GAME DAY RECAP: January 17-19, 2024

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Calgary International Hockey Academy (12) vs Edge School Gold (5) U17 Prep

Lachlan Hanton (2G, 3A) scored 57 seconds in, setting the tone for CIHA in a high-scoring 12-5 win over Edge School Gold. Brendan Rudolph (3G, 3A) recorded a hat-trick and led all skaters with six points while Lincoln Martin (4A) chipped in four assists for CIHA. Noah Kelly (3A) led Edge Gold with three assists and Reed Reschny (2G) scored twice for them. Cole Prelusky (31/36) made 31 saves for the win. 

RHA Winnipeg (5) vs St. Mary’s Academy (0) Female U18 Prep

Shea Warnick, Rowyn Street and Kate Nechwediuk scored first period goals as RHA Winnipeg led 3-0 after 20. Warnick scored her second of the game, and ninth of the season, 2:18 into the second period. Tyhia Delorme scored the lone third period goal, her third of the season, to secure a 5-0 RHA Winnipeg win. 

Indigenous Sports Academy (1) vs Prairie Hockey Academy White (8) U17 Prep

PHA White outshot ISA 58-21 en route to an 8-1 win Thursday. Hudson Thiessen scored the lone first period goal and Kale Pratte added an early second period tally before Rowan Albert got ISA on the board. But PHA White would respond with six unanswered goals in the final 25:19 of play. Griffin Horne (3G) recorded a hat-trick while Rylan Aulin (1G, 3A) and Austin Gammon (4A) each had four points. Georgi Milanov (20/21) made 20 saves and added an assist in the win. 

BWC Academy Gold (5) vs Shawnigan Lake School (0) U17 Prep

After a scoreless first Nathan Tomcheck scored his sixth of the season for BWC Academy Gold Gold. Jonathan Lee (1G, 1A) and Jonathan Bitonit scored 39 seconds apart to extend the lead to 3-0 heading into the third. Hunter Henry (1G, 1A) and Kai Anderson added third period tallies and Noah Sinagowitz (32/32) made 32 saves for his first shutout of the 2023/24 season. Will Stonehouse (40/45) made 40 saves in the loss. 

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (4) vs BWC Academy (5/SO) U18 Prep

Kelsen Podworny (1G, 1A) opened the scoring with the lone first period goal. Trevor Oishi tied the game in the second but Cage Smith quickly restored the RHA Kelowna lead, scoring 59 seconds later. Ty Bonkowski (1G, 1A) and William Shepard responded for BWC Academy, giving them a 3-2 lead going into the third. Joe Iginla (1G, 1A) tied the game on the power play 44 seconds into the third and a McCarthy Richardson (1G, 1A) power play goal less than two minutes later gave RHA Kelowna a 4-3 advantage. Ashton Beriana tied the game with 6:25 left to play, eventually forcing a shootout where he would score in the fourth round to give BWC Academy a 5-4 win. Preston Lewis (50/54) and Elijah Henson (27/31) were in net for their respective teams, with Lewis earning the win. 

Delta Hockey Academy (1) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (6) U18 Prep

Jordan Ramsay (3G, 1A) scored twice in the second and Nash Holmes added one of his own as PCHA led 3-0 after 40. Jase Johnstone (1G, 2A) added a power play goal before Ramsay scored a power play of his own to secure the hat-trick. Cole Brown beat Chayse Johnson (35/36) with 6:56 left to play to ruin his shutout bid and get Delta on the board. Rowan Guest (1G, 3A) countered for PCHA 1:37 later to help his team secure a 6-1 victory. Noah Kosick (4A) had four assists in the win. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (6) vs St. George’s School (2) U18 Prep

Mathis Preston (4G) scored twice in the first and Logan Bates added a goal of his own to give OHA a 3-0 first period lead. Reece Liu (1G, 1A) scored his ninth of the season to get St. George’s on the board in the second but it was countered by a Preston hat-trick goal, his 20th of the season. Amadeo Sim brought St. George’s back within two early in the third before Preston scored his fourth of the game and Liam Ruck (1G, 1A) added his 19th of the season to secure a 6-2 OHA win. Ryan Tamelin (29/31) made 29 saves in net for OHA. Austin Ball (43/49) faced 49 shots in the loss. 

St. Mary’s High School (2) vs North Shore Warriors (15) U18 Prep

Michael Albert scored 10 seconds in for St. Mary’s but North Shore would respond with an explosive offensive outburst, scoring 15 goals in the game. Liam Payne (4G, 1A) scored four times while Deacon Drummond (2G, 4A), Nicholas Morin (4A) and Shane Purves (1G, 4A) all recorded four assists. Braden Pazdzierski (2G, 3A) and Dylan Ruff (2G, 3A) each had five points in the win. William Wadlington scored the other St. Mary’s goal. 

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

Lane Peet’s third goal of the season gave OHA Black a 1-0 lead after 20. Brayden Tremblay extended the lead early in the second before Aneil Dhesi and Maxx Parfitt scored 54 seconds apart midway through the hockey game to increase the lead to 4-0. A Graeson Miller power play goal 56 seconds later got North Shore Orange on the board and within three heading into the final period. Laurenz Liebhart scored shorthanded 5:28 into the final period to put some pressure on OHA Black but Jack Hunter (23/25) sealed the win with a 23 save performance. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy Blue (3) vs Yale Hockey Academy (6) U17 Prep

Yale fired home three goals in the opening frame off the sticks of Ryker Swanson, Aidan Kalinowski and Seth Castronuovo (2G). Castronuovo would put home another early in the second to cap off four unanswered goals for Yale to open up this contest. Tristan Gravenor would break that chain, putting PCHA Blue on the board. PCHA Blue would add an extra pair before the end of the period, but would fail to surmount a comeback in the third with Yale’s victory being cemented by Logan Barnes’ first goal of the season.

Prairie Hockey Academy Blue (5) vs Edge School Maroon (8) U17 Prep

PHA Blue had the upper hand early in this contest, opening up this one with three straight goals putting Edge Maroon in quite the hole. However, with 42-seconds left in the frame, Sawyer Samycia (2G) polished off a feed in front from Nick Wytrychowski (1G, 2A), cutting Edge Maroon’s deficit to two. The scoring would be split in the second, leaving PHA Blue with their two goal lead intact before the start of the third. However, Edge Maroon would kick things into full throttle for the final frame, racking up five unanswered goals to put the game to rest. Carter Voll would end up with the game winner while Adam Courchesne (15/15) stopped every PHA Blue shot and secured the win after being substituted in halfway through the match.  

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (2) vs Yale Hockey Academy (6) U18 Prep

Coeur d’Alene put up a fight after the first 20-minutes, keeping shots 11-a-piece and the score all knotted up at 1-1. They were rewarded early in the second for their efforts after James Ghebbari (1G, 1A) pounced on a turnover just 11-seconds in the frame. However, just 47-seconds later Noah Marshall (1G, 2A) would pounce on a loose puck of his own and blast one past Merik Grinaker (37/43) to tie things back up. Grant Reid (2G, 1A) would snatch back the lead for Yale later in the second on the powerplay. YHA ran away with it in the third, posting another three tallies with Levi Benson (2G, 2A) tucking home the final marker in style.

South Alberta Hockey Academy (2) vs Edge School (4) U18 Prep

Brayden Ryan-Mackay may have opened up the contest with a goal on the powerplay for SAHA, but Landon DuPont (2G) matched that just over two-minutes later with one of his own. DuPont would add another tally shortly after that to give Edge the lead entering the second. Later in the second, Ben Binder-Nord would supply another powerplay goal for Edge to double their lead. Tides would change in the third after Caleb Leischner cut SAHA’s deficit down to one around halfway through the frame. SAHA pressed heavily for the remainder of the third and were given powerplay opportunities to find that game tying goal. However, Ryley Budd (26/28) would refuse to budge and turned away the rest of SAHA’s shots in the third. Recently signed Everett Silvertips prospect, Owen Cooper (1G, 1A), would supply the shorthanded empty netter to put this game to rest.

Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (4) vs Shawnigan Lake School (13) U18 Prep

In an offensive charge led by their top line, Shawnigan Lake cruised to victory over Wenatchee. Eli McKamey (3G, 3A), Joshua Polak (3G, 3A) and Brendyn Van Oene (3G, 2A) combined for 17-points in this onslaught, each recording a hat-trick in the process. Keegan Lonsdale (1G, 2A) and Kenny Gabriel (3A) each supplied three points from the back end while Emmett Neitsch (29/33) steered away 29-shots in the win.

Shawnigan Lake School (6) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (3) Female U18 Prep

Shawnigan opened this contest with two goals separated by only 28-seconds from Gracie Szadkowski and Zoe Cramer (1G, 1A). This would be followed up with another three unanswered goals through the next period and a half. OHA would momentarily stop the bleeding with two quick responses from Madison Deschamps and Kailey Wrigglesworth. However, this comeback was short lived as Taya Lonsdale (1G, 3A) put home a powerplay goal in part of a four-point night to put things out of reach for OHA.

Shawnigan Lake School (3) vs BWC Academy Gold (9) U17 Prep

After keeping the game relatively close through 40-minutes, BWC Academy Gold would explode onto the scene in the third. Nolan Blankenstein may have opened the scoring with a shorthanded tally for Shawnigan, but Kai Anderson (2G, 1A) notched one for himself later in the period. Christian Revel (3G) would quickly add another for his academy, creating a snowball effect that eventually grew into a spread of five unanswered goals. Revel ended it off with a penalty shot with only 10-seconds remaining, sealing their second victory of the day over Shawnigan.