This weekend’s Hockey Super League action featured seven games in the U15 Prep Division in Morinville, Alberta. The Saints Pro Hockey Academy had a great weekend, with both teams going undefeated.
SAINTS PRO HOCKEY ACADEMY (BLUE) (3-0-0)
The Saints started the weekend with a convincing 11-5 win over the Vancouver Sharks. Leading the way for the Saints were Antonio Martorana (2-3-5) and Samuel Charko (3-1-4). Jaxon Pawlenchuk and Cole Connolly each chipped in three points in the win.
In what was a back-and-forth game against the Capital City Knights, the Saints were able to walk away with a narrow 6-5 victory in their second game of the weekend. Pawlenchuk (2-1-3), Charko (2-1-3) and Connolly (2-1-3) each had a pair of goals while playmaker Cole Kronewitt added three helpers.
A solid middle frame helped the Saints to their third victory of the weekend, downing the Sharpshooter Hockey Academy 4-2. Kronewitt (1-1-2) and Martorana (0-2-2) each tallied two points for the Saints. Renna Trembecky (20/21) and Anden Latimer (15/16) split the duties between the pipes.
SAINTS PRO HOCKEY ACADEMY (GREY) (2-0-0)
A well-balanced attack was the key to a 7-1 victory over the Sharpshooter Academy to start the weekend for the Saints Pro Hockey Academy (Grey). 11 players hit the scoresheet for the Saints, including Ashton Lee’s three points (1-2-3) and Jeremy Letourneau’s two goals. Joseph Quintilio was tested often, stopping 15 of 16 shots he faced for the win.
The offense continued into the next game for the Saints as they handily defeated the Vancouver Sharks 7-0. Max Watson’s hat-trick led the way, while Ethan Andrews provided a goal and two assists as the Saints finished their weekend going undefeated.
CAPITAL CITY KNIGHTS (1-1-1)
Despite a three-goal first period, the Capital City Knights dropped a 6-5 decision to the Saints Pro Hockey Academy (Blue) to open their weekend in Morinville. Lucas Brassard (2-1-3) and Gavin Eastman (1-2-3) both had three-point games for the Knights.
Despite dropping their first game of the weekend, Jason Chimera’s Knights rebounded with a solid 7-4 win over the Sharpshooter Academy. Four players had multiple point games, including Drew Christian (1-2-3), Ryder Haakenson (2-0-2), Eastman (2-0-2) and Owen Kluss (0-2-2).
In their final game of the weekend, the Knights skated to a 3-3 tie with the Vancouver Sharks. A fairly even game saw the teams trade goals through the first two periods and then closed the door in the third with no additional scoring. Eddie Cochrane scored twice while Cole Chimera and Lucas Brassard both had two assists for the Knights.
VANCOUVER SHARKS (0-2-1)
In their first game of the weekend, the Vancouver Sharks faced a tough Saints Pro Hockey Academy (Blue) team and dropped an 11-5 decision. Patryk Modzelik’s three assists and Atley Chachula’s two goals weren’t enough to fight off the Saints. Gurshan Sarao was busy, making 49 saves in the loss.
The weekend didn’t get any easier for the Sharks as they were handed their second loss, this time to the Saints Pro Hockey (Grey) by a final score of 7-0. Sarao faced a barrage of Saints shots, turning aside 49 of the 56 he saw.
The Sharks were able to come together in their final game of the weekend and earn a hard-fought 3-3 tie with the Capital City Knights. Lucas Daddabbo led the way with a pair of goals while Sorash Ramlal added another for the Sharks.
SHARPSHOOTER HOCKEY ACADEMY (0-3-0)
The Sharpshooter Hockey Academy played tough all weekend, however, came up empty including a 7-1 loss to the Saints Pro Hockey Academy (Grey) to open their weekend. Owen Baldwin had the lone tally for Sharpshooter while goaltender Jake Poblete was busy in net, making 43 saves.
In a much closer game two, the Sharpshooter Hockey Academy battled but just couldn’t reign in a strong Capital City Knights team. Easton Melanson had a hat-trick while Zackary David made 29 saves in a losing effort.
In their final game of the weekend, the Sharpshooter Hockey Academy battled with the Saints Pro Hockey Academy (Blue), coming up short in a 4-2 loss. Taylor Mackie (1-1-2) and Kyle McLaren each scored while Jake Poblete was stellar in net, making 50 saves.