowna Red. However, a quick turnaround was ignited after Luke Silvernagle let go a howitzer for his sixth of the season. Less than a minute later, Maddox Bentley would supply one of his own with a quick wrister, cutting the deficit to one. RHA Kelowna Red would go on to outshoot St. George’s 23-11 in the third, but a goal from Kamloops Blazers prospect, Lucas Benn (1G, 3A), would ultimately put things out of reach. In the latter stages of Kelowna’s final push, Imaree Dhaliwal (38/41) stood on his head and earned himself a spot as one of the stars of the evening for St. George’s.

Edge School Maroon (5) vs Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (1) U17 Prep

After a scoreless first, Coeur d’Alene’s Riley Van Gieson would find the scoresheet and put Edge Maroon on their heels. It would take a powerplay goal courtesy of Eric Wagman to bring things back to even halfway through the second for Edge Maroon. Into the third, Keegan de Sa (2G, 1A) would score back-to-back goals to give Edge Maroon their first lead of the night. Two more tallies would be added later en route to a 5-1 victory. Brooke Davis (39/40) would put on a show stopping performance between the pipes, steering away 39-shots and improving her overall record to 7-0-1 on the season.

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy Navy (1) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (16) U17 Prep

Only a single Delta Black skater was left off the scoresheet in this blowout against CDA Navy. Ronan Coopman (3G, 1A) recorded the games only hat-trick while Nicholas Campbell (2G, 3A) and Dylan Duquette (2G, 3A) both provided five-point efforts. Even Jake Poblete (24/25) posted an assist on the evening after stopping 24-shots for the victory.

BWC Academy White (6) vs Prairie Hockey Academy Blue (2) U17 Prep

A late first period marker would open the scoring for BWC Academy White thanks to the blade of Oleskii Zhekov (2G). On the contrary, the second period would see its first goal only 25-seconds in. BWC Academy White would add another two in the second before PHA Blue would find the scoresheet. Hubert Larose and Tyson Ross would give PHA Blue some life, but it was too little, too late. Nic Collins would respond shortly after for BWC Academy White and Josh Wu (30/32) remained perfect after succumbing to PHA Blue’s potent powerplay.

Northern Alberta Xtreme (1) vs Edge School (2) Female U18 Prep

Jordyn Rivett opened the scoring for Edge School off of a 2-on-1 feed from April Klarenbach. The scoring would pause until the third where Brooklyn Deck (1G, 1A) scored her first goal of the season after being sidelined since late September. Edge would find themselves in penalty trouble late in the third, leading to a powerplay marker from Isabella Roppo. Despite the later penalties, Edge would hold on for their first win of the calendar year.

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

NAX Blue started the match off perfectly with two goals in the first 10-minutes after puck drop. However, Yale would spoil the period late after Gus Schill (1G, 1A) wired home his 15th of the season with 42-seconds left on the clock. Momentum began to swing in Yale’s favour come the turn of the second period. Adrien Comeau would tie things up at two, erasing what NAX Blue had established early on. Yale continued to press in the third and would grant themselves the lead after Matthew Dowdall ripped one home from the left hand dot. Just over two minutes later, 2009-born defender, Braeden Malenchak (1G, 1A) would sneak one past Kai Zurowski (42/46) to build a two goal advantage late in the third for Yale. Mario DeMaria (2G) would get one back for NAX Blue off of a one-timer, but that’s all the offence would see for the rest of the evening.

Delta Hockey Academy (3) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (6) U15

The duo of Adam Molinaro (2G) and Caiden Osiowy-Mah (2G, 1A) spearheaded OHA’s offensive charge with an active second period where they outshot Delta 17-9. In the third, Cole Schellenberg would cram home a powerplay goal to extend OHA’s lead even further. Easton Coupland was able to get one back for Delta, but Maddox Slater (28/31) stood tall and steered all but one of Delta’s 12-shots in the third.

North Shore Warriors Orange (3) vs OHA Edmonton Black (7) U17 Prep

NSW Orange established a lead after 20-minutes of play thanks to the tallies provided by Graeson Miller and Alex McMillan. However, OHA Edmonton Black would turn the tides in the second. Ben Shaw (1G, 1A) would rifle one five-hole to tie things up at two-a-piece. Shortly after that, Casen Vadori (2A) would make a move at his blueline before racing down the left hand boards and feeding one in front for Paulo Borrelli. Santino Esposito would bring things back to even in the third for NSW Orange but a late four goal explosion from OHA Edmonton Black would seal their fates.

Shawnigan Lake School (0) vs BWC Academy (7) U15 Prep

Five BWC Academy skaters recorded multi-point efforts in this shutout victory over Shawnigan. Delcan Iacoviello (1G, 2A) led the charge with his three-point performance while Bruce Zhong (2G) and Connor Liu (2G) both chipped in two each. 2010-born defender, Chance Johnson, also recorded his first career goal in the CSSHL as the insurance marker. Yellowknife-native, Liam Kellett (12/12) stopped all 12-shots for his first career shutout as well.

Calgary International Hockey Academy (3) vs BWC Academy Gold (4/OT) U17 Prep

In their second match of the day, CIHA had their work cut out for them vs. a potent BWC Academy Gold. CIHA held their own and opened the scoring on the powerplay thanks to Rhett Sather. Later in the frame, Hunter Henry (1G, 1A) would erase CIHA’s lead with a powerplay marker of his own. Goals would be traded back-and-forth in the second, leaving the frame all tied at 3-3. Noah Sinogowitz (30/33) and Cole Prelusky (31/35) would keep the game tied in the third, forcing an overtime. Just 1:34 into the extra frame, Seattle Thunderbirds prospect, Colton Gerrior (2G), would score his second of the evening for his fourth game winner of the season, leading BWC Academy Gold to an important win over another division contender.

OHA Edmonton (4) vs Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (0) U17 Prep

Ethan Edwards (27/27) of Sedgewick, AB made things look easy in the crease Saturday evening, posting a 27-save shutout to grant his academy a comfortable victory over Wenatchee. On the offensive front, Kaden Wilkins (1G, 2A) supplied a three-point effort and the eventual game winner. Nathaniel Madrigal (34/38) put up a respectable 34-save performance in Wenatchee’s loss. 

Fairmont Hockey (3) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (1) U17 Prep

Owen Parks and Lukas Lima split the scoring in a relatively tame first period. However, come the start of the second the offensive duo of Jayden Bahktiari Shirk (2G) and Brady Witkin (2A) came alive, scoring twice in the frame, providing the eventual game winner and insurance marker to close off the night in Delta. Asher Wold (29/30) stopped all 19-shots in the final 40-minutes for Fairmont.