GAME DAY RECAP: November 22-24, 2023

Indigenous Sports Academy (2) vs Notre Dame (7) U17 Prep

Ryder Gilroy (2G, 1A) scored 37 seconds in and again midway through the first as Notre Dame grabbed a 2-0 lead. Tayvian Delorme (2G) would get ISA on the board late in the first and tie the game 31 seconds into the second but it was all Notre Dame from there as they scored five unanswered. Carter Hudyma (2G, 3A) and Ryan Kowalsky (1G, 4A) each had five points in the victory while Dane Gillis (35/37) made 35 saves for the win. 

St. Mary’s Academy (2) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (3) Female U18 Prep

Mia Faseruk opened the scoring with her ninth of the season before Brooke Dolynchuk (2G) tied the game with 34 seconds remaining in the first. Payton Henwood regave SMA the lead 12:27 into the second but Megan Dolynchuk countered 2:29 later. Brooke Dolynchuk would score her third goal of the season, and second of the game with 1:52 remaining in the second to give NAX their first lead. J’Anne Colbow (21/23) would shut the door in the third to secure the NAX victory. Sasha Coutu (25/28) made 25 saves in the loss. 

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (5) vs Notre Dame (4) U18 Prep

Kalix Monkman (2G, 1A) and Austin Polonoski (1G, 1A) scored first period goals as PMHA led 2-0 after 20. Monkman would extend the lead midway through the second before Calvin Gustafson and Talon Langston responded for Notre Dame to bring them within one. Cyaden Adams (1G, 1A) scored for PMHA in the third but Liam Schaentzler (1G, 1A) scored for Notre Dame 1:06 later and Sokratis Markarian tied the game late in the third. However, Griffin Erickson (1G, 1A) would play the hero for PMHA, scoring the go-ahead goal 41 seconds after Markarian tied it and Quinn Burfoot (38/42) made 38 saves to give his team a 5-4 win. 

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (6) vs OHA Edmonton (7) U18 Prep

After trading goals 38-seconds apart in the first period, the gates violently swung open in the second with both teams combining for eight goals. Reece Gault got things started with his first of the campaign on the powerplay for RHA Winnipeg. However, 19-seconds later Renat Nagneev (2G, 1A) would bury one of his own to keep OHA Edmonton afloat. This back-and-forth offence would continue throughout the second, finishing the frame still knotted in a tie at 5-5. Nagneev would get the early jump in the third to give OHA Edmonton the lead. This lead would be broken late by Calgary Hitmen prospect Koy Funk (2G) with 1:19 left on the clock. However, with 9-seconds remaining, Kayden Lemire (3G) would polish off a backhand feed from Patrick Sopiarz (2A) to not only clinch the victory for OHA Edmonton but finish his hat-trick as well.

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (3) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (2) Female U18 Prep

Sophie Erlam would open the scoring for SAHA with her first of the campaign. However, RHA Winnipeg would go on to score three unanswered through the next two frames. Bailey Schwartz (23/25) would hold down the fort for her third win on the year.

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (0) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (2) Female U18 Prep

It was a busy morning for Brooklynn Adams (55/57) who made 55-stops against a fiery NAX offence. Caris Erickson would score NAX’s opening tally with 57-seconds remaining in the first while Sawyer Mackay put the game away with a powerplay marker in the third. Ava Antle (18/18) made all 18-stops to secure her second shutout of the season.

South Alberta Hockey Academy (0) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme Blue (4) U17 Prep

NAX Blue would pile on 45-shots in this comfortable 4-0 victory. Jack MacDonald opened the scoring 1:06 into the match for the eventual game winner while Riley Thorpe (1G, 2A) led the way with a three point effort. Kai Zurowski (7/7) and Parker Snell (9/9) would split the win and the shutout over SAHA.

Edge School (1) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (2) U18 Prep

After picking off a neutral zone pass, Daxon Rudolph would quickly spring Luke Powell (2G) on to a breakaway where he would make no mistake putting NAX on the board first. Landon DuPont would later tie things up with his eighth goal of the season with a quick point shot off the draw. Things would remain close for the majority of the second until Powell would carry a loose puck down the right wing before wiring one far side over the shoulder of Ryley Budd (26/28). Jordan Switzer (28/29) would go on to shut down Edge’s offence, making 9-saves in the third and helping fend off two Edge powerplays.

King Heights Academy U18 (2) vs Mount Academy U17 (3) Eastern U17

It was a goaltending showdown for the first 40-minutes of this Eastern showdown. Justin Sullivan (38/41) made 32-saves through two for King Heights while Dylan St-Onge (45/47) made 31-saves for Mount Academy. Goals would finally begin to fall through after puck drop in the third. Mount Academy would score three unanswered in only 6:02. King Heights would make a late push thanks to Vytas Lenkutis (2G) who scored twice in 1:02. However, Mount Academy would hold on for the victory with heavy praise to St-Onge’s goaltending.

Edge School (2) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (4) U15 Prep

Declan Cardiff got things kicked off for Edge School with an early first period marker but Ben Harvey (2G) would follow up later in the frame with his first of two on the afternoon. Kaden Mote would restore Edge’s lead in the second but once again NAX was right on their tail with another tally just 2:14 later. Harvey would then pot one with little time remaining in the second for the eventual game winner. Blake Chorney (1G, 1A) would add the insurance marker in the third to secure NAX’s victory. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme White (4) vs OHA Edmonton (2) U17 Prep

Reese Hicks ignited NAX White’s scoring 48-seconds into the game with a shot from the point. NAX White’s scoring would continue with two second period markers from Ryan Schrock (1G, 1A) and Brady Whitehead (2G). OHA Edmonton’s Kadin Bilajbegovic would stop the bleeding with a late tally before the second period closed. Cale Chimera would then follow up with another for OHA Edmonton to cut their deficit down to one with 14:50 left in the third. However, this momentum would wither away shortly after Whitehead notched his second of the afternoon just 23-seconds after Chimera’s marker. 

Edge School (1) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (4) U15

Edge kept things close for the first 40-minutes against the undefeated Xtreme, holding them to a 2-1 lead after Andrew Ragusa capitalized on the powerplay halfway through the second. Kaidyn Thomas (34/38) had made 23-saves through those first two frames for Edge School. However, NAX would break through in the third after Kaysun Brunham (1G, 1A) found the back of the net five minutes in. Edge would get into penalty trouble following this marker and couldn’t bring momentum back into their favour. NAX’s record now stands at an impressive 11-0-0-0. 

St. Mary’s Academy (3) vs Edge School (4) Female U18 Prep

It came down to the wire between Edge and St. Mary’s Friday afternoon. Addison Kartusch would put St. Mary’s ahead in the first before Edge made a second period push back. Shannon Pearson (1G, 2A) and Olivia Imperato (2G) would nab three goals to put Edge up by one after the second frame after Jade Pelland added her first career CSSHL goal for St. Mary’s. Camryn Falloon would score halfway through the third to erase Edge’s lead in an attempt to push extra time. However, Marin Jugnauth (1G, 1A) would make a deceptive move at the blueline before firing one home for her first of the season and the ultimate game winner to secure the win for Edge School.

Notre Dame (2) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (4) U18 Prep

Ayden Pimm polished off a nice feed from Adiyat Massen (2A) to put Notre Dame ahead early, but Carter Cunningham (1G, 1A) would take one from his own end and score a worldy to bring SAHA back into contention. SAHA would build up a 3-1 lead following Cunnigham’s solo effort. Josh Evaschesen would bury a one-timer for the insurance marker late in the third to seal the win for SAHA.

Okanagan Hockey Ontario (0) vs Bourget College (1) Eastern U18

In a goaltending battle Roey Vered (15/15) out duelled Nick Iosif (49/50) as Bourget defeated OHO 1-0. Mathys Blanchette scored the game’s only goal with 11:19 remaining. Krystopher Roy and Marc-Antoine Riopel picked up the assists. 

St. George’s School (4) vs North Shore Warriors (5/OT) U15

Kenzo Gibson (3G) and James Koch (1G, 1A) scored for North Shore in the first before Zach Lam (2G) responded 20 seconds later for St. George’s. The second would see Gibson and Riley Taylor (1G, 2A) scored for NSW, while Michael Taylor and Joffrey Chan scored for St. George’s. Lam would tie the game 26 seconds into the third to force OT where Gibson would complete the hat-trick and give North Shore the upset victory. 

OHA Edmonton (5) vs Notre Dame (1) U15

Jackson Fuller (3A) led all skaters with three points and Taylor Green (31/32) made 31 saves as OHA Edmonton defeated Notre Dame 5-1. Joel Ngandu (2G), Tucker Porter, Ayden Stuckless and Brayden Tucker (1G, 1A) scored for OHA Edmonton in the win. Kingston Lawford scored the lone Notre Dame goal.

Calgary International Hockey Academy (1) vs Prairie Hockey Academy (2) U18 Prep

Chance Cole and Luke Myhre scored first period goals as PHA grabbed a 2-0 lead. Leathen Bent would get CIHA on the board 12:16 into the second but Gibson Horne (38/39) would shut the door in the third to secure a PHA win. Luca Stegmann (23/25) made 23 saves in net for CIHA. 

Yale Hockey Academy (4) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (3) U15 Prep

Ollie Reid scored the lone first period goal and Matteo Di Stefano (1G, 1A) and Carter Bylycia (1G, 1A) added early second period tallies as Yale jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Kolton Denich (2G) would get OHA on the board, Cohen Handby would follow that up 1:33 later, and Denich tied the game 2:25 after that as OHA rattled off three quick goals. But Shawn Hildebrandt (1G, 1A) scored the go-ahead goal just 56 seconds later and Tyson Kuiack (28/31) made 28 saves to secure a 4-3 Yale victory. 

Prairie Hockey Academy White (6) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (2) U17 Prep

Benson Hirst opened the scoring with his seventh goal of the season. Rylan Emigh would tie the game 1:37 into the second before Aidan McGinty regained the PMHA advantage less than three minutes later. Back-to-back late second period goals by Griffin Horne (2G, 1A) and Garrett Sehn would see PHA White lead 3-2 after 40. The third would belong to Prairie White as Horne, Austin Gammon (1G, 1A) and Hunter Toth all scored to secure a 6-2 victory. 

OHA Edmonton Black (3) vs Notre Dame Red (2) U17 Prep

Gavyn Dion and Emmett Jones scored power play goals in the first as OHA Edmonton Black took a 2-0 lead. Brodyn Pladson found the back of the net 2:45 into the second to get Notre Dame Red on the board but the OHA Edmonton Black power play remained hot as Yihwan Joo scored his third of the season. 1:01 into the third it was Sam Wilson scoring a shorthanded goal for Notre Dame Red as they drew within one.Oscar Hazen (17/19) would hold tight the rest of the game to secure a 3-2 OHA Edmonton Black victory. 

BWC Academy White (4) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy White (0) U17 Prep

Nic Collins (2G), Mark Lee and Dane Svingen-Jones all scored as BWC Academy White defeated PCHA White 4-0. 

Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg (4) vs Indigenous Sports Academy (3) U17 Prep

Trystan Hunter opened the scoring just 21 seconds in and River Arnason (1G, 1A) added his sixth of the season as RHA Winnipeg led 2-0 9:48 in. Daine Thomas (3G) found the back of the net twice in the final minutes of the first period to tie the hockey game. Gavin Quennelle scored the lone second period goal before Thomas tied the game early in the third, completing hat-trick. But Carter Haney (1G, 1A) would score unassisted 7:41 into the final frame and Chase Charriere (47/50) made 47 saves as RHA Winnipeg skated to a 4-3 win. 

Yale Hockey Academy (2) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (5) U15

Ben Campbell (1G, 1A) and Ethan Manan traded first period goals while Caiden Osiowy-Mah (2G) and Maxx Trites traded third period markers. The difference came in the second when Osiowy-Mah, Zack Griffiths and Roman Haddad (1G, 1A) all scored for OHA. Maddox Slater (18/20) made 18 saves in net for OHA. Mason Sutherland (22/27) was charged with the loss. 

Delta Hockey Academy (4) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (1) U15

Colton Brum (1G, 2A) and Tryson Edwards scored first period goals for Delta while Alexander Sharman responded for RHA Kelowna. Yianni Sergiannidis (1G, 1A) and Evan Wong (1G, 2A) added second period tallies and Jack Utsunomiya (20/21) made 20 saves as Delta defeated RHA Kelowna 4-1.