Game Day Recap – March 16, 2023

March 16, 2023

CIH Academy U18 (6) vs Mount Academy U18 Varsity (3) Eastern Prep

Samuel Boisvert opened the scoring for Mount 5:40 into the game on the power play but it was CIH who would lead 3-1 after 20 thanks to goals from Sergei Kolesov (1G, 4A), Ben Inskip, and Liam Lynn (1G, 2A). Defenceman Charlie Wilson (2G) and Jack Pollock (1G, 1A) would score second period goals to extend the lead after 40. Drew Hockley would give Mount late life before Wilson responded again for CIH. Gus El-Tahhan would score a late consolation goal for Mount but ultimately Thomas Samborski (44/47) made 44 saves to earn the win. 

Ontario Hockey Academy U17 Maroon (2) vs Mount Academy U17 (9) Eastern Prep

Dawson Grandy (2G) scored a late first period goal as Mount held a 1-0 advantage after 20. Austin Walker, Peter Szatmari (1G, 1A) and Justin Hughes (1G, 1A) all scored early in the second as it looked like Mount would run away with it but Takanobu Hiraga and Shawn Belanger-Chishold responded late in the second for OHA. The floodgates would open in the third as Vincenzo Di Rocco (1G, 2A), Grandy, Xavier Charrron (1G, 1A), Harlan Eustace (1G, 1A) and Matthew Hebert all found the back of the net for Mount.  

Mount Academy U16 (3) vs CIH Academy U17 (6) Eastern Prep

Wade House-Sam opened the scoring for CIH before Cogan Leblanc and Brae Johnston scored for Mount 17 seconds apart. Neil Iserhoff and Samuel Caouette would score second period goals as CIH led 3-2 after 40. Liam Arsenault would tie the game 1:03 into the third but Hayden Mowatt, Koby Francis (1G, 1A) and Andrew Mark would answer back for CIH to give them a 6-3 win. Jordan Dumont (17/20) made 17 saves in net for CIH. 

OHA Edmonton (1) vs RHA Kelowna (9) vs U16 Prep

Soren Brons-Douville (3G, 1A) recorded the hattrick and Aidan Fisher (3A) added three assists to pace the RHA Kelowna offence in a 9-1 win. Brandon Hui scored with 1:05 left in the game to end the Louis Gu (19/20) shutout bid. Ethan Myhre (27/36) stopped 27 shots in the loss. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (1) vs RHA Winnipeg (12) U16 Prep

Connor Bear (3G, 2A) and Kayden Turner (2G, 3A) each finished with five points while Lincoln Ponce (1G, 3A) had four of his own as RHA Winnipeg defeated PCHA 12-1. Jed Lake scored the lone PCHA, beating Brant Catellier (11/12) midway through the third period. 

Okanagan Hockey Ontario U18 (2) vs Bourget College U18 (5) Eastern Prep

Gavin McLenaghan scored late in the first as Bourget would lead 1-0 after 20. Bourget would take over the game in the second as Rafael Cloutier, Loik Leduc and Laurent Morin all found the back of the net. With the goalie pulled, Carter Chadwick would get OHO on the board with a power play goal with six minutes remaining. OHO would pull the goalie again and Jordan Laroda scored to bring OHO within two with five minutes remaining. OHO would pull Nicholas Losif (37/41) one more time but Marc-Antoine Riopel (1G, 1A) secured the Bourget victory with an empty net goal with 29 seconds left. 

Prairie Hockey Academy (3) vs Notre Dame (4) U16 Prep

Henry Thunderblanket (1G, 1A) opened the scoring for PHA but Jack Elliott and Liam Tattuinee responded for Notre Dame just minutes later. Riedar Armstrong would tie the game with 1:27 remaining in the first. Jacob Elliott would score the lone second period marker to give Notre Dame the lead heading into the third. Jakob Boekelder (1G, 1A) would extend the lead midway through the third with his first of the playoffs. Kale Pratte (1G, 1A) would score a power play tally late in the third for Prairie but they were unable to find an equaliser. 

Shawnigan Lake School U18 (3) vs RHA Kelowna U18 (4/OT)  Female Prep Final

Shawnigan Lake wasted no time from the moment puck dropped after Morgan Jackson sped down the wing later finding Abby Whitworth to clinch the game’s first tally only 11-seconds into the match. Shawnigan Lake would continue to apply pressure throughout the first until a penalty from Jackson alleviated their press. RHA Kelowna would strike back at the conclusion of their powerplay with a tap-in from Janelle Evans. Shortly after however, the dynamic duo of Jackson and Whitworth would strike again, letting Shawnigan Lake to exit the first with a 2-1 lead.

RHA Kelowna would begin to up-the-ante in the second period with a fury of chances, but Shawnigan Lake goaltender, Lauren Mackay, stood on her head to preserve her team’s lead. RHA Kelowna would prevail soon before the end of the period off of a slick breakout play sparked by Carmen Bray, leading to Emelia McDermid’s 3rd goal of the playoffs.

Entering the third period, we were met with back and forth action, making for a quality nail-biter. RHA Kelowna’s, Hailey Armstrong, would blast home a loose rebound 49-seconds in giving them their first lead of the hockey game. Shawnigan Lake would claw back with another one of their own off the stick of Mya Lawrence.

Overtime provided its fair share of moments, so many people holding their breath you would have believed there was an oxygen shortage. RHA Kelowna would press hard early on with a powerplay opportunity, but Mackay continued to stand tall and hold her team at bay. A powerplay would come back the other way for Shawnigan Lake that would provide a few chances, but ultimately the play would swing in the other direction. Chloe Primerano would carry the puck in off the right wing before crashing towards the net. Janelle Evans would follow up on Primerano and take the puck around the net before burying home a wrap-around between the wickets of Mackay.

RHA Kelowna reigns victorious in the U18 Female Prep playoffs, securing their second consecutive title in Penticton. 

Mount Academy U18 Prep (2) vs Ontario Hockey Academy Prep (1) Eastern Prep

Landon Tretheway opened the scoring 6:07 in as Mount led 1-0 after 20. Anthony Molloy would add a power play goal with 1:39 remaining in the second to extend the lead. In a must win game for OHA, Laurent Desorcy-Dupont would get his team on the board with 7:15 remaining in the game. OHA would mount some pressure but ultimately were unable to beat Adam Lecours (21/22) for the game winning goal. 

OHA Edmonton (3) vs RHA Kelowna (6) U18 Prep

Reegan Kominko notched two goals and added an helper for RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna, while John Franceschetti and Cameron Schmidt scored a goal and an assist each. Preston Patenaude made 29 saves to pick up the win between the pipes for RHAK. 

BWC Academy (3)  vs Delta Hockey Academy (4)  U16 Prep

Delta Hockey Academy had the lead after 40 minutes of play, with goals from Dalton Toma, Nolan McBride and Brett Woodard. However, Shaenen Long scored in the opening minute of the second period, while Christian Revel converted on the powerplay in the third period, and Long scored again to tie the game 3-3. Noah Hettinga would restore the lead for Delta Hockey Academy, scoring with minutes left in regulation to win the game. 

Delta Hockey Academy (5) vs International Hockey Academy (2) U18  Prep

Delta Hockey Academy got five goals from five different skaters, as Rajun Parmer (1g, 1a), Chase Harrington (1g, 1a), Brogan McNeil (1g, 1a), Daniel Zhou and Derek Thurston all lit the lamp for DHA. Gavin Garlin and Braeden Veldhuizen found the back of the net for International Hockey Academy in the loss.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (4) vs Shawnigan Lake School (5/OT) U18 Prep

George Stavrianeas scored twice and added an assist, while Jordan Raatikainen picked up a pair of goals, including the game-winner in overtime. Jace McFaul and Parker MacDougall each scored twice for Pacific Coast Hockey Academy in the loss.

Edge School (5/OT)  vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (4) U16 Prep

Lucas Frame and Lincoln Martin each had a goal and an assist for Edge School while, on the other side, Tucker Robertson had a pair of goals for Okanagan Hockey Academy.Scott Sandilands scored the tying marker for Edge School late in the  third period on a penalty shot, forcing overtime, and Tyler Auger scored the game winning goal in overtime. 

RHA Winnipeg (1) vs St. George’s School (4) U18 Prep

Connor Pankaratz opened the scoring on the powerplay for St. George’s School and Ethan Buckland added to the lead with a powerplay tally in the second period. Gavin Nemis cut into the lead – also on the powerplay – for RHA Winnipeg, but Luka Shcherbyna and Rui Han added solo tallies in the third period to seal the deal for St. George’s. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme (4) vs Prairie Hockey Academy (0) U18 Prep

Kayden Longley scored a pair of goals, including a short-handed marker that held up as the game-winner for Northern Alberta Xtreme. Brayden Klimpke scored a powerplay tally and Bret Hymers added the second short-handed goal in the game. Vaughn Kaliel made 39 saves between the pipes to record the shutout win for NAX.