GAME DAY RECAP: January 8, 2023

Photo: Dave Watling

Delta Hockey Academy (5) vs Yale Hockey Academy (3) U17 Prep

Damian Kravcak (2G) and Kainoah Brankovic (2G) would trade first period goals before Delta grabbed a 4-1 lead midway through the second on goals from Kravcak, Isa Guram (1G, 2A) and Jack Ferguson. Brankovic would get one back for Yale late in the second but the third period would see Jovan Sandhu (1G, 2A) and Ilija Majkic (1G, 1A) swap goals as the game ended 5-3 in favor of Delta. Armaan Kaila (28/31) made 28 saves to record the win.

BWC Academy (6) vs North Shore Warriors (0) U18 Prep

Ty Coupland (2G, 1A) and Adam Boatter scored the lone goals of the first and second period before BWC Academy exploded for a four goal third period. Ryder Mcintosh (1G, 2A), Liam Payne, Liam Hoff, and Coupland all found the back of the net in the third as BWC Academy defeated North Shore 6-0. Aidan Fischer (23/23) made 23 stops for his third shutout of the season.

RHA Kelowna (9) vs Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (2) U17 Prep

Brayden Holberton (3G, 1A) scored just 22 seconds in, setting the tone for RHA Kelowna in what would eventually be a 9-2 victory. Along with Holberton, Logan Flint (1G, 3A) and Jackson Roberts (1G, 3A) each recorded four point games while Emerson Willis (24/26) made 24 saves for the win. Aaron Romance and Sully Vlasak scored for CDA in the loss.

RHA Winnipeg (8) vs Notre Dame (5) U15 Prep

RHA Winnipeg outshot Notre Dame 60-33 in an 8-5 win Sunday morning. Maddox Malmquist (2G, 1A) and Shea Rollason (2G, 1A) each scored twice, Daxon Yerex (3A) added three assists, and Zach Lansard (1G, 2A) and Josh Shaganya (1G, 2A) had three point games of their own for RHA Winnipeg.  Daxton Endicott (2G, 1A) and Carter Hudyma (1G, 2A) had three point games of their own to pace the Notre Dame offence. Peyton Shore (28/33) was in net for the win.

Notre Dame (3) vs Indigenous Sports Academy (2) U17 Prep

Notre Dame earned their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory over ISA. Taye Shukin and Justin Vander Ploeg each scored for Notre Dame before Keegan Gamble (1G, 1A) scored the eventual game winner with less than four minutes remaining. Draeden Bear and Tanner Demarais-Corrigal scored for ISA in the loss. Russell Newman (26/28) earned the win for Notre Dame, while Chauncy Jack (30/33) was in net for the loss.

Yale Hockey Academy (5/SO) vs Delta Hockey Academy (4) U18 Prep

Chase Harrington and Chase Valliant each scored in the first for their respective teams before Rajun Parmar and Brogan Mcneill scored second period goals to give Delta a 3-1 advantage heading into the third. Luke Cozens would score 52 seconds into the third and Evan Smith would tie the game midway through the third. Jaren Ashbee would re-give Delta the lead 48 seconds later but Justin Ivanusec (1G, 1A) would tie the game three minutes later and force OT. After a scoreless OT, Savin Virk would score the lone shootout goal and Ethan Eskit (30/33) would stop all three Delta shooters to give Yale a 5-4 win.

RHA Kelowna (15) vs Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (2) U18 Prep

RHA Kelowna outshot CDA 69-23 en route to a 15-2 victory. Cameron Schmidt (4G, 2A) scored four goals and Bronson Ross (2G, 4A) had four assists as the two led RHA Kelowna with six points each. Cole Balkovec (1G, 3A) had a four point game of his own and Preston Patenaude (21/23) made 21 saves for the win. Calvin Coppess and Whittaker Heart scored for CDA in the loss.

RHA Kelowna (8) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (4) U15 Prep

Joe Iginla (3G, 1A) and Cruz Waltze (1G, 1A) scored 34 seconds apart but Mathis Preston and Gavin Lesiuk would respond for OHA as the two teams entered the second tied at 2-2. Markus Ruck (1G) would give OHA a 3-2 lead early in the third but RHA Kelowna would score six unanswered goals en route to an 8-4 victory.  Steele Bass (31/35) made 31 saves in the win while Micah Davidson (45/53) was in net for OHA in the loss.

Yale Hockey Academy (4/SO) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (3) U15 Prep

Dylan Lappin opened the scoring with the lone first period goals but second period markers from Brayden Ryan-Mackay and Koray Bozkaya gave Yale a 2-1 advantage heading into the third. Ollie Reid would extend the lead before Jordan Nguyen and Colby Monette (1G, 1A) would respond for Delta Black to tie the game and force OT. After Greyson Moroz (56/59) and Carson Lang (32/35) kept clean sheets in overtime, all three Yale shooters would score in the shootout and Lang would stop one of two Delta Black shooters to give his team a 4-3 win.

St. Mary’s Academy (3/OT) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (2) Female U18 Prep

After a scoreless first Charlotte Buffie (2G) opened the scoring with a shorthanded marker, her ninth goal of the season. Piper Miller would respond for PMHA early in the third and Gracie Page (1G, 1A) would score on the powerplay late in the third to giver PMHA a 2-1 lead. But Maddie Kaiser would respond just 1:10 later with a powerplay marker of her own to tie the game and force OT. in overtime Buffie would score just 31 seconds in as SMA defeated PMHA 3-2.

Okanagan Hockey Academy (4) vs RHA Kelowna (3) U16 Prep

Jordan Margerison (2G) and Tucker Robertson scored 44 seconds apart midway through the first to give OHA a 2-0 lead but Julian Galenza (2G) would bring RHA Kelowna within one heading into the second. Luca Cupello (1G, 1A) would score his 18th goal of the season in the second to have the two teams tied heading into the third. Margerison would score just 8 seconds into the period and Bradley Schmidt would score the eventual game winner 13:17 into the period. Galenza would score a powerplay marker late for RHA Kelowna but it wasn’t enough to overcome Conner Nicolson’s (31/34) performance in the OHA net.