GAME DAY RECAP: March 5, 2024

South Alberta Hockey Academy (6) vs OHA Edmonton (3) U17 Prep Tier 2

Koen Gauthier scored the lone first period goal as SAHA led 1-0 after 20. Ty Wasyluk extended the lead 4:44 into the second before Kaden Wilkins got OHA Edmonton on the board. Cole Fisher (1G, 1A) quickly responded for SAHA 43 seconds later but Rylan Davis countered for OHA Edmonton 35 seconds after that. Davis tied the game 1:15 into the third period with his second goal of the game. However, SAHA responded with three unanswered as Ryker Klassen, Jack Elliott and Berkley Kufflick (1G, 1A) all found the back of the net. Steven Wawryk (24/27) and Ethan Taylor (42/47) were in net for their respective teams. 

North Shore Warriors (6) vs Prairie Hockey Academy Blue (2) U17 Prep Tier 3

North Shore led 2-0 after 20 as Josh Moussodji (2G, 1A) and Cameron Collins (1G, 2A) each found the back of the net. Anri Ishigaki (1G, 1A), Mackenzie Souter and Rylan Krawietz scored in the second to extend the lead to 5-0. Moussodji scored 9:04 into the third to give North Shore a commanding 6-0 lead. Asher Watson scored shorthanded to end the Beckham Brossard (40/42) shutout bid with 4:10 left to play and Riley Robert added a consolation goal with 2:19 left to play. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy White (7) vs North Shore Warriors Orange (3) U17 Prep Tier 3

Brayden Howe (2G) gave PCHA White an early lead 2:34 into the game before Noah Russo (2G) tied it late in the period with a power play marker. Finlay Reed (1G, 1A) gave North Shore Orange the lead 5:37 into the second but a shorthanded goal from Porter Williamson (2G, 1A) saw the game tied again heading into the third. Russo’s second goal of the game only 1:11 into the third put his team back on top. However, PCHA White exploded for five goals in the third to grab a 7-3 win. Adam Ireland tied the game, Williamson scored the game winner, Holden Duggan (1G, 1A) added a power play marker and Howe and Kody Pham (1G, 3A) scored 27 seconds apart to round out the scoring. Defenseman Dawson Brown (4A) added four assists in the win. 

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy Navy (2) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (14) U17 Prep Tier 3

Marcus Domhof (2G, 4A) and Landon Nagle (2G, 4A) each had six points while Ethan Dimand (3G, 2A) and Ben Fragle (2G, 3A) each had five points to lead the OHA Black offence in a 14-2 win over CDA Navy. Jay Nooney and Linden Pauluzzi scored for CDA Navy in the loss. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme White (5) vs Edge School Gold (4) U17 Prep Tier 1

Ryan Schrock opened the scoring 8:35 in but Reed Reschny responded for Edge Gold 47 seconds later. Ryan Boyce (1G, 1A) gave Edge Gold the lead 3:56 into the second with a shorthanded goal before Ben Deacon (1G, 1A) scored on the 5-on-3 power play 48 seconds later. Dylan Deets (1G, 1A) would score another shorthanded goal 16 seconds after that before Brady Whitehead (1G, 1A) capitalised on the same power play for NAX White just 30 seconds later. Noah Kelly (1G, 1A) restored the Edge Gold lead 2:13 later with a power play goal, his first of the Championships. Jackson Roberts (1G, 2A) scored a few minutes later to tie it and Blaize Bouchier scored the eventual game winning goal shortly after that to wrap up a seven goal second period. Ty Swanson (49/53) made 25 saves in the third as Edge Gold made a late push, but they were unable to find the equaliser. 

BWC Academy Gold (5) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy Blue (2) U17 Prep Tier 1

Jonathan Lee (1G, 1A) opened the scoring 4:14 in but Haydyn Brooks responded for PCHA Blue 38 seconds later. Kai Anderson restored the BWC Academy Gold lead heading into the second. Gianni Bosa and Christian Revel (1G, 2A) scored second period goals to push the lead to 4-1. Jed Lake scored 2:44 into the third to give PCHA Blue life but an empty net goal from Keagan Lundie with 2:25 secured BWC Academy Gold the victory. Korbin Rodel (32/34) and Ashton Fummerton (42/46) were in net for their respective teams. 

OHA Edmonton Black (4) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (2) U17 Prep Tier 2

Emmett Jones scored the lone first period goal and a scoreless second saw OHA Edmonton Black lead 1-0 heading into the third. Braydon Franks (1G, 1A) extended the lead 1:50 into the third with a power play goal and Yihwan Joo (2G, 1A) scored the eventual game winner just a few minutes later. Nicholas Campbell (1G, 1A) got Delta Black on the board 1:19 later before Joo gave OHA Edmonton Black some breathing room. Kaydin Halladay gave Delta Black late life but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 36 save performance from Aidan Prosser (36/38). Lucas Szulc (39/43) was in net for Delta Black in the loss. 

Edge School Maroon (2) vs Calgary International Hockey Academy (4) U17 Prep Tier 1

Noah Milford opened the scoring but the lead was short lived as Eric Wagman responded for Edge Maroon 1:13 later. Luca Dufour scored 10 seconds into the second to give Edge Maroon their first lead. Kaden Hayes tied the game 3:11 later and Brendan Rudolph put CIHA ahead just nine seconds after that with a controversial goal that was originally waved off. Jack Coghlan scored with exactly five minutes left to secure the CIHA victory and keep their semi-final dreams alive. Cole Prelusky (24/26) made 24 saves for the win. 

St. George’s School (4/SO) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (3) U17 Prep Tier 2

St. George’s worked up a one goal advantage by the end of the first period thanks to a late tally from Victoria Royals prospect Harshaan Kaila. Into the second, Pilot Mound’s Aidan McGinty knotted things up halfway through with a wrist shot from the slot off of a feed from Carson Carels (1G, 2A). However, later in the frame Emil Ahopelto (2G) would put the Saints back in front with a trickler that just got by Kyle Beilman (33/36). Pilot Mound was on full press for the third, throwing everything they could on to Imaree Dhaliwal (36/39). It wouldn’t be until the pulled Beilman where Carels would let go a howitzer from the point to draw things up a three and force an OT. Dhaliwal would make his fair share of saves in the extra frame, even facing Carels on a break with little time remaining on the scoreclock. Eventually a shootout was necessary and a fourth round was needed after Carels kept his academy alive with a quick wrister. Dhaliwal would initially stone Jack Perrier (2A) with the paddle, leaving St. George’s Lucas Benn a chance to seal up the victory. Benn would perfectly place a wrister low blocker to grant the Saints their second win of the playoffs, placing them in a good position to possibly make it out of the round robin.  

Notre Dame Red (3) vs Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Red (5) U17 Prep Tier 2

High Level, AB’s Logan Lanti got things rolling after roofing one in the first for RHA Kelowna Red while Nate MacPhee (1G, 1A) added a second soon after. Notre Dame’s Jacob Carroll would stop the bleeding just 41-seconds into the second, but RHA Kelowna Red would respond with another pair shortly after. Maxson Reed (1G, 1A) wired one short side while Preston Kelly-Paquet (2G) netted his first of two on the afternoon. There would be some more back and forth, but the solid goaltending of Kai Ebert (28/31) kept RHA Kelowna Red in control and eventually granted them the win by a two goal margin.

Prairie Hockey Academy White (4) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (1) U17 Prep Tier 1

Without the extravagant goaltending of Georgi Milanov (42/43) or the hat-trick performance from Kale Pratte (3G) it is very likely the outcome of this game favours Delta Green. Pratte opened the scoring off a sweet feed from Carter Wingert (3A) while Milanov stopped all 13-shot attempts from Delta Green. Pratte would add another just 27-seconds into the second, this time securing a rebound in front. Milan Mrsic would deflect home one for Delta Green to break the goose egg Milanov had been protecting. Delta Green would unleash another 19-shots in the final frame, but Milanov kept his cool and turned it all aside while Pratte completed his hat-trick with a snipe from the right hand circle. PHA White improves to 2-0-0-0 in the Tier 1 Western Championships and will play NAX Blue tomorrow evening. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (5) vs Yale Hockey Academy (2) U17 Prep Tier 1

After forty minutes, the only offence we saw were quick trades. OHA initiated both bursts, but Yale was able to respond on each tally within the next minute. However, OHA found their groove in the third. Tyson Schamehorn (2G, 1A) let one rip from the top of the left circle and put OHA ahead once more. OHA would maintain this lead and eventually add on to it with an empty netter from Kadyn O’Brien. Schamehorn would add one more soon after for the cherry on top as OHA wins their first game of the postseason.

Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (2) vs Indigenous Sports Academy (3/OT) U17 Prep Tier 2

Kallum Windigo (1G, 1A) got ISA on the board with a wicked wrister shortly after entry, setting the tone and maintaining momentum from yesterday’s match with RHA Winnipeg. Early in the second, Holden Parada (1G, 1A) would double ISA’s lead, giving them full control of the match. Nick Roy would get one back for Wenatchee before the end of the frame. Wenatchee would press hard in the third and eventually be rewarded. Cal Kellenberg was the hero for the Wild and forced overtime. In OT, Elijah Constant’s point shot would create a juicy rebound for Tanner Demarais-Corrigal in front and he would make no mistake sliding that home to improve ISA’s record to 2-0-0-0 at the 2024 CSSHL Western Championships.

Northern Alberta Xtreme Blue (3/OT) vs Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Black (2) U17 Prep Tier 1

RHA Kelowna Black got off to a dream start, drawing a penalty 25-seconds in and capitalising on said powerplay just 23-seconds later. Early in the second, Brock Heidecker would extend RHA Kelowna Black’s lead with another powerplay goal off a sweet dish from Brady Walker. However, NAX Blue had some push back later in the frame and would profit off a powerplay of their own after Parker Fitzgerald whacked one home in close. In the third, Mats Lajoie would pick up the puck along the half boards and waltz to the middle before ripping home the game tying goal. Three minutes into overtime, Riley Thorpe would initiate an entry alongside Grady Wedman and execute a terrific bang-bang play to get Louis Gu (34/37) shifting in his crease before bashing home the OT winner. 

Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg (4) vs Notre Dame (3) U17 Prep Tier 2

RHA Winnipeg got off on the right foot in the late game, crafting a 3-1 lead after twenty minutes of play. Come the second, the offence would see a dip as Notre Dame started a comeback. Ilyas Yarkov cut Notre Dame’s deficit to one before the start of the third. Then with less than five minutes left in the game, Liam McCloy buried one in front to tie things up at three. However, shortly after defenceman Casey Magarrell would put RHA Winnipeg back ahead with a fierce shot from the left dot, which would go on to be the eventual game winner, cutting Notre Dame shy of their comeback.