Game Day Recap – March 11, 2023

March 11, 2023

Notre Dame (5) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (8) U15 Prep

Defenseman Kody Pham (1G, 1A) scored just 46 seconds in setting the pace for a high scoring affair that saw PCHA defeat Notre Dame 8-5. Parson Shahi (3G) recorded a hat-trick and Madden Cruickshank (2G, 3A) led all skaters with five points. Logan Alexei Booth (34/39) made 34 saves in the win. Ryder Gilroy (1G, 2A) led the Notre Dame offence while Ethan Suhr (38/44) stopped 38 shots as PCHA added 2 empty net goals. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (5) vs Prairie Hockey Academy (3) U17 Prep

PCHA jumped out to a 3-0 lead on goals from Arjan Grewal, Damien Fraser and Leith Hunter before Wyatt Dreger got PHA on the board with 1:11 remaining in the first. After a scoreless second, Noah Thul brought PHA within one midway through the third. Nick Scott (2G) would respond for PCHA 1:30 later before Avery Johnson brought Prairie back within one. An empty net goal by Scott with 33 seconds remaining would secure the Pacific Coast win. 

Yale Hockey Academy (1) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (5) U15 Final

NAX beat Yale Hockey Academy 5-1 to capture their first ever CSSHL U15 Western Championships.

After a scoreless first Kale Breton gave NAX the lead 2:49 into the second when he collected a puck in front, made a move to his backhand and slid it past Aiden Lazazzera (29/34). Midway through the second period NAX would extend the advantage on a 2-on-1 when a shot from Kyle Denis would sneak through Lazazzera’ s legs and Jackson Tetreault (1G, 1A) would bury the loose puck into the open net.

Daniel Havard would would get Yale on the board late in the second period when Adrian Comeau found him in front and Havard slid the puck through Cam Hoose’s ((35/36) legs.

Yale would control the opening minutes of the third period before Breton scored his second goal of the game on a lucky bounce with 7:55 remaining. With time winding down, Blake Wilejto would be left all alone in front and make no mistake to add a power play goal for NAX with 1:51 remaining. Jaggar John would secure the win with an empty net goal with 55 seconds left.

Edge School were the 2022 U15 Western Champions, marking the second straight season an Alberta team has captured the trophy after six straight years of a BC team winning it. 

North Shore Warriors (5/SO) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (4) U15 Prep

Dwight Sawatzky scored 40 seconds in and Carson Carels (2G) added another 4 minutes later as PMHA grabbed a 2-0 lead. Nic Collins (1G, 1A) would respond for North Shore four minutes later. Liam Chartrand (1G, 2A) would extend the lead midway through the second and Carels would score his second of the game minutes later. Christopher Mah would score late in the second to que the comeback as Aneil Dhesi (1G, 1A) and Keagan Lundie scored third period goals to tie the game. After OT solved nothing Lundie would score the lone shootout goal and Logan McAloney (45/49) would stop all three PMHA shooters to give North Shore the 5-4 come from behind win. 

St. George’s School (0) vs Delta Hockey Academy (5) U17 Prep

Mathias Hasselmann (18/18) made 18 saves to record the shutout and Ryan Lin (3A) and Grayson Salmon (3A) each recorded three assists as Delta defeated St. George’s 5-0. Dane Pyatt (1G, 1A) and Jovan Sandhu (2G) each tallied two points in the win. Austin Ball (53/58) made 53 saves in the loss. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (4) vs RHA Kelowna (1) U17 Prep

David Hoy (1G, 2A) scored the lone first period goals and Leonardo Biafore (1G, 3A) and Charlie Grant (2G, 1A) scored in the second as OHA held a commanding 3-0 lead after 40. Grant would score 1:28 into the third to put the game out of reach. Kelsen Podworny would break the Ryan Tamelin (33/34) shutout bid with 3:18 remaining in the game. 

Edge School U15 Prep (3) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (4) U15 Prep Semi Final

Nolan Stewart opened the scoring 2:54 in as NAX held a 1-0 lead after 20. Ty Hynes would tie the game 4:04 into the second and Ryan Boyce would give Edge the lead midway through the period. Aiden Jacobson (1G, 1A) would tie the game 1:07 later and Daxon Rudolph (2G, 1A) would score on the power play with 13 seconds remaining in the period as NAX again led at the end of the period. Cruz Pavao would tie the game 2:24 into the third as the game looked as though it would head to overtime. But Rudolph would break the Edge hearts and send NAX to the finals, scoring with just 18 seconds remaining in the game 

Indigenous Sports Academy (0) vs OHA Edmonton (3) U17 Prep

Radislav Dimitrov scored the eventual game-winner, while Sanjay Chalupiak and Keanan Pearman all scored solo tallies for OHA Edmonton in the game. Corbin Sanderman made 28 saves to record the shutout between the pipes for OHAE.

International Hockey Academy (1) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (7) U17 Prep

Luke Powell and Jaxen Gauchier both scored a goal and an assist for Northern Alberta Xtreme while Ben Deacon’s goal in the opening period held up as the game winner. Finn Kallay, Eric Geisbrecht, Jack Toogood and Clarke Schaefer each added solo tallies in the win. Jordan Switzer turned aside 14 of 15 shots he faced to pick up the win between the pipes. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (1) vs RHA Kelowna (5) U15 Prep Semi Final

Joe Iginla had a three point night for RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna, scoring a goal and adding two assists. Crus Waltze scored twice, while Maddox Ghanda and Giorgos Pantelas added solo tallies. Steele Bass turned aside 29 of 30 shots between the pipes to record the win for RHAK.

Shawnigan Lake School (4) vs Yale Hockey Academy (10) U17 Prep

Yale Hockey Academy hit double digits on the scoreboard, firing 48 shots towards the Shawnigan Lake School net. Ilijah Majkic scored twice and added an assist, Tyson Moss and Marco Depedrina each scored a goal and two assists. Nate Stevens made 25 saves between the pipes for YHA. Chase Kittleson had a three assist performance for Shawnigan Lake School in the loss.

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (1) vs Notre Dame (3) U17 Prep

Special teams factored into the second period scoring for Notre Dame, as Taye Shukin scored a shorthanded marker, and Elliot Cantin picked up a powerplay tally. Owen Stewart scored to put Pilot Mound Hockey Academy on the board, but a third period goal from Matt O’Toole put the game out of reach. Logan Salamondra made 24 saves in net for the win. 

BWC Academy (5) vs Edge School (2) U17 Prep

Five different skaters lit the lamp for BWC Academy in the win over Edge School. Liam Loughery, Ashton Beriana, Linden Hoskins, Aidan Mukai and Marcys Marchant all found the back of the net, with Hoskins’ second period goal holding up as the game-winner.