GAME DAY RECAP: October 14, 2023

Okanagan Hockey Ontario (4) vs Bourget College (3) Eastern U18

A goaltending masterclass from Kevin Podgurny (41/44) sealed the victory for OHO early Saturday morning. Despite being outshot 44-19, Podgurny remained composed and backstopped OHO to an upset. Mavrick Boucher (2G) got OHO on the board first and clinched the eventual game winner with 7:01 left in the third. Bourget College made a late push with two goals after Boucher’s tally.

North Shore Warriors (1) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (2/OT) Female U18 Prep

Goaltending was highlighted in this tightly knit affair between NSW and Delta Green. Hyoseo Cheon (38/40) would make 13-saves in the third period to force overtime after Maggie-Kate Fitzpatrick notched the tying goal halfway through the second. However, Scarlett Jones would become the overtime hero, scoring just 0:21 into the extra frame, securing the win for Delta Green.  

King Heights Academy (1) vs Ontario Hockey Academy Gold (5) Eastern U18

King Heights had their opportunities to put OHA Gold to bed, but couldn’t capitalize on their chances. Hakon Eskeland (45/46) steered away 45-shots from King Heights, as well as holding them off to a 1/11 powerplay. With one Norwegian holding down the fort, another was filling the net, Odd Henrik Hyttebakk (2G) would score two, including the game winner to seal up the win for OHA Gold. 

Edge School Maroon (2) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme White (6) U17 Prep

Reece Hicks (1G, 1A) would get the momentum rolling for NAX White in the first, chipping in a goal and an assist 2:28 apart to lift his squad to a two goal lead before the end of the first. Edge Maroon would strike back in the second, but another quick two goal injection from NAX White was enough to subdue the opposition. Ty Swanson (36/38) walked away with the win for NAX White.

Prairie Hockey Academy (3) vs OHA Edmonton (5) U18 Prep

The pair of Prince George Cougars prospects, Kayden Lemire (2G) and Patrick Sopiarz (1G, 1A) were the key difference makers in Saturday’s victory over PHA. Sopiarz would open the scoring for OHA Edmonton just 1:03 into the first with a strong wrister from the top of the right circle. PHA’s William Roddick would score one later in the first to tie things up, but Renat Nagneev would strike shorthanded to restore OHA Edmonton’s lead and spearhead momentum for his team. Lemire and Clarke Schaefer (1G, 1A) would tally two more for OHA Edmonton, putting things out of reach for a third period comeback.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy Blue (3) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (6) U17 Prep

Madden Cruikshank and Max Malinousky (2G) would trade first period goals before Everett Silvertips prospect Lukas Lima blasted one home from the blueline to ignite Delta Green’s scoring touch. Nate Barclay (1G, 1A) would go end-to-end for Delta Green which started a back-and-forth third, but their strong second period dissolved PCHA Blue’s chance at a comeback.

OHA Edmonton (1) vs Edge School (5) U15 Prep

Edge was in control since the puck dropped, most likely thanks to an early marker from Matthew Hilderman scoring 0:36 in. In the end, Mirco Dufour (3G, 2A) would be the star pupil of afternoon’s matchup, recording a point on every Edge goal, including a hat-trick of his own. Dufour has now accumulated 9-points in three games, and has recorded hat-tricks in back-to-back games.

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (10) vs Notre Dame (1) U15 Prep

Joe Watson would score the lone goal for Notre Dame halfway through the first to make things a tie game, that was until Nolan Harding (1G, 2A) took back RHA Winnipeg’s lead and ignited what would be the beginning of nine unanswered goals. Cohen Lewko (3G, 2A) and Max George (1G, 3A) would lead the charge while seven other skaters would also eclipse multiple points over Notre Dame.

Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg (2) vs Prairie Hockey Academy White (6) U17 Prep

PHA came out the gates flying, outshooting RHA Winnipeg 18-7 and potting home three to establish an early dominance. Carter Wingert (2G, 1A) would lead PHA in scoring during this affair while Georgi Milanov (27/29) picked up the win.

Okanagan Hockey Academy (6/OT) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (5) U15

OHA would exit the first period with a one-goal lead before succumbing to RHA Kelowna’s fierce offence in the second led by Aiden Andrews (2G) and Alexander Sharman (2G, 1A). Maddox Slater (17/18) would swap in for OHA at the start of the third, and after only surrendering one early, would backstop OHA to an overtime comeback. Caiden Osiowy-Mah would net the overtime winner halfway into the extra frame.

Ontario Hockey Academy White (1) vs King’s Edgehill (4) Eastern U17

Ariel Elkin would provide the opening goal for OHA White in the second period, but King’s-Edgehill would immediately respond and never look back. Liam Nash would score 1:57 later and ignite a chain of four unanswered goals for King’s-Edgehill. Artem Dorofeev (2G) would lead the way offensively to a comfortable victory.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy White (1) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (4) U17 Prep

A loud first period would decide this U17 Prep matchup between PCHA White and OHA Black. Keele Dueling would open things up early for OHA Black before being matched by Aleks Ostrovskyy. Ben Fragle (1G, 1A) would respond shortly after with the eventual game winner. Parker Parish (60/64) stood tall for PCHA White in the loss while Kaleb Miller (28/29) put up a respectable game for the win.

Notre Dame (2) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (6) U18 Prep

Five unanswered goals would be the catalyst to SAHA’s victory Saturday afternoon. Julian Laqua (2G) would provide two goals from the blueline while Nate Yellowaga (2A) nabbed two assists. Marek Schlenker (26/28) backstopped SAHA to this routine victory.

BWC Academy (3) vs Shawnigan Lake School (4/OT) U18 Prep

BWC Academy’s powerplay was clicking to start things off vs. Shawnigan. Matthew Sutherland and Will Shepard (1G, 1A) would both capitalize on the man advantage for BWC Academy’s first two goals. Shawnigan would respond with three unanswered following BWC Academy’s powerplay success. The game would need overtime after Ashton Beriana tied things up late in the third, where Brendyn Van Oene would find the back of the net for Shawnigan, leaving BWC Academy still looking for their first win in the U18 Prep division.

Yale Hockey Academy (4) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (3) U18 Prep

Today’s feature matchup opened with a stalemate thanks to Yale goaltender Nathan Kam (39/42) who had come fresh off an emergency call-up with the Kelowna Rockets. Kam made two incredible saves in the first period to keep Yale alive. Early in the second, another Rockets prospect, Eli Barrett, would rifle home his first in a Yale uniform. This would be quickly followed with a goal from PCHA’s Jack Bodel. Ilija Majkic (3G) would strike back quickly for Yale with a shorthanded goal before putting home an even strength goal before the end of the second. PCHA would claw back with goals from Noah Kosick (1G, 2A) and Rowan Guest before taking a penalty with 0:46 left. It was on this powerplay where Majkic would polish off his hat-trick on the man advantage. Enough to win the game for Yale’s first win of the season in the U18 Prep division. 

Delta Hockey Academy (6) vs North Shore Warriors (5) U15

Delta was carried to victory by the notable performances of Adie Schneider (2G) and Yianni Sergiannidis (2G, 1A) en route to a narrow victory over NSW. 2011-born forward Kenzo Gibson (3G) would net a hat-trick in the loss.

Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (4) vs Prairie Hockey Academy (5) U15 Prep

Luke Pratte (3G, 1A) put PHA on his back to edge out a win over Pilot Mound. Pratte would open and close the scoring in the first period, netting a buzzer beater to tie the game before the period closed. Reg Huebner and Soren Hayden would each tally one for PHA to establish a lead entering the third. Gavin Noseworthy’s (2G) finishing and Cole Landreville’s (3A) playmaking would connect for one more PMHA goal, but Pratte’s hat-trick clincher early in the third was enough to put the game away for PHA.

Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (4) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (5/SO) U17 Prep

Armaan Punn’s (2G, 1A) offence was enough to build a 4-1 lead for Wenatchee near the end of the third period. However, a late surge from OHA completely altered the game’s trajectory. Seth Flett (2G), Connor Vogt, and Kadyn O’Brien would all score in the 2:16 of the third to heroically tie things up at four-a-piece. A winner would have to be found in the shootout where Bradley Schmidt (2A) and O’Brien would score on OHA’s first two opportunities while Micah Davidson (35/39) stopped Wenatchee dead in their tracks for the nail biting comeback victory. 

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

Jada Wood would score the opener for OHA early on, however, Morgan Jackson (2G, 3A), Taya Lonsdale (1G, 3A) and Mya Lawrence (1G, 2A) led an offensive masterclass after allowing the first goal. Seven unanswered goals would allow Shawnigan to politely cruise to victory.

St. George’s School (8) vs BWC Academy (5) U15 Prep

A six-point night from Brock Cripps (3G, 3A) catapulted St. George’s over BWC Academy in an offensive Saturday affair. BWC Academy would at one point hold a 4-2 lead over St. George’s, but a four-goal explosion would turn the game 180* in favour of St. George’s. A shorthanded goal from Byron Chin (1G, 1A) would be the game winner.

Shawnigan Lake School (3) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (6) U15 Prep

Despite a quick start from Shawnigan thanks to Charlie Kittleson (1G, 1A)  and Matthew Morris (2G), Delta Black would rally back and apply heavy pressure for the remainder of the event. Christian Sum (3G, 2A) led the way with five-points while Otto Puhakka (2A) and Samuel Harvey (2A) chipped in from the blueline.

STAR Hockey Academy (8) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (1) U15

STAR Hockey Academy did not hesitate to make their name heard in their inaugural CSSHL game, posting eight-goals over PCHA in U15 action. Daniel Makovetskiy (3G, 1A) and Kyler Bush (3G) each supplied hat-tricks for STAR. Bush would complete his hat-trick naturally in only 11:39. Bannen Clements (43/44) would also put on a display in the crease, turning away 43 PCHA shots, including 27 in the third period.

North Shore Warriors (3) vs St. George’s School (2) U17 Prep

Beckham Brossard (51/53) was the difference maker between the pipes for NSW. Brossard stopped every shot at even-strength and on the powerplay, surrendering two shorthanded goals in the second on the same powerplay. The game was knotted up at 2-2 entering the third, where Rylan Krawietz (1G, 1A) would score the game winner to surpass St. George’s in an upset.

Rink Hockey Academy Kelowna Black (6) vs Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (1) U17 Prep

Tanner Livingston would open up the scoring for CDA in the second, but that would quickly be followed by the onslaught of RHA Kelowna Black offence. Kiran Fedun (1G, 2A) and Julian Galenza (1G, 2A) would each provide three-points up front while Louis Gu (27/28) held down the fort en route to a comfortable victory.

Wenatchee Wild Hockey Academy (0) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (17) U18 Prep

The return of the Ruck twins was heard from around the CSSHL world on Saturday evening as Liam (6G, 5A) and Markus (1G, 9A) combined for a grand 21-points over Wenatchee. This includes a five-goal second period for Liam and seven primary assists for Markus. Daniel Tverdovsky (2G, 3A) and Hudson Closson (1G, 3A) would also put up impressive statlines in the process.

St. George’s School (4/OT) vs BWC Academy (3) U15

St. George’s capped off a busy Saturday with an overtime win over BWC Academy. Nicholas Voinea (2G) would give BWC Academy the lead with an early third period marker, but Aidan Howard would immediately strike back with his first of the season to bring things back to a draw and ultimately to overtime. Tarik Lammam would net the winner to keep St George’s undefeated U15 record alive.