GAME DAY RECAP: March 6, 2024

Delta Hockey Academy Black (2) vs OHA Edmonton (9) U17 Prep Tier 2

Easton Letourneau (2G, 2A) led a 9-goal effort from OHA Edmonton in their final game of round robin play. OHA Edmonton amassed a 3-1 lead after one and would go on to score another three unanswered to start the second. Rylan Davis (2G) acquired a multi-goal game alongside Letourneau while Ethan Edwards (18/20) picked up the win between the pipes.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy White (0) vs Shawnigan Lake School (9) U17 Prep Tier 3

Will Stonehouse (22/22) backed Shawnigan to a shutout victory while their offence took care of PCHA White. Eight Shawnigan skaters picked up multi-point efforts with Nigel Alberts (2G, 1A) and Liam Downie (2G, 1A) leading the way with  three-point outings. 

Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Red (3) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (4) U17 Prep Tier 2

RHA Kelowna Red got off to the perfect start, jumping to a 2-0 lead after Joshua Johnstone and Porter Rossi scored in the early and dwindling moments of the period. Come the second, Pilot Mound found their footing and exploded for four goals. Rachlan Hay got PMHA on the board first after Benson Hirst snatched a puck out of mid-air at the blueline and fed it to the The Pas, MB native. Carson Carels (1G, 1A) would add the second in glorious fashion after chipping a loose puck around Tim Schoeps. Dwight Sawatzky (2G) would go on to add Pilot Mound’s next two with jam plays in close. Sawatzky’s second would go on to be the GWG after Nate MacPhee brought RHA Kelowna Red within one in the third. Piet Mierau (36/39) would remain solid in goal for the Buffaloes, eventually closing out the contest and helping secure Pilot Mound a respectable 7-points in the round robin.

North Shore Warriors (1) vs BWC Academy White (5) U17 Prep Tier 3

A clinical start from BWC Academy White’s Landen Mailhot (2G) gave their academy the keys to this matchup. Mailhot got BWC Academy White on the board just two minutes into the game and would go on to add the match’s second goal early in the middle frame. Josh Moussodji stopped the bleeding for NSW with a shorthanded goal. However, Nic Collins would restore BWC Academy White’s two goal lead shortly after, putting any chance at a comeback to rest. Dane Svingen-Jones (2G) added an extra two in the third en route to a comfortable victory. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme White (9) vs Edge School Maroon (4) U17 Prep Tier 1

A milestone performance Tafari Chingwaru (4G, 1A) spearheaded an offensive showcase over Edge Maroon. Chingwaru would complete his hat-trick within the opening frame, piecing together a big part of an initial 5-1 lead. St. Albert, AB native Ben Deacon (4A) would also provide four assists in the first. Teams would trade goals in the second, but NAX White’s offence continued to terrify Edge Maroon’s defence in the third. Chignwaru added his fourth while 09’ defenceman Kayne Wright (1G, 3A) capped off a four point performance. Ty Swanson (33/37) picked up the win in goal as NAX White improved their record to a perfect 3-0-0-0 in the round robin. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (3) vs BWC Academy Gold (6) U17 Prep Tier 1

Christian Revel (2G) and Jonathan Lee (2G) both went on to pick up multi-goal performances in BWC Academy Gold’s victory over OHA. Revel’s second would go on to be the game winner as OHA pushed for a late comeback. Kadyn O’Brien (1G, 2A) and Seth Flett (1G, 1A) capitalised on the powerplay twice late in the third, but a lack of executed offence in the opening half of the contest led to their demise. 

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy Navy (6) vs Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (8) U17 Prep Tier 3

A spread of six unanswered goals from CDA between the first and second made the difference in this close affair between peers. Owen Bambrick (2G, 1A) and Verners Veinbergs (2G, 1A) were the main providers of offence for CDA in their win, but the duo of Artem Gunko (2G, 1A) and Jace Williams (2G, 2A) on Navy proved to be a thorn in CDA’s side. 

Edge School Gold (0) vs Calgary International Hockey Academy (5) U17 Prep Tier 1

Cole Prelusky (32/32) continues his impressive run at the U17 Prep Western Championships with a shutout performance to close out the round robin, thus increasing the Victoria Royals prospects’s save percentage to a phenomenal 0.960% across the three games he’s suited up for. On the offensive front, Kaden Hayes (2G) and Noah Milford (2G) each scored a pair while Cochrane, AB’s Lincoln Martin (3A) nabbed three helpers for his first points of the postseason.

Delta Hockey Academy Green (2) vs Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Black (4) U17 Prep Tier 1

A power play goal by Benjamin Bowtell (2G) gave RHA Kelowna a 1-0 lead after 20. Nathaniel Danielson countered with a power play goal of his own and Mason Bower added another goal for Delta Green shortly after to give his team a 2-1 lead going into the third. Ryder Mead (1G, 2A) tied the game 8:01 into the third before Graedon Fair scored the eventual game winner and Bowtell added an empty net insurance marker with 19 seconds left. Sartaj Dhami (34/36) made 34 saves for the win. 

Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (0) vs Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg (3) U17 Prep Tier 2

Chase Charriere (30/30) made 30 saves as RHA Winnipeg shutout Wenatchee 3-0. River Arnason scored the lone first period goal, Wyatt Kelman added a power play goal in the second, and Aiden Jacobson (1G, 1A) put the game to bed with an empty net goal with 1:21 left to play. Nathaniel Madrigal (40/42) made 40 saves in the loss. 

Yale Hockey Academy (9) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy Blue (3) U17 Prep Tier 1

Seth Castonuovo (2G, 1A), Matthew Dowdall (2G) and Bodie Jerome (2G, 2A) all scored twice to carry the Yale offence to a 9-3 win. Zennon Turnovitski (3A) chipped in with three assists and Caron Lang (40/43) made 40 saves for the win. Owen Hentschel, Elliot Lee and Parson Shahi scored for PCHA Blue in the loss. 

Indigenous Sports Academy (3) vs Notre Dame (9) U17 Prep Tier 2

Ryder Gilroy (2G, 3A), Carter Hudyma (2G) and Ilyas Yarkov (2G) all had two goal performances as Notre Dame knocked ISA out of contention for a spot in the U17 Tier II semi-finals. Jakob Boekelder, Gavin Ferguson (1G, 1A) and Ryan Kowalsy (1G, 1A) scored the other Notre Dame goals and Dane Gillis (32/35) made 32 saves for the win. Dontae Bear, Courage Steinhauer-George and Daine Thomas scored for ISA in the loss. 

Notre Dame Red (1) vs St. George’s School (7) U17 Prep Tier 2

After a scoreless first Isaac Derksen (1G, 2A), Lucas Benn (2G, 3A), London Taylor, Sam Auld (1G, 2A), and Minsuk Hou all scored as St. George’s led 6-0 after 40. Harshaan Kaila (1G, 3A) extended the lead early in the third period before Kohl Stephen ended the Imaree Dhaliwal shutout bid with 27 seconds left. Owen MacLean (48/55) faced 55 shots in the loss. 

Prairie Hockey Academy White (5/SO) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme Blue (4) U17 Prep Tier 1

Grady Wedman opened the scoring 1:30 in but Hudson Thiessen (2G) responded twice for PHA White to close out the first period. Jake MacDonald tied the game 3:10 into the second before AJ Paulsen and Ethan Buhler (1G, 1A) traded power play goals. Jaggar John put NAX Blue ahead 4:09 into the third but Grant Gliege tied the game with a breakaway goal with 6:56 left to play. After OT solved nothing Rylan Aulin scored in the sixth round of the shootout to send PHA White into the semi-finals, eliminating NAX Blue in the process. 

OHA Edmonton Black (3) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (4) U17 Prep Tier 2

After a scoreless first Kingston Chisholm (2G, 1A) gave SAHA the lead 1:29 into the second. Braydon Frank’s (2G) scored his second goal of the Championships to get OHA Edmonton Black on the board midway through the period. A late second period goal by Koen Gauthier (1G, 1A) gave SAHA the lead going into the final period. Franks tied the game 9:04 into the third with his second of the contest. Chisholm countered with his second goal of the game before Calum Giese (1G, 1A) quickly responded for OHA Edmonton Black. But a late Ty Hynes power play goal gave SAHA the 4-3 victory and a spot in the semi-finals. Mattias Radke (24/27) made 24 saves for the win.