GAME DAY RECAP: October 1, 2023

Photo Credit: Robert A Lefebvre

Bishop’s College School (3) vs Champions Hockey Academy (4/SO) Eastern U17

Emanuel Di Paolo, Thomas Dandurand and Frank Paracci would score three straight as Bishop’s College held a 3-0 lead 3:52 into the second. Lucas Stevenson would respond for CHA two minutes later and Declan Kennedy would bring them within one heading into the third. Bryson Robinson would score his third goal of the season to tie the game with 3:07 left, eventually forcing a shootout. Scott Leblance (51/54) stopped all three Bishop’s College shooters and Charlie Morrison beat Felix-Antoine Emond (37/40) in the third round to give Champions Hockey Academy a 4-3 shootout win. 

Ulysse Academie (4) vs Mount Academy (2) Eastern U18

Anthony Molloy scored the lone first period goal for Mount Academy. Clement Valette (3G) would respond in the second with a pair of goals, his first two of the season. Jesse Gauthier would tie the game midway through the third before Yassine Naguib (1G, 1A) scored his first of the season to give Ulysse their first lead of the game with 3:32 remaining. Valette would complete the hat-trick with an shorthanded empty net goal with 12 seconds left in the game. 

Ontario Hockey Academy White (0) vs Shawnigan Lake School (3) Eastern U17

Will Stonehouse (34/34) made 34 saves to backstop Shawnigan Lake to a 3-0 shutout victory over OHA White. Matthew Last scored the eventual game winner 1:55 into the second and Nolan Blankstein (1G, 1A) and Liam Downie added third period insurance markers. Luka Nardolillo (80/83) stopped 80 shots in the loss. 

Fort Erie International Academy (2) vs Mount Academy (7) Eastern U17

Shane Delamaire (3G, 3A) and Cogan LeBlanc (3G, 2A) each recorded hat-tricks and Jacob MacMillan-Dallai (4A) added four assists as Mount Academy defeated Fort Erie 7-2. Mark Tverskoy scored the other Mount goal, who led just 23 seconds into the game on LeBlanc’s first goal. Spencer Garzon and Keyshawn Nottaway scored for FEIA in the loss. 

BWC Academy (8) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (1) U15 Prep

BWC Academy scored four goals in each of the first two periods and outshot PMHA 52-23 en route to an 8-1 win. Kyle Obobaifo (2G, 2A), Sam Shepard (3G, 1A) and Grayson Tash (1G, 3A) all recorded four points in the win. Cole Landreville scored the lone Pilot Mound goal on a breakaway in the second period. 

Edge School (5) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (2) U15 Prep

Matthew Hilderman (4G) opened the scoring with a first period goal and Finn Howes responded for RHA Kelowna in the second as the two teams were tied after two. Declan Cardiff would give Edge an early third period lead before Jack Brown scored on the power play to tie the game. Hilderman would then score a shorthanded goal, even strength goal, and empty net goal to give Edge School a 5-2 victory. Leif Oaten (56/58) was in net for the win. 

CIH Academy White (2) vs Ontario Hockey Academy Gold (3/OT) Eastern U18

After a scoreless first Mitchell Quesnel scored the lone second period goal for OHA Gold. Thorvald Naess would extend the lead just 42 seconds into the third as it looked like OHA Gold would earn a 2-0 win. But Keagen Lindsay would score a power play goal with 1:57 remaining and Noah Picken (1G, 1A) would tie the game with 42 seconds left to force OT. It would take Jeremy Deschambault-Peron 1:19 of extra time to give OHA Gold the 3-2 win, halting the CIH Academy White comeback bid. 

Fort Erie International Academy (2) vs Okanagan Hockey Ontario (3/OT) Eastern U18

The two teams traded first and second period goals before a scoreless third left the game tied 2-2 heading into overtime. In OT Jordan Laroda was the OHO hero, scoring his second goal of the season and giving his team their first win of 2023/24. Nick Iosif (22/24) made 22 saves for OHO, while Timothee Fengos (39/42) was in net for FEIA in the loss. 

North Shore Warriors (0) vs St. Mary’s Academy (1) Female U18 Prep

A goaltending duel would see Hyoseo Cheon (27/27) and Keyauna Robinson-Prefontaine (30/30) keep both teams off the scoresheet through 65 minutes of play. Robinson-Prefontaine would remain perfect, stopping all four North Shore shooters before Kaitlyn Harvey beat Cheon in the fourth round of the shootout to give St. Mary’s a 1-0 win. 

North Shore Warriors (2) vs Prairie Hockey Academy (4) U15 Prep

Nixon Friesen (3G, 1A) gave Prairie a 1-0 lead 37 seconds into the game with his second goal of the season. Kayden Runstedler would tie it with 19 seconds left in the first period. Luke Pratee (1G, 1A) would re-give Prairie the lead 3:10 into the second but a Chase Vossenaar equaliser would see the two teams start the third tied 2-2. Friesen would complete the hat-trick, scoring the game winner with 1:35 left and adding an empty net with three seconds remaining. 

OHA Edmonton (7) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (2) U15 Prep

OHA Edmonton continued to flex their offensive muscles this weekend with a 7-2 win over OHA. Cash Brebant (1G, 1A), Tyson Chrunik (1G, 1A), Walker Filewich, Keenan Fox (2G), Jihwan Kim and Domonic Neville (1G, 1A) all scored for OHA Edmonton in the win. Tristan Hoko and Carson Smith scored for OHA, beating Cole Chorostkowski (31/33) in the OHA Edmonton net. 

Shawnigan Lake School (4) vs St. George’s School (2) U18 Prep

Reece Liu scored the lone first period goal while Thierry Demers (3G) countered with the only goal in the second. Demers would score two more goals in the third and Matt Patry (1G, 2A)would add an empty netter as Shawnigan won 4-2 Sunday. Emmet Neitsch (30/32) made 30 saves for the win. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme (15) vs Notre Dame (0) U15

All but two NAX skaters recorded a point and Tyson Moreland (8/8) was tasked with making just 8 saves as NAX defeated Notre Dame 15-0. Nolan Wolitski (2G, 3A) led all skaters with five points. 

Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (3) vs Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (6) U18 Prep

Jacob Caron, Isaac Erickson (1G, 1A) and Max Jackson all scored within a span of four minutes as CDA led 3-0 after 20. Fischer Nicolet and Connor Ellingsen would score 22 seconds apart in the second as Wenatchee clawed back within one. Royce Butler would give CDA breathing room early in the third before Mikhail Levaniuk brought Wenatchee back within one late in the final frame. But empty net goals from Esteban Labelle (1G, 1A) and James Ghebbari (1G, 1A) would secure the CDA victory. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (2) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (3/SO)Female U18 Prep

After a scoreless first Jazmyn Oakins and Alia Drummond would score early second period goals for PMHA. Samera Gabriel (2G) would score late in the second and again in the third to tie the game and force OT. After OT solved nothing, Piper Miller scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give PMHA a 3-2 victory. Brooklyn Adams (50/52) picked up the win while Mya Lesage (37/39) was in net for the loss. 

Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Black (7) vs Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (1) U17 Prep

RHA Kelowna Black scored seven straight goals and outshot Wenatchee 50-27 en route to a 7-1 win. Owen Downey (2G) and Brock Heidecker (2G, 1A) each scored twice while defenceman Owen McCarthy (3A) tallied three assists. Dylan Johnson was the lone Wenatchee shooter to beat Sartaj Dhami (26/27). 

Bourget College (2) vs Ontario Hockey Academy Prep (8) Eastern U18

Mavrik Chan-Miguel and Keenan Quenneville (1G, 1A) would give OHA Prep a 2-0 lead after 20. Mathys Blanchette and Lucas Goncalves would tie the game early in the second before OHA Prep rattled off six unanswered goals to secure an 8-2 win. Marcus Fjeld (3G, 1A) led the way with four points in the win. Defenseman Hugo Beaulieu (3A) tallied three assists for OHA Prep. 

Shawnigan Lake School (7) vs St. Mary’s High School (2) Female U18 Prep

Morgan Jackson (1G, 2A), Lola Macuiba (1G, 2A), and Dawson Benson (1G, 2A) each posted three points in a contest over St. Mary’s High School. Mya Lawrence also scored, clinching her 6th goal of the season as she has scored in each game so far. Jamie Juan (43/50) made 43-saves for St. Mary’s in the hard fought loss.

St. George’s School (3) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (4/SO) U15 Prep

Although playing with the burden of a shortened lineup, St. George’s was still able to give NAX a run for their money and was one shot away from spoiling their undefeated record. Blake Chorney (2G) and Jaggar John (1G) were able to keep NAX in the lead for the first 40-minutes, but a dominant third period with contributions from Eddy Spytz (1G) and Jacob Schwartz (1G, 1A) was enough to force overtime and ultimately a shootout. John would score blocker side to put the pressure on St. George’s after the first four shooters failed to score. Heroically, Cam Hoose (43/46) would make the save on Spytz to keep NAX’s undefeated season intact, closing out a perfect weekend with a 4-0-0-0 record.

Delta Hockey Academy Black (4) vs Notre Dame (7) U15 Prep

Despite being down 4-1 early into the second period, Notre Dame were destined to climb  back into this one with six unanswered tallies, heavily fueled by Conception Bay, NL’s Parker Banks (3G), who would also score the GWG 8:09 into the third period. Notre Dame would take control in the final frame, outshooting Delta Black 24-8 en route to an impressive comeback victory.

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (8) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (0) Female U18 Prep

RHA Kelowna’s offence has not skipped a beat during this early season, putting up yet another display of their unbridled scoring. Alida Korte (2A) and Chloe Primerano (3A) would provide some playmaking this afternoon while Anezka Cabelova (2G, 1A), Gracie Graham (2G), and Kennedy Sisson (2G) all acquired two-goals a piece in this dominant performance over SAHA.

Okanagan Hockey Academy (1) vs Edge School (7) Female U18 Prep

Taylor Bierlmeier was able to nab a shorthanded goal early in the second period for OHA, but Shannon Pearson (3G, 1A) would help Edge regain control and rev up the level of offensive production through the rest of the match. Pearson would top off a hat-trick in the third while four other Edge skaters would produce multi-point evenings themselves. Alexis Ehrman (29/30) would pick up the win.

Delta Hockey Academy Green (3) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (0) Female U18 Prep

A shutout performance from Jillian Mathews (23/23) helped lead the way to a textbook victory for Delta Green. Payton Finnie would open the scoring with 0:25 left on the clock in the first period, while Saya Earl (1G, 1A) and Scarlett Jones would each tap home a goal in the second and third periods respectively.

Delta Hockey Academy Black (3) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (4) Female U18 Prep

RHA Winnipeg and Delta Black would trade goals up until halfway through the second frame where Niayah Morris would break the pattern with an even strength marker. It wouldn’t be until the third where Rowyn Street (2G) would become the hero for RHA Winnipeg. Street would take a beautiful stretch pass from Tori Bear (1G, 2A) and polish off a slick breakaway for the game tying goal. Five minutes later, Street would find herself on a shorthanded breakaway where she would use the same move to grant RHA Winnipeg the lead and ultimately the comeback win.