Rink Hockey Academy Winnipeg beat Okanagan Hockey Academy 5-1 in the Canadian Sport
School Hockey League (CSSHL) U16 Prep Western Championship Final to win their first
CSSHL Western Championship in the male division.
RHA Winnipeg had previously won one CSSHL Western Championship on the female side
when their Female Varsity team captured the 2019/20 championship.
It was an eventful first period for each side in the U16 finals. OHA’s Simon Cecconi would draw
first blood off of an error, but RHA Winnipeg would strike right back. Carson Legault (3G)
potted home two goals in 11-seconds to give his squad the lead after one period of play.
Into the second frame, RHA Winnipeg continued to display their dominance after an early jolt
from OHA. Koy Funk would deflect home a point shot from Josh McGregor and Legault would
bury a one-timer to seal off his hat-trick performance.
Jonah Tonhauser (9/9) would come in relief for Conner Nicolson (31/36), but would later return
to the bench after suffering an injury on an awkward play along the side of the net. Nicolson
would come back into the game right before surrendering one to Kayden Turner (1G, 1A).
With this marker, Turner has set the record for most points produced at the CSSHL U16 Western
Championships with 15 (5G, 10A).
RHA Winnipeg comfortably drifted through the third with their four-goal cushion, easing off the
gas pedal and cruising to capture the program’s first male CSSHL title.
The Northern Alberta Xtreme were the divisions defending champions but did not participate in
the U16 Prep division this season.