GAME DAY RECAP: November 26, 2023

Photo Credit: Jenny Joseph

King Heights Academy (1) vs Mount Academy (7) Eastern U18

Connor Whittaker put King Heights on the scoresheet just 48-seconds into the game, but Mount Academy followed right in their tracks and did not look back for a second. Mount Academy would explode for four goals before the end of the first, including a penalty shot goal from Lucas Achim (2G). Justin Sullivan (63/70) still managed to stop 63-shots he faced over the course of the game for King Heights.

Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg (7/OT) vs Notre Dame (6) U17 Prep

After trading goals through the first half of the game, Notre Dame would catch a hot streak, potting home three goals only four minutes apart. However, Max Dowse and River Arnason (2G, 1A) would once again change the tides, giving RHA Winnipeg the lead scoring an early tally in the third and a shorthanded marker later on. Dustin Gamble would end up forcing an overtime after his point shot made it through for his first of the season. Although RHA Winnipeg would quickly respond in overtime after Layne Schofield (3A) stripped Notre Dame of the puck in his own end, he;d go on to feed Regina Pats prospect, Jett Deschamps (1G, 1), for the overtime winner and his first goal of the campaign.

Shawnigan Lake School (3/OT) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (2) Female U18 Prep

Leading scorer Morgan Jackson got the ball rolling for Shawnigan Lake in this rematch vs. Delta Green, completing a solo rush after stripping Delta Green of the puck near their blue line. However, Delta Green would come back over the course of the next two periods thanks to Payton Finnie and Breigh Rank. With the goalie pulled, Shawnigan Lake would sustain pressure in the offensive end, leading to Zoe Cramer (1G, 2A) finding Lola Macuida (1G, 1A) in the high slot for the game tying goal with 55-seconds left. It wouldn’t take long in overtime either, Cramer would capitalize on a breakaway and fake to the backhand to complete the late comeback and rematch over Delta Green.

BWC Academy (7) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (3) U15

PCHA would wrap up the first period with a two goal advantage thanks to Emilio de la O Ruiz and Sebastian Quast (1G, 2A). The second period would tell a different tale for the Langford club, BWC Academy would explode for five unanswered, including two in the final minute of play. BWC Academy would add two more before closing things out later Sunday morning.

OHA Edmonton (3) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (6) U18 Prep

OHA Edmonton was in control of the offence for the greater majority of Sunday morning. Corbin Sanderman (41/46) stopped 27/28 shots on goal within the first two periods. Things continued to look bright after Dylan Konschuh (2G) nabbed his second of the game early in the third to restore OHA Edmonton’s one goal lead but NAX would turn up the pressure with less than eight minutes remaining. Torretto Marrelli (2G) would tie things up after burying a point-blank rebound down low. Shortly after that, Jordan Duguay (1G, 2A) would blast one top shelf from the slot to put NAX ahead by one. Reis Nyland and Marrelli would add the insurance markers in quick succession leading NAX to an impressive third period comeback. 

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (0) vs Edge School (5) Female U18 Prep

Marin Jugnauth would score her second game winning goal of the weekend with an end-to-end effort to put her club up 1-0. Edge would go on to add another four tallies, two of which came off the stick of April Klarenbach (2G, 1A). Megs Thiessen (19/19) picked up her first shutout of the season too. Thiessen has a 0.75 GAA and a 0.962 SV% across her last four starts in goal.

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (1) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (3) Female U18 Prep

SAHA produced all of their offence in the first period of Sunday’s game, starting it all off initially just 26-seconds in thanks to a point shot from Jaylee Skog (1G, 1A). Keyana Bert (1G, 1A) also continued to build on her impressive weekend once again, chipping in on the next two SAHA tallies. Brooklynn Adams (45/48) would shut Pilot Mound’s crease down for the rest of the match, while Tayler Cohen (15/16) would come one save short of the shutout after a loose puck trickled in close for Sheigh Siemens to bat home late in the third.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (5) vs BWC Academy (7) U18 Prep

A second period goalfest for BWC Academy was the deciding factor in this Sunday showdown. Five goals were put away by BWC Academy, including two on the powerplay and one shorthanded by Ty Bonkowski (2G). Brendon Hall (2G) would score an early pair for PCHA in the third just 16-seconds apart to make it a 5-4 game. However, Daniel Morozov (1G, 3A) would bury home a loose puck after Koji Gibson (1G, 3A) threw one in front. With the net pulled, Jordan Ramsay (1G, 1A) would deflect Rowan Guest’s (2A) point shot home to cut their deficit to one, but Gibson would score an empty netter during the next sequence of play after PCHA failed to sustain pressure.

OHA Edmonton (3) vs Notre Dame (6) U15

Cohenn Rotar (2G) would score a penalty shot at the end of the first period to give OHA Edmonton a 2-1 lead into intermission. Rotar would then add another on the powerplay just 50-seconds into the second. Things were starting to look grim for Notre Dame, having only won one game so far this season. However, Matthew Boekelder would be sprung on to a breakaway by Jacob Bate, and he’d make no mistake, bringing his team back to within one. Notre Dame would keep applying pressure and this eventually led to Jory Balas (1G, 1A) tying things up late in the third. With 7:58 left in the third, Will Parsons (1G, 2A) would deflect home a point shot and give Notre Dame the lead. Hayden Nidesh (1G, 1A) would also add one more later, sealing Notre Dame’s second win on the U15 circuit.

OHA Edmonton (1) vs Edge School (7) U15 Prep

Cole Chorostkowski (49/56) made 22-stops in the first frame, surrendering only one to Edge forward Adam Halat (2G, 1A). However, Edge would put the pedal to the metal in the second period, racking up four unanswered, including a shorthanded goal from Halat. Nathan Cole and Mirco Dufour would add another two for Edge in the third while Tyson Chrunik would spoil Carsten Leyerzafpt’s (28/29) with a late powerplay goal.

South Alberta Hockey Academy (3) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme Blue (6) U17 Prep

Liam Eisnor (2G) continues his hot-streak, recording his second straight multi-goal performance in a 6-3 win over SAHA. Riley Thorpe (1G, 2A) also remains hot with his fourth three-point performance in his last five games. 

North Shore Warriors (1) vs St. George’s School (8) U15 Prep

Jacob Schwartz (1G, 1A) ignited St. George’s Teddy Bear Toss just 67-seconds into the game with a glove-side snipe from the slot. After the ice was cleared of all the stuffies, Byron Chin (1G, 2A) would follow up with a shorthanded goal to put St. George’s up by a pair. St. George’s offensive ways would continue throughout the rest of the match, posting another four unanswered in the second period. St. George’s ultimately fired 77-shots on target in Sunday’s event, leaving Oscar Hicik (69/77) to make a staggering 69-saves.

BWC Academy Gold (7) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy Blue (2) U17 Prep

Jed Lake and Nathan Tomcehck traded first period goals before Kai Anderson and Ryan Richter gave BWC Academy Gold a 3-1 lead heading into the third. The final 20 would see BWC Academy Gold pour it on as Colton Gerrior (2G), Javien Mann (1G, 1A) and Hunter Ashton scored in an eventual 7-2 win.

St. George’s School (5) vs North Shore Warriors (1) U17 Prep

After a scoreless first Noah Friskie gave NSW a 1-0 lead 11:28 into the second. Lucas Benn (1G, 1A) would score his eighth of the season with 1:35 remaining in the second to tie the game heading into the third. Thomas Rode would score the go ahead goal 44 seconds into the third before Sam Auld (1G, 1A), Brenden Morgan and Harshaan Kaila added insurance markers.

Yale Hockey Academy (3) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (4) U17 Prep

Seth Castronuovo and Chayton Basanti traded first period goals for their respective teams. Nathan Gray (2G)  scored the lone second period goal as Delta Green led 2-1 heading into the third. Milan Mrsic extended the lead before Aidan Ansell and Karsen O’Brien scored 24 seconds apart to tie the game. However, Gray would find the back of the net with 7:50 remaining to give Delta Green the 4-3 win.

Calgary International Hockey Academy (0) vs Edge School (5) U18 Prep

Ryley Budd (20/20) made 20 saves for his first CSSHL shutout as Edge defeated cross-town rival CIHA. Ladon DuPont (1G, 1A) and Owen Mastroianni scored first period goals and Nate Crashley, Zach Olsen and Samuel LaPlante added second period markers for Edge. Luca Stegmann (44/49) made 44 saves in net for CIHA.

Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (0) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (18) Female U18 Prep

All but one RHA Kelowna skater recorded a point as they defeated OHA Black 18-0. Defensemen Taya MacDonald (4G), Danica Maynard (3G, 3A) and Chloe Primerano (1G, 5A) led the way offensively for RHA Kelowna.

OHA Edmonton Black (4) vs Notre Dame Red (2) U17 Prep

Calum Giese (1G, 1A) opened the scoring but the lead was short lived as Jacob Carroll would tie the game 1:06 later. OHA Edmonton Black would regain the lead just 2:04 later as Yihwan Joo (1G, 1A) scored his fourth of the campaign. Logan Penston (1G, 1A) extended the lead in the second and Lewis Brown and Deegan Panas (1G, 1A) traded third period goals as OHA Edmonton Black held on for a 4-2 win.

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (6) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (2) U18 Prep

Cruz Waltze (3G) recorded a hat-trick, Kelsen Podworny (1G, 2A) added three points and Steele Bass (25/27) made 25 saves as RHA Kelowna defeated OHA 6-2. Mathis Preston (2G) and Wyatt Danyleyko (2A) each had a helping hand in both OHA goals. Ryan Tamelin (36/42) was charged with the loss.

BWC Academy White (5/SO) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy White (4) U17 Prep

PCHA White led 4-0 1:44 into the third as Aleks Ostrovskyy, Tobie Gilchrist (1G, 1A), Joel Perrett and Addison Urquhart all found the back of the net. BWC Academy would start a comeback for the ages as Dominic Seminoff (2G, 2A) scored twice in a span of 2:53, Gabriel Kaminksi (1G, 2A) brought his team within one with 1:01 left and Mark Lee tied the game with 35 seconds remaining. After OT solved nothing, Lee and Jan Lucan each scored for BWC Academy White and Josh Wu (50/54) stopped both PCHA White shooters to give his team a 5-4 shootout win.

South Alberta Hockey Academy (5) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (2) U18 Prep

Matthew Bertolin opened the scoring with 26 seconds left in the first but SAHA would respond with three straight in the second with Kolby Gapter (2G) scoring twice and Owen Brees adding his first of the season. Wyatt Stinton would bring RHA Winnipeg within one early in the third but Cohen Carter countered just 24 seconds later. Josiah Jackson (1G, 1A) added an empty net goal to secure the win.

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (2) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (0) U15 Prep

Brady Keith (2G) would score twice in the final period and Asher Netherton (22/22) stopped all 22 shots he faced as RHA Kelowna defeated OHA 2-0. Tate Serfas (2A) added two assists in the win. Linden Sobocan (29/31) made 29 saves in the loss.

Delta Hockey Academy (2) vs Yale Hockey Academy (3/SO) U18 Prep

Joshua Lee scored in the first and Nickolas Kovich in the second as Delta led 2-0 after 40. Levi Benson (1G, 1A) would get Yale on the board 22 seconds into the third and Tommy Lafreniere (1G, 1A) tied the game with 1:16 remaining. After OT solved nothing, Evan Cook would score in the 10th round of the shootout as Yale completed the comeback for a 3-2 win. Spencer Hunnam (39/41) and Mathias Hasselmann (37/39) were in net for their respective teams.

Prairie Hockey Academy (5/SO) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (4) U18 Prep

Matteo Andrew and Jean-Mikael L’Heureux scored early first period goals as PMHA led 2-0 5:44 in. Trace Langan would get PHA on the board midway through the first. Austin Polonoski (1G, 1A) extended the lead in the second before Luke Myhre and Cole King responded for Prairie. Kalix Monkman regained the PMHA lead 3:13 into the third but a late Austin Wentz goal sent the game to OT, and eventually a shootout. Avery Johnson and Myhre each scored for Prairie while Gibson Horne (17/21) stopped both Pilot Mound shooters to give Prairie the 5-4 win. Quinn Burfoot (56/60) made 56 saves in defeat.