GAME DAY RECAP: January 27, 2024

Photo Credit: Jenny Joseph Photography

King Heights Academy U18 (2) vs Ulysse Academie U18 (7) Eastern U18

Ezekiel Lambert scored his first while Clement Valette (1G, 2A) added his ninth two minutes later as Ulysse grabbed an early lead. Roman Morillas would get KHA on the board late in the first period. The second belonged to Ulysse as Tyler Loiacono (1G, 2A), Nicolas Scuccimarrri (1G, 1A) and Maverick Roux-Parenteau (1G, 2A) all found the back of the net. Alexis Boyer and Yassine Naguib (1G, 1A) kept the party going early in the third before Murad Safarov scored a late consolation goal for King Heights. Zachary Bergeron (20/22) made 20 saves in net for the win.

Delta Hockey Academy Green (3) vs Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (2) U17 Prep

Nathaniel Danielson and Suhaan Nagra scored 1:25 apart midway through the first as Delta Green led 2-0 after 20. Riley Van Gieson and Preston Peterson scored in the second for CDA, tying the game heading into the third. Nate Barclay was the hero for Delta Green, scoring on the power play with 12:45 remaining and Ashton Thornton (34/36) made 34 saves to give their team the 3-2 win. Jr Peebles (43/46) made 43 saves in the loss. 

Shawnigan Lake School (9) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (3) Female U18 Prep

Grace Cooper (2G) and Meera Smith (2G, 1A) each scored twice, Neha Gill (2A), Morgan Jackson (1G, 2A), Mya Lawrence (2A) and Taya Lonsdale (2A) all recorded two assists, and Aidyn Carkner (14/17) made 14 saves as Shawnigan defeated OHA Black 9-3. Makenna Brassard, Sophia Makokis, and Christina Terzariol scored for OHA Black in the loss. Ryann Faulkner (46/55) faced 55 shots in defeat. 

Prairie Hockey Academy (7) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (3) U18 Prep

Avery Johnson (3G, 1A) scored twice and Ryder Rommelaere once  for PHA while Remy Hlady (1G, 1A) countered for RHA Winnipeg in the first period. Johnson would complete the hat-trick 4:32 into the second with his 12th goal of the season. Chance Locke (1G, 1A) and Trace Langan (1G, 1A) scored 27 seconds apart as Prairie began to pour it on midway through the second. Leo Seitz and Kaden Allan (1G, 1A) brought RHA Winnipeg back within three heading into the third but a Cohan Kuncio goal midway through the final frame put the game well out of reach. Landon Garbitt (40/43) made 40 saves for the win. 

Edge School (9) vs Notre Dame (3) U15

Edge scored early and often en route to a 9-3 victory over Notre Dame Saturday. Jacob Kuntz (2G, 2A) and Dylan Sherban (2G) each scored twice while defenseman Easton Perzylo (6A) had a game best six points. Kaidyn Thomas (26/29) made 26 saves and recorded two assists in the win. Etienne Gagne-Delaunay, Clive Harazny and Joey Jackson scored in the loss. 

Notre Dame (4) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (0) U18 Prep

Ben Chornomydz (39/39) made 39 saves to record his first shutout of the season as Notre Dame defeated PMHA 4-0. Sokratis Markarian(1G, 1A) scored the eventual game winner 11:01 into the first period with teammates Ethan Hadden and Ayden Pimm scoring in the second, and Matt O’Toole in the third. Josh Hope (37/41) faced 41 shots on the loss. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (2) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (8) U15 Prep

Trey Tourigny’s fifth goal of the season gave OHA a lead just 3:39 into the game. RHA Kelowna quickly responded with two of their own in the first with Brady Keith (3G) and Hudson Podollan (1G, 2A) finding the back of the net. Tristan Hokok tied the game midway through the second but goals from Logan Alexis and Mathis Paull (1G, 2A) saw RHA Kelowna up 4-2 after 40. RHA Kelowna took over in the third as Dominik Silbernagel (1G, 1A), Keith, and Jack Saxton all scored in the first 7:05. Keith completed the hat-trick with a power play goal with 6:10 left to play. Asher Netherton (20/22) made 20 saves to earn the win. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (1) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (7) U15 Prep

Delta Green outshot PCHA 62-17 en route to a 7-1 win Saturday. Jack Morgan (1G, 2A), Luke Anderson (2G, 1A) and Liam Zemrau (1G, 1A) scored first period goals as Delta Green raced out to an early lead. Alexander Laing scored on the power play for Delta while Kaelen Rusjan quickly countered with a power play goal of his own for PCHA. Cortland LeMieux added his third of the season to close out the second. Maxum Pyatt (1G, 1A) and Anderson scored third period tallies to ensure the blowout victory. Blake Clark (16/17) made 16 saves in the win, 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy Blue (3) vs Yale Hockey Academy (5) U17 Prep

Yale led 2-1 after 20 on goals from Kyounghun Oh and Matthew Dowdall (2G, 2A). Tristan Gravenor (1G, 1A) tied the game 57 seconds into the middle period but Jayden Oleskiw’s (2G, 2A) power play goal restored the Yale lead heading into the third. Jed Lake tied the game again with 4:58 left to play but another Dowdall goal, this time with 1:56 left, gave Yale a late lead. Oleskiw scored an empty net goal with 22 seconds left on the clock to secure a Yale victory. Jason Ho (33/36) and Ashton Fummerton (46/50) were in net for their respective teams. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (1) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (13) U15 Prep

Knox Burton (2G, 3A), Isaac Sousa (2G, 2A) and Drayden Uhrina (2G, 1A) all scored twice while Nolan Harding (1G, 3A) and Madden Tymchak (3A) added three assists as all but two RHA Winnipeg skaters recorded at least a single point in a 13-1 win. Anthony Bedard (1G, 4A) tied for the team lead with a five point effort, including four assists. Maddox Ramage scored the lone PMHA goal, beating Hudson Hunnie (18/19) early in the first. 

Prairie Hockey Academy (1) vs Notre Dame (3) U15 Prep

PHA and Notre Dame entered the third period stuck in a 1-1 draw. Logan Arnold had gotten Notre Dame on the board late in the first with a jam effort in front while Kashton Smith wired one home in transition to tie things in the second. In the final frame, PHA would take the edge in shots. However, Ryker Doka’s (1G, 2A) shot from the point would make it past a screened Luke Ratzlaff (21/23) to put Notre Dame ahead with less than eight minutes remaining. PHA would push for that tying goal late but Ethan Fitzpatrick (1G, 2A) would find the empty net before that comeback could be made.

OHA Edmonton (5) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (8) U17 Prep

SAHA ran an offensive clinic on Saturday en route to victory over OHA Edmonton. Only four SAHA skaters were left off of the scoresheet. Theron Bensler (2G, 1A) and Kingston Chisholm (1G, 2A) led the charge with their three point performances while Steven Wawryk (32/37) steered away 32-shots. Jack Pettipas (3G) netted a hat-trick and Callum MacLean (1G, 4A) chipped in on all five of OHA Edmonton’s goals in the loss.

St. George’s School (2) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (4) U15

Aiden Andrews got the engine firing for RHA Kelowna just five minutes into play with a glove side wrister that cleanly beat Carter Adams (19/23). Just over two minutes later, Kaius Millan netted his eighth of the season to double his academy’s lead. Logan Okamura (1G, 1A) would put St. George’s on the board with a far side wrister after stripping away the puck from Otis Jacques (1G, 1A). Cole Morley restored RHA Kelowna’s lead but Tarik Lammam cut the deficit back to one just before the period closed. St. George’s would see a crucial powerplay opportunity in the third, however they couldn’t get another past Dylan Mingo (23/25) who would go on to steer away the rest of their shots, picking up the victory in the process.

St. George’s School (2) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (3) U18 Prep

After quickly going up by a pair off of a flukey goal and a snipe from the hash marks, St. George’s was in position to take control of this contest. However, PCHA would alter St. George’s gameplan after Jordan Ramsay (2G) found the back of the net with only 8-seconds left in the first period on a great solo effort. In the second, much like Ramsay, Kansys Seney would pull off a strong solo play, following up on his rebound to tie things up halfway through the period. Later in the frame, Ramsay would strike again after gently strolling into the slot off of a light dish from Noah Kosick (2A). In the final frame, Koen Cleaver (33/35) managed to steal the game for PCHA stopping all 11-shots faced in the period. St. George’s had an opportunity to tie the match late off of a misread from Cleaver, but luck was in the home team’s favour as the puck was shovelled just wide. 

BWC Academy White (3) vs North Shore Warriors Orange (1) U17 Prep

After Brandon Burns and Finley Reed scored just 39-seconds apart for BWC Academy White and NSW Orange respectively, the scoring would take a pause. It wasn’t until late in the third where Nic Collins (2G) would strike not once, but twice, to grant the win for BWC Academy White. Only 19-seconds had elapsed between Collins two goals.

CIH Academy Green U18 (3) vs Ontario Hockey Academy Gold (1) Eastern U18

A strong first period set the tone for CIH Academy Green as Colin Leeb and Lukas Plank opened the scoring. Neil Iserhoff (1G, 1A) would add another to CIH Academy Green’s total halfway through the second frame, but was quickly matched by OHA Gold’s Mitchell Quesnel. From this point onward, goaltending was story of the game. Hakon Eskeland (37/40) would stand on his head for the final half of the game, giving his academy a fighting chance at a comeback. However, the solid goaltending from Matis Bureau-Morel (29/30) kept CIH Academy Green ahead and allowed them to steadily cruise to victory.

Shawnigan Lake School (0) vs St. George’s School (5) U17 Prep

Right off of the faceoff dot, Sam Auld (2G, 1A) wired home the game’s opening tally and put St. George’s in the driver seat. Into the second, the would be followed up by another four unanswered in only 5:31. Minsuk Hou opened up this scoring chain on the powerplay and was quickly followed by Auld with his second and two breakaway goals from Victoria Royals prospect, Harshaan Kaila (2G), who had freshly came off of a stint with the U18 Prep team. In goal, the 2009-born Cash Christie (27/27) turned all 27-shots aside to record a shutout in his U17 Prep debut. 

STAR Hockey Academy (2) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (4) U15

OHA got off on the right foot early on after Adam Molinaro (2G, 1A) wired home his then 16th of the season. Shortly after, STAR’s Ronin Brunner (1G, 1A)  would score the equalizer in close on a powerplay. Daniel Makovetskiy would give STAR their first lead of the match with a shortside snipe. However, OHA began to push after surrendering the go ahead goal. Erik Sims (37/41) turned aside 19 of OHA’s shots in the second. Nearly perfect, as Molinaro managed to get one back for OHA with 21-seconds on the clock. OHA would continue their press in the third, being rewarded with a four minute powerplay halfway through. On this man advantage, Caiden Osiowy-Mah (1G, 2A) deflected home the go ahead goal to put OHA ahead. This was followed up shortly after with yet another poweprlay marker from Cole Schellenberg, cementing their eventual victory over the Seattle based academy.

Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (0) vs Shawnigan Lake School (12) Female U18 Prep

In their second matchup of the day, Shawnigan Lake continued their offensive dominance over OHA Black. Morgan Jackson (2G, 3A) eclipsed the 100-point mark in her CSSHL career with her opening goal 46-seconds in, while Zoe Cramer (1G, 4A) reached the 50-point plateau off of an assist late in the third. The two both recorded five-point efforts while Taya Lonsdale (2G, 2A) provided four-points from the backend. Alexandra Nelson (6/6) was credited with the win and her third shutout of the campaign.

BWC Academy (5/OT) vs North Shore Warriors (4) U18 Prep

BWC Academy took early control on NSW’s home ice, scoring three unanswered within the first 40-minutes of play. However, come the third, NSW would flip the switch. Deacon Drummond (2G, 1A) and Avery Hewson scored just 45-seconds apart less than two minutes into the period. Fast forward to the midway point of the frame and NSW would score another quick bunch of goals, once again with one off of the stick of Drummond while the other was put home by Nicholas Morin. With less than thirty seconds remaining and the goalie pulled, BWC Academy was pressing with all of their might and were rewarded a deflection in front off of Ryan Harris (2G) to give them a chance in overtime. In the extra frame, an arrant NSW shot would blister around the boards, sending Colton Gerrior on to the breakaway where he would put one over the glove of Erik Powers to wrap up the late comeback and our Saturday of CSSHL hockey.