GAME DAY RECAP: September 30, 2023

Photo Credit: Robert A Lefebvre

Bishop’s College School (3) vs Mount Academy (2) Eastern U17

Despite an impressive 44-save effort, Matthew Evancusky (44/47) was not able to steal the win for Mount Academy. Evancusky would post a clean sheet in the second and third, but a rough first period where Bishop’s College opened up with three-unanswered, ignited by American forward Zach Jockers (1G, 1A). Cogan LeBlanc (1G) would make it a one goal game with 2:31 remaining, but Will Harris (20/22) stood tall to secure Bishop’s College the early morning victory.

Ontario Hockey Academy Gold (3/SO) vs Ulysse Academie (2) Eastern U18

Maverick Roux-Paranteau (2G) may have had the early jump on OHA 0:17 into the game, but Norwegian goaltender Hakon Eskeland (41/43) would put on a clinic to keep his team alive for the rest of the match. Ultimately, a shootout would be necessary where OHA would go 2/2 with goals from Jeremy Deschambault-Perron and Theodore Abercrombie while Eskeland would stop Roux-Paranteau in the third frame of the shootout to hold Ulysse Academie at bay.

Fort Erie International Academy (1) vs Champions Hockey Academy (7) Eastern U17

A quiet first period would lead to a five-goal explosion from Champions Hockey Academy in the second period. Max Patenaude (2G) and Brock Matchett (2G, 1A) would be the key contributors while Jackson Shaddick (2G) chipped in an additional two. Dante Delabasstide Saltarelli would score the lone goal for Fort Erie.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (5) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (3) U15 Prep

PCHA would rally back to victory thanks to pairs of goals from Treytin Frizzell (2G, 1A) and Owen Bate (2G) after trailing by two early in the first. Phoenix Moyer-Isram (1G, 1A) posted the GWG and currently leads PCHA in points with 8 so far in this young season. Lynden Mercier (30/33) and Gavin Hildebrand (30/35) both walk out with 30-saves a piece, but Mercier holds on to the W in the comeback.

Notre Dame (5) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (8) U15 Prep

An early jab from Parker Banks (1G) gave Notre Dame a head of steam entering Saturday’s contest, trading goals with Delta Green till the halfway point of the second frame. Delta would strike for three-unanswered, starting off with a big response goal from Luke Anderson (1G) off of a delicate feed from Wyatt Callander (1G, 1A). Soon after, Alexander Laing (2G) would polish one off on a breakaway to put the game out of reach for Notre Dame, preserving the win for Delta Green.

Fort Erie International Academy (2) vs Ontario Hockey Academy Prep (10) Eastern U18

Nine separate players from OHA Prep recorded multiple points with Oliver Nilsgaard (2G, 2A) leading the pack with four. Timothee Fengos (33/36) would come in for relief for Ryan Schultz (27/34) early in the second and put in a quality effort to slow down OHA Prep’s onslaught. Takanobu Hiraga would close off the scoring with a short-handed marker early in the third.

Okanagan Hockey Academy Black (3) vs St. Mary’s High School (8) Female U18 Prep

Goals in bunches was the answer for St. Mary’s High School en route to victory on Saturday. A three-goal burst in a span of 3:09 in the first cemented so momentum going forward. Stella Pittis (5A) was dishing out more apples than an orchard, assisting on five of SMHS’s eight tallies, four of which were primary. 

Delta Hockey Academy Black (5) vs Pilot Mound Hockey Academy (2) Female U18 Prep

Kira Bui (1G) continues to find the back of the net, potting a goal in her fourth consecutive game. This marker would ultimately be the game’s deciding factor too after Pilot Mound scored twice in the third period by Ashlyn Kuffler (1G, 1A) and Jazmyn Oakins (1G). Alex Mills (42/47) picked up 42-saves in the loss. 

Prairie Hockey Academy (7) vs Delta Hockey Academy Black (2) U15 Prep

Despite a late surge in shots from Delta Black, PHA was able to hold on and win their second consecutive game. Brady Robert (44/46) stood tall in the crease while Ramsey Thompson (3G, 1A) commanded the scoresheet, kicking things off with gritty assist on Reg Huebner’s (1G, A) opening goal and later sealing things off with a hat-trick of his own. Delta Black’s Brady Olson (1G, 1A) created some offence at the start of the second, but Delta Black couldn’t beat Robert after those two tallies.

North Shore Warriors (1) vs Delta Hockey Academy Green (6) U17 Prep

North Shore’s Alen Ryzhkov (1G) set the tone early with an even-strength marker, but that’s all the offence they would see on Saturday. Delta Green would later respond with three goals of their own following NSW’s ice-breaker. Delta Green would have six separate goal scorers including Vancouver Giants prospect Max Malinousky (1G, 2A) who would lead the charge in terms of point production. Ashton Thornton (18/19) would pick up the win, one save shy of the shutout.

Prairie Hockey Academy White (7) vs Notre Dame Team 1 (0) U17 Prep

PHA White continues their strong start to the season with an impressive win over Notre Dame. Georgi Milanov (33/33) secured the shutout while a collection of unique scorers got the job done at the other end of the ice. Rylan Aulin (1G, 2A) acquired the most points out of each PHA White skater.

Mount Academy (9) vs CIH Academy White (2) Eastern U18

Mount Academy took Saturday’s contest in commanding fashion, firing all cylinders for eight unanswered goals and four shorthanded markers. Luka Achim (3G, 1A), Mederic Allard (2G, 1A), and Noah Lauzon (2G) each popped off with multiple goal efforts, each of which had a shorthanded tally to their name.

Okanagan Hockey Academy (1) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (9) U15 Prep

NAX carried on with their early season dominance with a statement win versus OHA. Ben Harvey (1G, 2A) and Jackson Tetreault (1G, 2A) had the early jump on OHA scoring each of their goals within the first 5:00 of  gameplay. With more sustained pressure, Jaggar John (2G, 1A) made no mistake in burying his chances in close while all alone. Oliver Bryks (23/24) received the win in net while NAX comfortably glided to victory.

Okanagan Hockey Ontario (0) vs CIH Academy Green (3) Eastern U18

An important first period is all CIH would need to triumph over OHO. Nikita Schneider would pot the first goal of the match on the powerplay, followed up by an even strength marker from Solomon Kim. Maxime Giguere (33/33) would add an assist on an empty net goal as the cherry on top to his shutout performance. 

Okanagan Hockey Academy (5) vs St. Mary’s Academy (3) Female U18 Prep

After playing from behind, Anna Kapocsi (2G) would score 0:15 into the third period for OHA and start rallying a comeback versus St. Mary’s. Kapocsi would find the net again just 4:14 later, sparking enough momentum for Jada Wood to net her second goal of the season. Mia Faseruk would claw back for St. Mary’s with 4:44 on the clock, but a late tally from Tiani Makokis (1G, 2A) would render a comeback impossible, allowing OHA to pick up their first win of the season. 

Calgary International Hockey Academy (4) vs OHA Edmonton (6) U17 Prep

Calgary Hitmen prospect Easton LaPlante would open the score early for CIHA, but an impressive run from OHA Edmonton sparked by Kaden Wilkins (1G, 1A) would be the difference maker against the undefeated CIHA. OHA Edmonton would score three in a matter of 6:42 to build a two goal lead entering the second. This lead would continue to grow after a contribution from Easton Letourneau (2G). CIHA rallied back in the second but could not carry much sustaining pressure into the third, where they would go to lose their first matchup of the season to a hungry OHA Edmonton squadron. 

North Shore Warriors (6) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (4) Female U18 Prep

A back and forth first period saw the two teams all square at 2-2 after 20 minutes of play. In the second, Castilla Rubin, Avery Wilson (2G, 2A) and Jaida Powell (1G, 2A) would score three straight to give North Shore a 5-2 lead. Shea Warnick (1G, 1A) would give RHA Winnipeg life heading into the third, scoring just eight seconds after Powell found the back of the net for NSW. Camille Birch (2G) would score her second of the game just 2:40 into the third to bring RHA Winnipeg within one but an Emily Gerdevich (1G, 2A) goal with 3:25 remaining would put the game out of reach. 

North Shore Warriors (4) vs BWC Academy (3) U15 Prep

Richard Wonyeneh opened the scoring with the lone first period goal and Cohen Baker added to the BWC Academy lead just 2:06 into the second. Lucas Lekakis (3G, 1A) would take over the remainder of the period, recording a natural hattrick in a span of 5:40 to give North Shore a 3-2 lead heading into the third. Jayden Simpson would tie the game 2:18 into the third but Kayden Runstedler’s second goal of the season would give North Shore a 4-3 win. 

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

RHA Kelowna Black scored six straight goals to start the game en route to a 7-1 victory. Dylan Crossley would end the Louis Gu (12/13) shutout bid with 5:59 remaining in the game. All but one RHA Kelowna skater recorded a point in the win. Owen Downey (2G, 1A) led the way offensively with three points. 

Northern Alberta Xtreme (11) vs Notre Dame (2) U15

NAX outshot Notre Dame 69-17 in an 11-2 win Saturday. Ahmad Fayad (3G) recorded a hattrick while Easton Doran (2G, 3A) led all skaters with five points. Kyle Denis (4A) had a four point game and Dawson Sheehan (15/17) earned the win. Jacob Bate and Matthew Boekelder scored for Notre Dame. 

Ontario Hockey Academy White (0) vs Shawnigan Lake School (8) Eastern U17

Ethan Naus (2G) scored twice, Sidney Armstrong (3A) led all skaters with three points and Stefan Kostin (26/26) made 26 saves for the shutout victory. Sasha Bravo (69/77) faced 77 shots in net for OHA White in the loss. 

Delta Hockey Academy Black (4) vs North Shore Warriors Orange (1) U17 Prep

After a scoreless first Imaan Atwal gave Delta Black a 1-0 lead early in the second. Finlay Reed would respond with a power play goal as the second period ended tied 1-1. Ronan Coopman (1G, 1A), Nicholas Campbell (1G, 1A), and Liam McLeod would all score third period goals for Delta Black as they came away with a 4-1 victory. Jake Poblete (32/33) made 32 saves to earn the win. 

Delta Hockey Academy Green (4) vs Edge School (0) Female U18 Prep

Payton Finnie, Sadie Isfeld, Ellie Chou and Breigh Rank all scored for Delta Green as they defeated Edge School 4-0. Maisie Cope (22/22) made 22 saves for the shutout. Megs Thiessen (20/24) stopped 20 of the 24 shots she faced. 

RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (12) vs Northern Alberta Xtreme (1) Female U18 Prep

Chloe Primerano (3G, 1A) recorded a hattrick, Sage Babey (2G, 3A), Callie Rice (3A), and Emelia McDermid (1G, 3A) each recorded three assists and Farah Walker (20/21) made 20 saves as RHA Kelowna defeated NAX 12-1. Sawyer Mackay scored the lone goal for NAX. 

Yale Hockey Academy (2) vs Edge School (6) U15 Prep

Edge School earned their first win of the season with a 6-2 victory over Yale Saturday. Carter Leyerzapf (45/47) made 45 saves and forward Jordin St. Louis (2G) scored twice including the game’s opening goal. Declan Cardiff (1G, 1A), Nathan Cole (1G, 1A), Joaquin Geras (1G, 1A) and Adam Halat (2A) all had multi point games in the win. Matteo Di Stefano and Shaun Hildebrandt scored for Yale in the loss. 

OHA Edmonton (10) vs RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna (6) U15 Prep

In a high scoring affair OHA Edmonton outshot RHA Kelowna 48-36 and earned a 10-6 win. Keenan Fox (4G, 1A) and Zachary Schwartz (1G, 4A) led the OHA Edmonton offence with five points each. Six RHA Kelowna skaters each had two points in the loss. Daniel Marsden (30/36) made 30 saves to pick-up the win. 

Shawnigan Lake School (3) vs St. George’s School (4/SO) U18 Prep

Connor Pankratz (2G) opened the scoring 2:31 in as St. George’s led 1-0 after 20. Joshua Polak would tie the game late in the second but a Charlie Weaver goal 1:18 later would re-store the St. George’s lead heading into the third. Eli McKamey (2G, 1A) would again tie the game before Pankratz second goal of the night put St. George’s back on top. McKamey would tie the game three minutes later to force overtime. After five minutes solved nothing, it took until the seventh round of the shootout for Hunter Morgan to give St. George’s the 4-3 win. 

Shawnigan Lake School (5) vs South Alberta Hockey Academy (2) Female U18 Prep

Morgan Jackson (1G, 3A) scored her first goal of the season as Shawnigan led 1-0 after 20. Jaylee Skog would tie the game 41 seconds into the second before Mya Lawrence (3G) gave Shawnigan the lead three minutes later. Kamryn Reiber would tie the game early in the third but Lawrence would score two straight to secure the hat-trick and Shawnigan win. Aidyn Carkner (19/21) made 19 saves to earn the victory. 

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (1) vs RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (11) U15 Prep

Drayden Uhrina (4G, 1A) scored four times and led all skaters with five points in an 11-1 RHA Winnipeg win. Beau Tilden scored just 25 seconds in for PCHA but RHA Winnipeg responded with 11 unanswered, including 6 in the second and 4 in the third. Anthony Bedard (1G, 3A) and Madden Tymchak (1G, 3A) each had four points in the win. 

Shawnigan Lake School (0) vs St. George’s School (11) U15 Prep

Brock Cripps (2G, 1A) scored just 47 seconds in, setting the tone for what would end up as an 11-0 St. George’s win. Lukasz McIsaac (3G, 1A) and Eddy Spytz (2G, 2A) each recorded four points in the win. Les Toth (6/6) made just six saves to earn the shutout. St. George’s fired 80 shots towards the Shawnigan goal.