GAME DAY RECAP: March 10, 2024

OHA Edmonton (1) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (4) U15 Prep

Max George scored the lone first period goal as RHA Winnipeg led 1-0 after 20. Knox Burton extended the lead 1:07 into the second with a shorthanded goal but Luca Vadori responded just 25 seconds later, scoring on the same power play. Burton added a goal late in the second, beating Daniel Marsden (27/31) top shelf with a backhand off the wing. Isaac Sousa scored a power play goal with 3:20 left to play in the third and Tate Barnaby (22/23) finished with 22 saves to give RHA Winnipeg a 4-1 win and spot in the quarter finals. 

BWC Academy (1) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (8) U15 Prep

Aiden Wagner scored 16 seconds in and Jaggar John (3G, 1A) added his second of the playoffs just 17 seconds later as NAX stormed out to a 2-0 lead. Trey Bohlken (2G) extended the lead before Kyle Obobaifo got BWC Academy on the board with 28 seconds left in the first. John scored the only goal in the second before completing the hat-trick 9:01 into the third with a power play goal. Ben Harvey, Bohlken and Thayne Wasyluk added third period goals as NAX earned an 8-1 win. Oliver Bryks (20/21) made 20 saves in net for the win. 

North Shore Warriors (0) vs Edge School (10) U15 Prep

Edge outshot North Shore 69-14 en route to a 10-0 win Sunday. Defenseman Kingston Sauter (4A) led all skaters with four points, Jordin St. Louis (3G) recorded a hat-trick and Carsten Leyerzapf (14/14) made 14 saves to earn the shutout. Elias Mitrikas (59/69) made 59 saves in net for North Shore. 

North Shore Warriors (3) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (4/OT) Female U18 Prep Consolation

North Shore led 2-0 midway through the first as Elise Miller (2G) scored back-to-back goals. Sawyer Mackay (1G, 1A) got NAX on the board 2:12 later as her team trailed by one going into the second. MEgan Dolynchuk tied the game 4:55 into the second before Madison Mahovlich put North Shore back on top with a power play goal. Reanna Loberg (2G) tied the game 1:32 into the third and then scored again 55 seconds into OT to give NAX the 4-3 come from behind win. J’Anne Colbow (32/35) made 32 saves for the win. 

Yale Hockey Academy (4/OT) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (3) U15 Prep

Shaun Hildebrandt (2G, 2A) opened the scoring with his first goal of the 2024 Western Championships. Dominik Silbernagel (1G, 1A) tied the game 1:03 into the second period before Hildebrandt restored the lead. However, RHA Kelowna led 3-2 after 40 as Mathis Paull and Ryan Sadovia (1G, 1A) scored two minutes apart. Carter Bylycia (2G, 1A) tied the game midway through the third with a power play goal before scoring 25 seconds into overtime to give Yale a 4-3 win and a spot in the quarter-finals. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (3) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (5) Female U18 Prep Consolation

SAHA scored three first period goals as Kamryn Reiber, Keira Grant (1G, 2A) and Addison Eurich (2G, 1A) all found the back of the net. Heidi Danners (1G, 1A) and Julia Schoonbaert scored in the second for Pilot Mound but Lauren Hassler and Eurich countered for SAHA. Alia Drummond scored a power play goal for PMHA in the third to bring them within two but Maddy Ferguson (18/21) finished with 18 saves to secure the SAHA 5-3 win. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (4) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (0) Female U18 Prep

Jaya Schippel (11/11) comfortably backstopped OHA to their first win of the postseason with an 11-save shutout over Delta Black. OHA found the back of the net early thanks to Taylor Bierlmeier (1G, 1A) while Anna Kapocsi (1G, 1A) buried a rebound on the powerplay to double OHA’s lead. In the second, OHA was relentless, but DHA Black goaltender Alix Walchuk (35/39) steered aside all 16-shots fired on by OHA in the frame. OHA’s scoring would resume in the third after Madison Deschamps ripped one home after entering Delta Black’s zone. Sara Gerdel would add the fourth and put the ribbon on OHA’s victory.

Prairie Hockey Academy (2) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (7) U15 Prep Consolation

A Tristan Follick (1G, 2A) snipe got PCHA rolling halfway through the first, setting some momentum which would lead to the 2-0 goal scored by Owen Bate. Luke Pratte (2G) would get PHA on the board in the second, but PCHA’s offence would quickly erase any confidence PHA had going forward as Kieran Wilson potted a shorthanded goal. PCHA would score another three unanswered before Pratte once again stopped the bleeding, but at this point it was far too late for any comeback. Lynden Mercier (26/28) picked up the win in net, stopping 26-shots, half of which came in the first period.

Shawnigan Lake School (5)  vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (2) Female U18 Prep

A couple of huge breakaway stops from Alexandra Nelson (20/22) injected some confidence into Shawnigan’s early play as shortly after one of these stops Meera Smith (2G, 1A) sniped home her first of a two goal effort. Later in the frame, Gracie Szadkowski (1G, 1A) crammed home a loose puck that deflected off the crossbar, giving Shawnigan a 2-0 lead into the first intermission. The scoring would take a dip for the greater part of the period until Courtney, BC’s Morgan Jackson (1G, 1A) wired home one off the faceoff to further extend Shawnigan’s lead. Smith would add another shortly after before Molly Cole got one back for Delta Green. Just 11-seconds into the third, Shawnigan’s Zoe Cramer put home a puck in front, once again adding to Shawnigan’s lead. Nelson would make another five saves in the frame to seal up Shawnigan’s important win over Delta Green, improving to 2-0 in the round robin. 

St. Mary’s Academy (1) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (7) Female U18 Prep

Capped off by a Rowyn Street (3G) natural hat-trick, RHA Winnipeg took care of their provincial rivals in a comfortable manner. Tyhia Delorme got things started off a jam play in front, scoring the only goal of the opening frame. In the second, RHA Winnipeg’s offence would shoot off the charts. Lareina Settee (1G, 1A) sniped one home after stripping a St Mary’s defender at their blueline to start off what would become a chain of five more goals before the halfway point of the period. RHA Winnipeg entered the third up by 6-0 by the start of the third, where Street would finish her hat-trick. Inhye Jang (29/30) would come just shy of a shutout after Payton Henwood capitalised on a breakaway to put St. Mary’s on the scoresheet. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (5) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (2) U15 Prep Consolation

After trading goals for the first half of the contest, things would fall in favour of Pilot Mound after Forrest Karlson (3G, 1A) worked his magic to put away a slick goal in front of Delta Black’s cage. Entering the third with a one goal lead, Karlson would add another two goals to prop up their lead to a mark Delta Black could not reach. Pilot Mound opens their play in the consolation bracket with a convincing third period win.

Okanagan Hockey Academy (3) vs St. George’s School (7) U15 Prep

OHA’s Jaxson Bartsch may have opened the scoring just over a minute in, but a quick two-goal burst from St. George’s in the final minute of the frame pushed them ahead before the ice clean. Cohen Handby tied things up early in the second, until Eytan Aidelbaum scored his first career goal in any CSSHL competition to put St. George’s back in front. However, Grady Monsen made things even once again, scoring for OHA just 9-seconds after Aidelbaum. OHA had an opportunity on the powerplay late to put them in front once again but the electric Jacob Schwartz (2G) would come up big time on the PK, scoring his second shorthanded goal of the postseason. After this tally, it was all St. George’s. Another three goals would make their way into OHA’s net in the third, sealing up their round robin a perfect 2-0.

Edge School (0) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (6) Female U18 Prep

Anezka Cabelova (2G, 1A) nabbed the two opening goals for RHA Kelowna. Alexis Ehrman (64/70) kept Edge School in the fight for the first forty minutes, stopping 38/41 shots to keep their deficit at only three. However, RHA Kelowna would continue to press in the third making a comeback almost impossible. Kennedy Sisson (1G, 1A), Alida Korte (1G, 1A) and Raedyn Spademan all scored within the first five minutes of the final frame. Farah Walker (12/12) would go on to pick up the shutout in goal for RINK. 

Notre Dame (1) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (5) U15 Prep

Delta Green left little opporunity for Notre Dame, scoring five unanswered goals to establish a commanding lead that they would take into the third. Jack Morgan (2G) would score both of his goals shorthanded in the second period while Alexander Laing (3A) picked up three primary assists in the second period. Thomas MacPhee scored the lone goal for Notre Dame in the third period.