Game Day Recap: October 9, 2022

Photo: Dave Watling

International Hockey Academy (4/OT) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (3) U17 Prep

Rachlan Hay opened the scoring for PMHA 9:54 into the game but Michiel Leenders (1G, 1A) would respond for IHA just 38 seconds later. Noa Halat (1G, 1A) would give IHA a 2-1 lead eight minutes later before a Beau Murray (1G, 1A) goal with 14 seconds remaining in the period would see the two teams tied at 2-2 afterr 20. After a scoreless second, Tason Swampy would give IHA a lead early in the third. But Sam Takahashi (1G, 1A) would find an equalizer for PMHA with just 36 seconds remaining. OT would give PMHA a single point but it was IHA who would come away with a victory thanks to Kesar Deol (1G, 1A) scoring his first of the season. Tyler Hoar (34/37) earned the win while Quinn Burfoot stopped 47 shots in net for PMHA in the loss.

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (4) vs Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (2) U17 Prep

Callum Sanders scored his first of the season 4:41 in to give PCHA an early lead but Kelsen Podworny (2G) would score two goals in a five minute span to give RHA Kelowna a 2-1 advantage. Isaiah Idisi would respond for PCHA late in the first as the two teams entered the second tied at 2-2. The score would remain that way until Brayden Rotach would score for RHA Kelowna with 1:42 left in the game. Tyce Wood (1G, 2A) would add an empty netter with 25 seconds left to secure the victory. Thomas MacLean (26/28) and Koen Cleaver (34/37) were the goalies on record.

OHA Edmonton (3) vs Prairie Hockey Academy (1) U16 Prep

Callum MacLean (1G, 1A) gave OHA Edmonton the lead 17:08 into the second before Ryland Molde would tie the game with 5:01 remaining. In a low scoring affair that looked like it was heading for OT, Ryan Weaver scored on the power play with 3:54 remaining and Kaden Wilkins (1G, 1A) scored with 1:03 left as OHA Edmonton picked up the 3-1 road victory.

OHA Edmonton (8) vs International Hockey Academy (4) U18 Prep

OHA Edmonton scored five straight goals to begin the game before IHA scored two goals in the first 3:48 of the third. The two teams would then trade goals, scoring three times each, to close out the third period and give OHA Edmonton an 8-4 victory.  Luke Scheck (2G, 2A) led all OHA Edmonton skaters, while Gusimar Madden (3A), Julien Maze (2G, 1A) and Landen McFadden (2G, 1A) all recorded three points. Max Sullivan (1G, 3A) factored in on all four IHA goals while Braxton Thornton (2G, 1A) had three points. Nick Kunyk made 30 saves in net for OHA Edmonton.

Okanagan Hockey Academy (4) vs Delta Hockey Academy (2) U17 Prep

Hudson Closson scored twice and Charlie Grant (1G, 2A) recorded a three point afternoon as OHA defeated Delta 4-2. Jaegar Dotal opened the scoring for OHA, Jake DeMone had two assists and Landon Garbitt made 34 saves for his first win of the season. Jack Ferguson and Isa Guram scored for Delta while Mathias Hasselmann made 36 stops in net.

North Shore Warriors (4/SO) vs Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy (3) U18 Prep

Harrison Owens (2G) scored 2:49 into the game for North Shore while DJ Ivory responded two minutes later for CDA. Riley Nadell (1G, 1A) would score the lone second period goal before Owens would score late in the third to tie it. But a Mason Lochten goal with 1:30 remaining seemed to give CDA the lead needed to secure the win. Adam Valach had something different on his mind, scoring with just 28 seconds left to tie it and force extra time. It would take until the seventh round of the shootout before either team would find the back of the net, with each team doing so. Round eight would see Oliver Read (44/47) stop Blake Francione and Rayne Jameson would beat Ben Delisi (47/50) as North Shore would earn the 4-3 shootout win.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (7) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (6) U18 Prep

Callas Pierce (1G, 1A) opened the scoring just 1:02 in for RHA Kelowna but Jace McFaul (1G, 2A) would tie the game two minutes later and Rowan Guest (1G, 1A) would give PCHA the lead late in the first. Hudson Kibblewhite (2G) would score two goals in less than two minutes early in the second to re-gain the RHA lead, before Jace Johnstone would once again tie it. A John Franschetti goal late in the period would give RHA Kelowna the lead heading into the third. Reegan Kominko would extend the advantage before Kayne Huang (1G, 1A) and Landon Mackie (2G) would score two minutes a part to tie the game midway through the period. Jace Harder would score two minutes after Mackie as RHA Kelowna held a 6-5 lead late in the game before Noah Kosick (1G, 1A) would tie it with 56 seconds left. Mackie would then score his second of the game with just 10 seconds remaining to give PCHA the win.

Delta Hockey Academy (7) vs Okanagan Hockey Academy (3) U18 Prep

OHA outshot Delta 34-30 but Delta went 4-4 on the power play and killed off all three OHA power plays as special teams made the difference in a 7-3 win. OHA would hold a 2-0 lead early in the second, and then a 3-2 lead heading into the third. But five straight goals from five different Delta skaters in the third gave them their first win of the season. Chase Harrington (1G, 2A) led all skaters with three points while Morgan Clark (2A),  Kobe DePedrina (2A), Tyler Hansen (1G, 1A), Jakob Oreskovic (2A), Rajun Parmar (1G, 1A), and Derek Thurston (2A) all had multi point games for Delta. Noah Stenvig stopped 31/34 for the win.

Prairie Hockey Academy (10) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (0) U18 Prep

PHA outshot PMHA 75-13 en route to a 10-0 win. Kasey Russell (2G, 1A) led all skaters with two goals while Bryson Aikens (3A) and Ty Pratte (3A) each had three assists. Ian George (1G, 2A), Matt Healey (1G, 2A) and Jacob Michelson (1G, 2A) all had three points in the win. Liam Ernst stopped all 13 shots he faced for the shutout.