Game Summary

January 1, 2017 Championship Games
Female Championship Game - Scotiabank Saddledome
Rocky Mountain Raiders - 5                        Saskatoon Stars - 4
In a dramatic finish in the Female Championship game at the Saddledome, the Rocky Mountain Raiders needed overtime to pull out a 5-4 victory over the Saskatoon Stars.
Saskatoon’s Abby DeCorby opened up the scoring with just over two minutes remaining in the opening frame.  DeCorby deked left and then shot to the right into an open net as the goalie followed her across the crease.  Rocky Mountain’s Ciara MacDonald would answer back with just 42 seconds left in the frame, to tie the game at one, heading into the intermission.  MacDonald took a pass from twin sister Mary MacDonald in the corner to fire a one-timer past the Saskatoon Goaltender from between the hash marks.  Shots on the period were 8 to 7 in favour of the Stars.
Mackenna Parker of the Stars would score the only goal of the second 4:14 into the period, on a pass from Brooke Hausermann.  Parker drove to the net and tipped in Hausermann’s pass out of the corner to give Saskatoon a 2-1 lead.  Second period shots were even, at 9-9.
Rocky Mountain would come out hot in the third period, as Ciara MacDonald would score her second of the game from a pass out of the corner from her sister Mary.  The Raiders would then get their first lead of the final midway through the frame, as Breanne Trotter would score the go ahead goal, after setting up teammate Nicole Fry on a breakaway, and then skating hard to the net to tap in the puck after it stopped on the goal line. 
With just over 5 minutes remaining in regulation, Julia Rongve would tip the puck into the open side of the net with assists from Shirley Grace and Hausermann, knotting the game up at three goals a piece.  Rocky Mountain would retake the lead less than two minutes later, as Fry would snipe a one-timer into the top corner from between the hash marks, assisted by Trotter.  Saskatoon refused to give up, as they turned up the pressure and Ashley Messier would take a shot through traffic from the top of the circle to send the game into overtime.
Just under four minutes into the extra frame, Rocky Mountain would put the game to bed as Rachel Weiss took a pass from Fry to pick the top corner from twenty feet out in front of the net.  Saskatoon outshot the Raiders 30-29, but couldn’t knock them down, as the tournament’s top goaltender Stephanie Gross of Rocky Mountain, held on for the win.
Male Championship Game - Scotiabank Saddledome
Saskatoon Contacts - 1                        Belarus National U17 - 6

The first period was all Belarus, as they held the Contacts to just three shots through 20 minutes, while peppering Contacts goalie Rayce Ramsay with 18 shots of their own. The Belorussians would strike first, after Pavel Azhgirei would outwait Ramsay and tuck the puck passed the outstretched Contacts’ keeper. Belarus would widen the lead with 5:24 left in the opening frame after a nifty pass from Vasili Filyayev found Dmitri Savritski all alone in the slot, who would make no mistake, beating Ramsay glove side with a quick snap shot. Belarus would take that 2-0 lead to the locker room.

 Belarus would continue to carry the play, and just 1:16 into the second period, Vasili Filyayev spun and fired in the slot, catching Ramsay going the other way and putting his Belarus team up 3-0. The teams would trade five-minute-majors, with Belarus captain Dmitri Savritski getting the gate for a vicious interference hit that left Ethan Hill of the Contacts shaken up Savritski got five and a game for the hit. Hill would return to the game. The Contacts couldn’t capitalize on the lengthy man advantage, getting only four shots on the powerplay. They would go down a man for five minutes when Eric McNeilly took a major penalty and a game misconduct for head contact. The Contacts best chance of the game came on the PK, when Quinton Ong found himself on a breakaway after a Belarus turnover. Andrei Grishenko was there to stonewall Ong. The Contacts would kill the McNeilly major, and would trail Belarus 3-0 after 40.

 The Contacts came out with a renewed sense of confidence and urgency, and as a result owned the first half of the third period. After Bealrus took a hooking penalty, Eli Lieffers would get the Contacts on the board, tipping in a Dylan Thackery point shot home right on the doorstep. Belarus would take over after that, though, scoring three more times late in the period to take a 6-1 victory and claim the 2016 Mac’s Male Division Championship. Despite staying in the net for all six against, Rayce Ramsay held the fort for the Contacts, facing 51 shots.

 Belarus finished the tournament at a perfect 7-0-0. 

 December 31, 2016 evening quarter finals game summaries

Game 53 - Max Bell 1 (Quarter Final)
Saskatoon Contacts - 1                 Notre Dame Hounds - 0
In a low scoring affair at Max Bell Arena this afternoon, the Saskatoon Contacts took advantage of some excellent goaltending to outlast the Notre Dame Hounds 1-0.  The lone goal of the contest came from Saskatoon’s Jonah Bumphrey midway through the second period on the powerplay, with an assist from Dylan Thackeray.  The Hounds pulled goalie Riley Kohonick late in the third in an effort to tie the game, but Rayce Ramsay stood strong in net for the Contacts.  Notre Dame’s Kohonick played well, stopping 23 of 24 shots against, while Ramsay turned away all 24 shots faced to earn the shutout for Saskatoon.  Next up for the contacts is a semi-final match against the Foothills CFR Chemical Bisons.
Game # 54 - FDB (Quarter Final)
Calgary Royals - 2                                                                 CFR Chemical Bisons - 3
The CFR Chemical Bisons earned the right to play in the Male Division semi finals on Saturday evening after defeating the Calgary Royals by a score of 3-2. The first period solved nothing, as the teams went to the dressing rooms as they came out, tied at zeros. Just 37 seconds into the second period, the Bisons would strike, when Peyton Krebs got the better of Callum Humble. Liam Freeborn would respond in rapid fashion for the Royals, knotting the game at 1’s 1:04 later. The Bisons would capitalize on two Royals mistakes to take a 3-1 lead, on goals from Brett Trentham and Brandon Machado. With 22 seconds left in the frame, Tanner Klassen would get the Royals within one after beating Bisons keeper Ben Laidlaw glove side. That would be all the scoring in the game. The Royals thought they had evened the game at 3 late in the third period, but the goal was waved off as the net was off it’s mooring. The Bisons will take on the Saskatoon Contacts for a ticket to the big dance at the Scotiabank Saddledome on New Year’s Day. 
Game 55 - Max Bell 1 (Semi Final)
Belarus National U17 - 5                               Cariboo Cougars - 4
In an exciting game that saw a lot of end-to-end action, Belarus National U17 used a quick overtime goal to get past the Cariboo Cougars 5-4 at Max Bell Arena this afternoon.  Belarus’ Sergei Sapego opened up the scoring in the first period, only to be answered back shortly after by Cariboo’s Trey Thomas, to send the teams into the first intermission knotted up 1-1.  Belarus would pull ahead early in the second period, on Sapego’s second goal of the game on the power play.  A slapshot from the point by Mikhail Kovalyov would give the National U17s a two goal led, again coming on the powerplay.  At the other end of the ice, Jarin Sutton of the Cougars snuck in from the point to blast a one-timer top corner from the top of the circle with the man advantage.  Ivan Nekrosov would close out the second period scoring midway through the frame, with a goal in traffic in front of the Cariboo net, to put Belarus up 4-2 heading into the third.  The Cougars would turn on the pressure in the third period, with a goal early on Tyler Maser, to keep the game close.  A late Hunter Floris breakaway goal would tie the game again, sending us to overtime.  Overtime would be short-lived, as Belarus’ Dmitri Savritski would take advantage of a Cariboo penalty to streak in from the face-off and put one past Cougar goaltender Marcus Allen just 5 seconds in, to give his team a place in the championship game on Sunday.
Game #56 - Max Bell 1 (Semi Final)
Saskatoon Contacts - 5                                                         CFR Chemical Bisons - 3                                                     
The Saskatoon Contacts are headed to the finals, thanks to a 5-3 win over the CFR Chemical Bisons Saturday night. Saskatoon opened the scoring with the lone goal in the first, 10:34 in, thanks to Chance Adrian.  The Contacts lead would never waver from there on in; Connor Zary and Quinton Ong would bring their lead up to 3-1 by the end of the second. Within a minute of the third period, the Bisons’ Zach Huber closed the scoring gap to 3-2. However, that gap would be very short-lived with Saskatoon’s Eric McNeilly doubling the score 1:47 in. With an easy slider right past the Bisons’ goalkeeper, the Contacts’ Peyton Krebs finishes the game with 42 seconds left. With the win, the Saskatoon Contacts meet up with Belarus New Years Day at 4pm at the Saddledome. 
Game #F22 - Max Bell 2 (Semi Final)
Vancouver Island Seals - 0                                                              Saskatoon Stars - 3
Penalties would keep the Seals’ from advancing to the final round, as the fall to the Stars 3-0 Saturday afternoon. Saskatoon consistently outshot Vancouver Island and it finally paid off in the second, when captain Willow Slobodzian would get the game winner at 13:48.  They’d soon be off to a 2-0 lead when Mackenna Parker found the back of the net less than three minutes later. Parker’s second goal would bring the game to it’s 3-0 final with 12:26 left in the game. The Stars now move on to the Female Championship Final against the Rocky Mountain Raider, January 1st at the Saddledome. 

Game #F21 - Max Bell 2 (Semi Final)

Calgary Fire 0 @ Rocky Mountain Raiders 5

The Rocky Mountain Raiders punched their ticket to the Female Division Mac’s Final on Saturday afternoon, after blanking the Calgary Fire by a score of 5-0. 15:02 into the contest, Rachel Weiss would open the scoring on the powerplay for the Raiders. Caroline Gosling of the Fire would face 32 shots before Katie Crowther would take over to finish the last 10:42 of the game, who would only face 2 shots. The Fire could only get 17 shots through to Raider keeper Kate Lloyd. Nicole Fry, Isabella Pozzi, Hailey McCallum, and Mary McDonald also scored for the Raiders. The Raiders take on either the Saskatoon Stars or the Vancouver Island Seals, who play their semi-final game Saturday evening. 

December 31, 2016 morning quarter finals game summaries
Game 51(Quarter Final)  - Max Bell 1 

Belarus U-17 - 4      Red Deer Optimist Chiefs 0
Vladislav Mikhalchuk scored two goals, while goaltender Andrei Grishenko stopped 14 shots as Belarus U-17 team shutout Red Deer 4-0.  The win moves Belarus to the semi-final against the Cariboo Cougars.The shutout was the second for Belarus in the tournament, as they previous blanked Regina in round-robin play. Red Deer tested  Grishenko on a couple of opportunities including a partial breakaway late in the game by Red Deer’s Josh McNeil.  However, for much of the game the Belarus club used their size to keep Red Deer to the outside. Belarus opened the scoring with a power play goal at 7.50 of the first period when Mikhalchuk  fired a slapshot from the face off circle.  Belarus added two more goals in the second period.  Vasili Filayev scored from the side of the net at 11.05.  Later in the period, Sergei Sapego fought off a check to score, giving Belarus a 3-0 lead. Belarus capped off their scoring in the third period, when Mikhalchuk scored from a sharp angle, giving him his sixth goal and ninth point of the tournament. 
Belarus outshot Red Deer 18-14.
Game 52 (Quarter Final)  - Father David Bauer  

Cariboo Cougars - 4          Prince Albert Mintos - 1
Cariboo Cougars staged a third period comeback to defeat Prince Albert Mintos 4-1 and advance to the semi-finals of the Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament.  They will face the Belarus U-17 team in a semi-final game. Prince Albert took a 1-0 lead to the dressing room after two periods of play.  Ty Mosimann scored a power play goal at 10.54 of the second period to stake Prince Albert to a lead. Cariboo began their comeback early in the third period.   Trey Thomas scored at 1.09 of the third period, the first of his two goals.  Myles Matilla notched  a short-handed marker at 6.52, giving Cariboo their first lead of the game.  Matilla’s goal proved to be the game winner. Tyler Maser added another goal at 12.20, while Thomas scored into an empty net at 19.22. Cariboo outshot Prince Albert 31-24.
December 30, 2016 evening game summaries 
Game F20 - Max Bell #2
Saskatoon Stars - 4                            Calgary Fire - 3
The Saskatoon Stars would prevail over the Calgary Fire on Friday night taking the game 4 - 3. Joelle Fiala would start the scoring off for the Stars early in the second period, but the Fire would respond and Antonella Mikolvuk scored with 16:08 left in the period.  Penalties depicted the rest of the night, as the remaining 5 goal were all scored during power plays. Taylor McElroy of the Fire scored the first power play mid way through the second period giving her team a 1 goal lead. The Stars came out strong in the third and Abby Shirley would get the equalizer early in the period, but Brooke Dennett of the Fire regained her team’s 1 goal lead.  Joelle Fiala of the Stars would score her second goal and tie up the game 3 - 3, and only 38 seconds later Anna Leschyshyn of the Stars would score the game winner giving the Stars a 1 goal lead to end the game.
December 30, 2016 afternoon game summaries


Game 44 - Max Bell 1

Moose Jaw Generals - 4      Foothills CFR Chemical Bisons - 7

The CFR Chemical Bisons closed out round robin play with a perfect record, downing the Moose Jaw Generals by a score of 7-4. Zach Huber led the way for the Bisons, netting himself a hat-trick. The Bisons would open the scoring 9:51 into the game, when Huber would score his first of the game. They would skate to the first intermission up 1-0. The Bisons’ offense exploded in the second period, going off for five goals, two of which came on the PP. The Generals would respond with two goals of their own, to trail by 3 after 40. The Generals would make it interesting in the third, scoring two quick ones less than five minutes into the frame. It would be too little, too late though, as Huber of the Bisons would score his hat trick tally, to put the nail in the coffin, and the Bisons would take the W 7-4 and finish 4-0 in round robin play. 


Game 45 - Father David Bauer

Calgary Flames -  8           New Jersey Hitmen- 7

The Calgary Flames closed out the round robin with their first win of tournament beating the New Jersey Hitmen by a score of 8-7. New Jersey Hitmen Tyler Nielsen opened the scoring early in the first period on a tally assisted by Matt Koziel and Ben Hurd. The flames responded with 3 first period goals to take a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. Shots were 16-7 in favour of the flames in the first period. The two teams traded chances and went back and fourth in the second period. The Flames took a 7-4 lead into the second intermission. Early in the Third period with 13:24 remaining Dylan Holloway scoring the game-winning goal assisted by Noah Walters and Keegan Fraser. The Hitmen responded with three third period goals but fell short losing by a final score of 8-7.


Game F 18 - Max Bell 2


San Jose Jr. Sharks - 3           Northern Capitals - 0

The San Jose Jr. Sharks blanked the Northern Capitals to finish round robin play with a record of 2-2. The Capitals finished at 1-3. Evelyne Blais-Savoie would score 9:47 into the game and this would be the eventual game winner for the Sharks on a pass from Ria Stevens. That would be all the scoring for the first period. In the second, the Sharks would add two to their lead, on goals from Angelina Cruzal and Sarah Takahashi. The Sharks would not look back, and lock it down defensively the rest of the way through the final period, preserving the 3-0 win. Angela Hawthorne made 28 saves in the shutout effort. 


 Game 46 - Flames Community Arena


Arizona Bobcats - 3        Belarus National U17 - 4

The Belarus National U17 squad just barely edged the Arizona Bobcats by a score of 4-3 to finish round robin play with a perfect 4-0 record. Arizona finished at 0-4. Belarus opened the scoring 4:49 into the game on a Sergei Sapego goal. Vasili Filyayev would add another for the Belorussians, and they would take a 2-0 lead to the dressing room after 20. The Bobcats would rally in the second period, scoring three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 lead to the third period. Tony Cimato, Michael Bloom, Daniel Ramsey were the goal scorers for the Bobcats. Belarus would take the game over in the third, allowing only four shots, and peppering the Bobcats for 18, and scoring twice to take the 4-3 W. Ilya Solovyev scored the game winner with 10:38 left to play in the contest. The final shot count was 49-18 in favour of Belarus.


 Game 47 - Flames Community Arenas


Okanagan Rockets - 1       Sherwood Park J Ennis Kings - 6

 The Sherwood Park Kings defeated the Okanagan Rockets 6-1 in a penalty filled affair at Flames Community Arenas. The Sherwood Park Kings came out quick scoring a minute and a half into the game to make it 1-0 on a tally from Reid Young. Okanagan responded with 8:57 left in the first period on a goal scored by Dylan Prpich to even the game at 1’s. The tie did not last long as Sherwood park’s Reid Young scored his second of the game and the game winner forty seconds later with 8:15 in the first period. The Sherwood Park Kings added another first period tally along with one goal in the second period and two insurance markers in the final frame of the game to finish off the round robin with a 2-2 record. The Okanagan Rockets finished the round robin with a 0-3-1 record.


Game 48 - Max bell 1

Calgary Northstars - 3             New York Jr Islanders 1

The Calgary Northstars defeated the New York Jr Islanders by a score of 3-1. The Calgary Northstars closed out the round robin with a record of 1-3. With the loss the New York Jr Islanders fell to 1-3.  Jackson Verstraete scored the loan goal of the first period to put the Northstars ahead by 1. Shots in the first period were 12-12 in the first. The Northstars scored an early second period goal that was the eventual game winner with 16:34 remaining in the second period. Rocco DiConstanzo scored the only goal for the Islanders with 12:42 left in the second period. Shots in the game were 41-31 in favour of the Northstars.


 Game F19 - Max Bell 2

Melville Prairie Fire - 1             Rocky Mountain Raiders - 1

The Melville Prairie Fire and Rocky Mountain Raiders skated to a 1-1 tie in both teams’ final round robin games. The Fire finished with a 1-1-2 record, and the Raiders went unbeaten at 3-0-1. Both teams’ goals came in the third period. Catherine Longchamps got the Raiders on the board first, 3:38 into the third. The Fire’s Sami Jo Henry would knot it up with 6:57 left in the game, and that’s how this one would finish. The Raiders had the edge in shots, 29-24.


Game 49 - Father David Bauer

Greater Vancouver Canadians 2        Red Deer Optimist Chiefs 6

 The Red Deer optimist Chiefs upended the Greater Vancouver Canadians by a score of 6-2 to wrap up pool 5’s round robin play. The Chiefs finished 3-1, while the Canadians wrapped up with a 2-2 record. Graysen Cameron of the Chiefs scored the eventual game winner with 13:12 left in the second period. The Chiefs took the edge on shots, 39-33.


Game 50 - Flames Community Arenas

Saskatoon Contacts - 4                     Calgary Royals 2

The Saskatoon Contacts defeated the Calgary Royals 4-2 to move to 3-1 for the round robin. With the loss the Calgary Royals fall to 3-1 on the tournament. The Contacts jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period. The lead was short lived as the Royals bounced back with 2 goals to tie the game in the first. The Contacts scored a late first period goal scored by Chance Adrian to take a 3-2 lead into the first intermission. The goal would stand as the game winner as the Contacts added a second period goal to add to their lead. The shots in the game were 40-34 in favour of the Royals.




December 29, 2016 evening game summaries

Game # 35 - Max Bell 1


Hungarian National U18 - 4         New Jersey Hitmen - 1 

A tough battle between the Hungarian National U18 team and the New Jersey Hitmen saw the Hungarians pull out a 4-1 victory in large part due to a solid performance by Hungarian goalie Karoly Balazs Toth who made 40 saves on 41 shots. Goals for both teams were hard to come by, with Hitmen goalie Anthony DelTufo also turning in a solid effort, turning away 41 of the 44 shots he faced. Hungarian Bruno Kreisz opened up the scoring six minutes into the second period, but the game was tied soon after thanks to Hitmen Kevin Paganini’s power play goal at 10:24 into the second period. It only took 1:33 for the Hungarians to retake the lead with a goal by Hunor Csaszar, which turned out to be the game winning goal due to the strong play of Toth in the final period of play. The game ended on a sour note with the Hitmen instigating a number of fights that led to 167 penalty minutes for the Hitmen and 70 for the Hungarians.  


Game # 37 - Max Bell 1


Calgary Buffaloes - 0                     Vancouver Northeast Chiefs - 2 

A close first period saw the Calgary Buffaloes outshoot the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs 9-7, but find themselves down by one thanks to a Chiefs shorthanded goal by Jessie Young 2:34 into the first period. A strong second period had the Buffaloes dominate in the shots department, with 27-15 lead through two periods, but they were unable to get anything past Chiefs goaltender Kolby Matthews. The Buffaloes pressure continued into the third, but Matthews stood tall making a total of 40 saves, registering the second shutout in a row for the Chiefs, and earning player of the game honors for his team. An empty net goal by Haydn Delorme with 47 seconds left solidified the win for the Chiefs.


Game # 38 - Father David Bauer


Prince Albert Mintos - 3                 Calgary Flames - 3

A strong start by the Calgary Flames had them ahead 3-0 over the Prince Albert Mintos after the first period of play. Goals by Eric Martin, Benjamin Sanderson, and Daniel Rybarik had the Flames up comfortably after 20 minutes. The Mintos came back with two goals, 25 seconds apart, late in the second period by Tanner Robin and Logan Barlage to get the Mintos back within striking distance. Ty Mosimann completed the comeback with 6:01 left in the third period, and the two teams drew even from that point on, ending the game in a 3-3 draw.


Game # 39 - Max Bell 1


Notre Dame Hounds - 6                 Calgary Northstars - 4 

A high scoring first period between the Notre Dame Hounds and Calgary Northstars had the two teams tied at two after 20 minutes. The Hounds started the scoring with a shorthanded goal by Anthony Neuenschwander 1:45 into the game, but the Northstars fought back with a power play goal by Tyler Lowe, tying the game up at 1 with 5:30 left in the period. The Hounds regained the lead shortly after on a goal by Lee Justin, only to be matched 51 seconds later by Northstars’ Logan Heimann. The offense continued into the second period with a goal by Johnathan Hader 1:38 into the period, giving the Northstars their first lead of the game. The Hounds would again tie the game up on Lee Justin’s second goal of the game, a power play marker 13:50 into the middle frame. The third period saw the Hounds take the lead on a goal by Nolan Renwick at 9:18, and quickly add to that lead 1:18 later thanks to Brad Morrissey. The Hounds held on to that lead on their way to a 6-4 win in a game that saw the two teams almost even in shots, with the Hounds holding a 37-36 edge.  


Game # 40 - Father David Bauer


Okanagan Rockets - 3                   Austrian National U18 - 3

The Okanagan Rockets erased two separate leads from the Austrian National U18 team, and the two teams battled to a 3-3 draw. Goals from Jakob Mitsch of the Austrians and Garret Watson of the Rockets had the two teams tied after the first period of play. The Austrians jumped ahead by two goals in the second period with power play contributions from David Maier and Niklas Warschl to take a 3-1 lead into the third period. The Rockets fought back in the third period with an early power play goal by Jeffrey Karpowich, and a game tying goal by Coleton Bilodeau with 10:39 left in the final frame.    


Game # F15 - Max Bell 2


Melville Prairie Fire - 2                               Westman Wildcats - 2

 An evenly matched game between the Melville Prairie Fire and Westman Wildcats ended in a 2-2 draw, with the Prairie Fire scoring twice in the third period to erase a two goal deficit.  The Wildcats opened the scoring in the first period on a goal by Shaelyn Vallotton, and tacked on another 21 seconds into the second period thanks to Alisha O’Hara. The Prairie Fire comeback was led by Sami Jo Henry and Megan Leblanc, who both tallied a goal and an assist. Both goalies were forced to make numerous saves to keep their teams in the game, with Kaitlyn Slator of the Wildcats making 37 saves and Ashlyn Taillon of the Prairie Fire making 31 saves of her own. Both teams had late power play opportunities, with the Prairie Fire forced to fight off a late 5 on 3 penalty kill at the end of the game to preserve the tie. 


Game # F16 - Max Bell 2


San Jose Jr. Sharks - 0                              Calgary Fire - 7

The Calgary Fire pushed past the San Jose Jr. Sharks 7-0 with contributions from 11 different players, led with two goals by Kate Lewis and three assists by Kennedy Moore. The Fire put 36 shots on Jr. Sharks goalie Angela Hawthorne and added 6 more shots on Jenna Patrian, who came on in relief mid-way through the third period. The Fire’s complete team effort limited the Jr. Sharks to only 12 shots, all of which were handled by goaltender Caroline Gosling for the shutout, keeping the Fire’s impressive goals against to only two after the first three games of the tournament.


December 29, 2016 afternoon game summaries

Game #33 - Max Bell Arena

Belarus National U17 - 5                              Regina Pat Canadians - 0

After a slow start, the Belarus National U17 team was able to take control in the third period in their 5 - 0 victory over the Regina Pat Canadians. Both teams struggled finding the back of the net in the first and second periods, but Pavel Azhgirei of Belarus was able to start the scoring off with a power play goal in the third. Vladislav Mikhalchuk of Belarus scored the teams second goal only 2 minutes later, then scored a short handed goal with 8:41 remaining. Regina pulled their goalie Dean McNabb in an effort to tie up the game but Dmitiri Savritski and Alexander Akhramovich of Belarus would close out the game with two empty net goals giving their team a 5 goal lead.


Game #34 - FDB 

Caribou Cougars - 8                       New York Jr. Islanders - 3

A hard fought game by the Caribou Cougars let them prevail over the New York Jr. Islanders in an 8 - 3 win on Thursday. Michael Sacco came out strong for the Islanders scoring only 28 seconds into the first period, but a penalty would allow Trey Thomas of the Cougars to score a power play goal tying the game. The Cougars momentum picked up, and Myles Mattila, Hunter Floris, Daine Dubois and Darian Long would score the Cougars next 5 unanswered goals. Devin Heffernan of the Islanders was able to get his team back on track with a power play goal late in the second period, but again the Cougars would respond and Darian Long would get his second goal with 4:22 left to play in the period. New York took a penalty late in the second, which would lead to the penalty shot for the Cougars, and Darian Long was able to capitalize and score his 3rd of the game. Jack Goodman of New York scored his team’s third goal only 6 seconds into the third period, and Myles Mattila of the Cougars would close out the game scoring his second goal and giving his team a 5 goal lead


Game #36 - Father David Bauer

Foothills CFR Chemical Bisons - 3                              Greater Vancouver Canadians - 2

A close game between the Foothills CFR Chemical Bisons and the Greater Vancouver Canadians ended in a 3 - 2 victory for the Chemical Bisons. After a slow start, Zach Huber scored the first goal of the game with 17:17 remaining in the second period. Scott Atkinson of Greater Vancouver tied the game up 1 - 1 with 4:10 remaining in the second, but Tarun Fizer of Foothills responded by scoring with 2:17 remaining in the second. Sasha Mutala tied things up once again, finding the back of the net for the Canadians with 13:28 remaining. Cole Clayton of the Chemical Bisons scored the game winning goal and closed out the game with a 1 goal lead for the Chemical Bisons.


Game #F13 - Max Bell 2

Fraser Valley Rush - 0                                                                      Saskatoon Stars - 2 

It only took one goal to get the game winner between the Fraser Valley Rush and Saskatoon Stars Thursday morning. Saskatoon’s Kianna Dietz found the back of the net 6:53 into the first. After a dry second period, the Stars’ Willow Slobodzian added another with 11:17 to go. Overall, the Rush’s Jenna Ehling faced 40 shots, letting only the two through; meanwhile the Stars’ Arden Kliewer knocked away only 5.


Game #F14 - Max Bell 2

Vancouver Island Seals - 4                                                              Kootenay Wild - 2

The Vancouver Island Seals managed to double up on the Kootenay Wild 4-2 Thursday afternoon at Max Bell. All of the action started in the second period; the Wilds Kelsey Patterson opening the scoring at 4:42 on the power play, which would be the only penalty that Vancouver Island would take. By the end of the second, the game would be tied at 2’s. The Seals would then score the game-winning goal 2 minutes in, thanks to Megan Bouveur. Vancouver Islands Yannick Truter would bring the final score to it’s 4-2 final.


December 29, 2016 morning game summaries
Game #31 - Max Bell
Saskatoon Contacts - 7                                                 Sherwood Park J Ennis Kings - 2
More shots did not equal more goals for the Sherwood Park J Ennis Kings, as they fall to the Saskatoon Contact 7-2 Thursday at Max Bell Arena. The Kings would open up the scoring 4:18 into the first thanks to Carter Chorney.  But the Contacts’ Brody Vogel would even up the score with 2:14 left in the period. Saskatoon would then power through the second with 2 goals from Eric McNeilly, Brodie Girod, and a power play goal from Jonah Bumphrey to give the Contacts a 5-1 lead. A penalty wouldn’t stop Saskatoon’s momentum - a short-handed goal by Quinton Ong would hit the back of the net 5:14 into the third. One more power play goal from each team would bring the match to its final 7-2 resting score.
Game #32
Red Deer Optimist Chiefs - 6                                        Alaska Oilers - 3
A third period goal by Ryan McBeath of the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs ended the Alaska Oilers bid to finish Mac’s Tournament with at least one victory.  The Oilers attempted to keep it close with the score heading into the third tied at 3, but after McBeath’s individual effort and Jackson Zimmermann’s second goal of the game, victory was all but out of reach.  The Chiefs, who are now 2-1-0 in the tournament, will get themselves set to play the Greater Vancouver Canadians and aim to secure a spot in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
December 28, 2016 evening game summaries
Game # 26 - Father David Bauer
Greater Vancouver Canadians - 6            Alaska Oilers - 2
The Greater Vancouver Canadians took an early lead with a goal by Danny Pearson only 12 seconds into the game. The first of two goals by Pearson gave the Canadians a lead they would not relinquish on their way to a 6-2 win over the Alaska Oilers. Sasha Mutala of the Canadians added three points of his own to seal the win for the Canadians, and bring his point total to 7 in what has been a strong start for Mutala and the Canadians. For the Oilers, Zachary Plucinski netted both goals but his offensive efforts were not enough to get the Oilers back into the game.
Game # 27 - Max Bell 1
Regina Pat Canadians - 4                       Calgary Buffaloes - 5
In a back and forth game, the Regina Pat Canadians came back from 3 separate deficits and eventually tied the game 4-4 on a blast from the point by Harrison Blaisdell, his second goal of the game. However, the Calgary Buffaloes came through at the end with a goal by Maximus Giangulano to take the lead with only 2:15 remaining. The Buffaloes were led by Paycen Bjorklund who netted the first two of the Buffaloes five goals. An exciting affair saw Buffaloes goalie Logan Dyck make 31 saves, with several clutch saves late in the game to preserve the win with the Pat Canadians goalie pulled for an extra skater.
Game # 28 - Father David Bauer
Arizona Bobcats - 0                        Vancouver Northeast Chiefs - 7
Led by Ethan Leyh’s goal and four assists, the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs defeated the Arizona Bobcats 7-0, largely due to the strong play of the Chiefs special teams. The Chiefs capitalized on three of nine power plays, added a shorthanded goal, and netted a penalty shot, taken by Sho Takai. The first goal came only 25 seconds into the game, and the Chiefs never looked back with three goals in each the second and third period. Chiefs goalie Jonathan Holloway turned in a solid performance, earning the shutout while both Bobcat goalies saw the ice, with Blake Bjella leading the way with 50 minutes of ice time, and Cameron Sniffin coming on in relief with 10 minutes left in the third period.
Game # 29 - Max Bell 1
Austrian National U18 - 3              Calgary Royals- 7
A seesaw battle through two periods between the Austrian National U18 team and the Calgary Royals saw the Royals take over late and cruise to a 7-3 victory. The first period saw an early goal by Austrian Jakob Mitsch, that was met later in the first period by Luke Henry of the Royals. A buzzer beater by Benedikt Wohlfahrt put Austria up 2-1 with the clock reading zero to end the first period. Early pressure in the second period led to a tying goal by the Royals’ Louis Jamernik, but the Austrians regained the lead thanks to Niklas Warschl at 6:40 of the second period, putting the Austrians back on top 3-2. From there, the Royals took over with five unanswered goals in the third period, and put the game away with all five goals coming from different players. All together, the Royals had contributions from 14 different players, in front of a solid effort by goaltender Callum Humble.   
Game # 30 - Father David Bauer
Calgary Flames - 2             Leduc Motors Oil Kings - 6
The Calgary Flames and Leduc Motors Oil Kings played a close game, until the Oil Kings broke a 2-2 tie with 10 seconds to go the second period on a goal by Conrad Phillips. The Oil Kings added three more goals in the third period to put the game out of reach for the Flames. 11 Oil Kings found themselves on the score sheet with 6 players tallying two points each. Evan Patrician and Logan Shaw scored for the Flames, keeping the Flames in the game until late in the second period.
Game # F11 - Max Bell 2
Kootenay Wild - 0                           Melville Prairie Fire - 3
A strong first period by the Melville Prairie Fire saw them put 18 shots on net, none of which could beat Kootenay Wild goalie Kaitlyn Daly, who made 41 saves overall. However, the Prairie Fire broke through a minute into the second period with a goal by Megan Leblanc, her first of two goals on the night. An eventual 3-0 win saw the Prairie Fire’s Sami Jo Henry register assists on all three goals, while Taylor Nagy turned away all 17 shots she face to record the shutout.
Game # F12 - Max Bell 2
Westman Wildcats - 1                                Rocky Mountain Raiders - 5
The Rocky Mountain Raiders defeated the Westman Wildcats with a relentless effort and strong special teams performance. The Raiders had 48 total shots, met by only 15 from the Wildcats, and scored 4 of 5 goals on the power play. Nicole Fry led the way for the Raiders with two goals and an assist, scoring the first two goals of the game, and assisting on the third. The Wildcats spoiled a shutout bid by Raiders goalie Kate Lloyd with a goal by Camryn Clyne with 49 seconds left in the game. 
December 28, 2016 afternoon game summaries
Game #23 - Max Bell 1
Calgary Northstars - 2                                SSAC Boston Pizza Athletics - 4
The SSAC BP Athletics managed to double up on the Calgary Northstars 4-2 Wednesday afternoon at Max Bell Arena. Calgary’s Michael Johnson opened the scoring 11:56 into the first on the game’s only power play goal. SSAC’s Jacob Franczak eventually evened the game at 1 a piece. Another even period, thanks to Calgary’s alternate captain Jarret Timmerman and Nishaylan Pillay from the Athletics, lead the game into the third tied at 2’s. And that’s when the Athletics took over; Liam Keeler scored the game winner 4:17 into the third, with Shawn Kemster adding the fourth just two minutes after.
Game #24 - Father David Bauer
Red Deer Optimist Chiefs - 3                       Moose Jaw Generals - 1
A close game between the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs and the Moose Jaw Generals ended in a 3 - 1 victory for Red Deer. Hayden Clayton started off the scoring for Red Deer with the only goal in the first period. Moose Jaw struggled with several penalties throughout the second period and Levi Glasman of Red Deer was able to capitalize and score a power play goal 5 minutes and 29 seconds into the period. Moose Jaw had more luck in the third with Jeremy Bisson scoring his team’s first goal with 10 minutes left to play. Graysen Cameron of Red Deer responded to Bisson’s goal 45 seconds later and giving his team a 2 goal cushion which they were able to hold onto for the remainder of the game.
Game #F10
San Jose Jr. Sharks - 1                      Saskatoon Stars - 7
A hard fought game by the Saskatoon Stars led to a 7 - 1 win over the San Jose Jr. Sharks.  Saskatoon came out strong with Joelle Fiala scoring the team’s first goal 4 minutes and 38 seconds into the first period. Dana Wood was able to capitalize with a power play goal after San Jose took a penalty late in the first period. Evelyne Blais-Savoie of San Jose started the second off by scoring her team’s first goal only 35 seconds into the period. Saskatoon came on the offensive in response to Blais-Savoie’s goal with Mackenna Parker and Kaitlin Jockims both scoring even strength goals. A penalty to Saskatoon late in the second was not slowing them down, and Anna Leschyshyn was able to score a short handed goal with 6:54 left in the period.  Saskatoon’s dominance remained throughout the third period and Grace Shirley and Kaitlin Jockims ended the game with two goals giving Saskatoon a 6 goal lead.
Game #25 - Max Bell
Okanagan Rockets - 2                                                               Saskatoon Contacts - 5
Brody Vogel scored the game winner on the power play, as the Saskatoon Contacts took down the Okanagan Rockets at the Max Bell Arena Wednesday afternoon. Alternate captain Quinton Ong found the back of the net first for the Contacts 7:41 into the first period, which was answered by the Rockets’ Rayman Bassi 19 seconds later. The second periods lone goal would come from the stick of the Rockets’ Max Kryski just 53 seconds in. Connor Zary scored twice for Saskatoon; with 1:18 left in the first period, and again near the halfway mark of the third. In an attempt to come back, Okanagan called a time out with 1:27 left in the game. Ten seconds after play resumed; Saskatoon’s Eric McNeilly would bring the match to its final 5-2 score.
December 28, 2016 morning game summaries
Game #21 - Max Bell 1
New York Jr. Islanders - 3                                       Home: Notre Dame Hounds - 8
The New York Jr. Islanders took an early lead, but would eventually fall to the Hounds in an 8-3 battle at Max Bell Arena on Wednesday. Notre Dame's Thomas Casey would put the team on the board 2:55 into the first, which would be followed shortly after at 4:02 by Michael Sacco of the Jr. Islanders. A power play goal by Matthew Amante would give New York a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period. A dry second for the Jr. Islanders would give the Hounds their chance to take the lead away, thanks to 2 goals within 34 seconds of each other. Penalties would be New York's downfall, with Notre Dame scoring three more unanswered goals thanks to Eamon Milligan, Justin Lee, and Kane Altwasser. New York's Matthew Minerva would answer the Hounds' eighth goal from Curtis Wiebe, with only three seconds left until the final buzzer.
Game #22 - Father David Bauer
Visitor: New Jersey Hitmen - 1                               Home: Print Albert Mintos - 5
Even though the New Jersey Hitmen outshot the Mintos, Prince Albert's shots were more precise as they made their way to a 5-1 win at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena on Wednesday. Ty Mosimann would open the scoring, giving the Mintos a 1-0 lead 7:05 into the first. Kyrell Sopotyk would add another for Prince Alberta, on the power play, with 3:04 left in the opening period. New Jersey's lone goal would come from Kevin Paganini on the power play within the first 5 minutes of the second. Logan Barlage answered back at the 15-minute mark to bring the Mintos up 3-1. Sopotyk would get his second goal of the game in the third period, followed by Braden Schneider to aid in Prince Albert’s victory.
Game #F9 - Max Bell 2
Northern Capitals - 5                                    Fraser Valley Rush - 0
The Northern Capital’s dominated their game against the Fraser Valley Rush winning 5 - 0. Cailey Mellott scored 4 minutes into the first period, which was the start of the Northern Capitals scoring run. Camryn Scully was able the find the back of the net 7 minutes later, scoring single handily. Scoring started in the second period when Katie Young of the Capitals was able to score a power play goal, extending the Capitals lead by 3. Braxtyn Shawara of the Capitals closed out the second period scoring a goal and increasing their lead by 4. Coach Al Wozney of Fraser Valley decided on a goalie change to start the third giving Maia Busi a chance to help her team retake control of the game but it was too late. The Northern Capitals had a commanding lead which would only grow when Braxtyn Shawara scored her second goal with 5 minutes left in the game.

December 27, 2016 evening game summaries
Game 17 - Max Bell 1 

Prince Albert Mintos - 2                 Hungarian National U18 - 0
In a spirited affair, the Prince Albert Mintos came out strong with a 19-4 edge in shots and a 1-0 lead at the end of the first. Logan Barlage scored his first of two goals early in the first period, and would add to the Mintos’ lead with 14 seconds left in the second period with his second goal of the game. The Hungarians were able to make a substantial comeback in shots and scoring chances due to numerous power play opportunities in the second and third periods, but we’re stymied by the Mintos goalie Ty Morin, who turned away all 37 shots he faced for the team’s second consecutive shutout to start the tournament.  
Game 18 - Father David Bauer
SSAC Boston Pizza Athletics - 5             New York Jr. Islanders - 8
A high scoring game saw the New York Jr. Islanders top the SSAC Boston Pizza Athletics 8-5 with three goals in the third period. A high scoring second period saw both teams score four goals, leading to a 5-5 tie after two periods of play. A combined 21 skaters tallied at least one point, with Michael Sacco of the Jr. Islanders leading the way with a goal and three assists. Both Athletics goalies saw the ice with Lucas Leisen coming on in relief of Daniel Allin for the third period, while Jr. Islanders’ goalie Matt Stephan made 38 saves in a solid performance, turning away all 16 shots against in the third period to secure the win. 
Game 19 - Max Bell 1
Belarus National U17 - 4               Calgary Buffalos - 2
The Belarus National U17 team came out strong, generating an early lead with a goal by Vladislav Mikhalchuk at the 4:52 mark of the first period. A second period goal by Vasili Filyayev of Belarus increased their lead in what had been a dominating first period and a half for the Belarusians. Mid-way through two periods, the damage for the Buffalos could have been much worse if not for the exceptional goaltending of Taylor Gauthier, who kept them in game with 29 saves through two periods and 41 saves overall, many of which were on high quality scoring chances. In front of Gauthier’s strong performance, the Buffalos were able to march back with two goals late in the second period from Layne Sniher and Josh Dobberthien, knotting the game at two to start the third. An early third period goal from Sergei Sapego saw Belarus take a lead 3-2, a lead they would not relinquish on their way to a 4-2 win.   
Game 20 - Father David Bauer
Regina Pat Canadians - 3                        Arizona Bobcats - 2
A tight battle between the Regina Pat Canadians and the Arizona Bobcats saw the Canadians take a lead late in the game with a game winning goal from Lukas Sillinger. The Canadians opened the scoring early in the game with a goal from Carson Denomie 1:28 into the game, and added a second tally with 13:11 left in the first from Randen Schmidt. The Bobcats tied it up with a goal from Tito Moreno early into the third period before finally succumbing to the pressure put on by the Canadians throughout the third period. 
Game F8 - Max Bell 2
Rocky Mountain Raiders - 9        Vancouver Island Seals - 0
The Rocky Mountain Raiders put on a dominant showing at Max Bell Arena this evening, sending a seemingly endless volley of shots at the Vancouver Island Seals goaltenders on the way to a 9-0 victory.  The Raiders’ Mary McDonald opened up the scoring on the penalty kill early in the first period, potting the first goal of her eventual hat trick.  Rocky Mountain would end up scoring three goals in each frame, including two-goal games from Nicole Fry and Breanne Trotter.  Vancouver Island’s Amy Hassel and Jaydlin Spooner shared duties in net as they turned aside 56 shots over 60 minutes in a losing effort.  Stephanie Gross of the Raiders was unbeatable on the evening, stopping 19 shots for the shutout.

December 27, 2016 afternoon game summaries
Game 13 - Max Bell 1
New Jersey Hitmen - 0            Leduc Motor Oil Kings - 6
The Leduc Motor Oil Kings put on a dominant show this afternoon, blanking the New Jersey Hitmen 6-0 at Max Bell Arena.  Jakin Smallwood of the Oil Kings opened up the scoring just 42 seconds into the game on a 5-on-3 powerplay.  Leduc’s Dillion Hamaliuk and Tyler Schendel would tally two more near the end of the period, to give their team a 3-0 lead after one.  Smallwood would add another midway through the second, on his way to an eventual hat trick on a four point night for him.  Late in the second frame, Conrad Phillips would add a shorthanded breakaway goal for the Oil Kings, on their way to an eventual 6-0 win.  Easton Hesse picked up the shutout for Leduc, turning away all shots he faced. 
Game 14 - Father David Bauer
Sherwood Park J Ennis Kings - 3        Austrian National U18 - 2
The Sherwood Park J Ennis Kings outlasted the Austrian National U18 team 3-2 in back and forth action at Father David Bauer this afternoon.  The Kings’ Nathan Carl opened up the scoring late in the first, but the National’s Elias Wallenta would answer back with a powerplay marker of his own two minutes later to go into the first intermission knotted up at one.  A goal from Sherwood Park’s Reid Young midway through the second from Carl and Daine Milgate would put the Kings up 2-1 heading into the third frame.  A quick goal from Austria’s Jakob Mitsch would tie it early in the third, but it would be shortlived, as Sherwood Park’s Graham Blanebette would score the game winner on the powerplay a couple minutes later.  The Kings’ Ethan Kruger and Austria’s Alexander Schmidt both played well between the pipes, facing a combined 62 shots.
Game F6 - Max Bell 2
Saskatoon Stars - 8        Northern Capitals - 1
The Saskatoon Stars overpowered the Northern Capitals at Max Bell Arena this afternoon, cruising to an 8-1 victory.  The Stars spread the scoring around, with the eight goals coming from eight different players, including the first goal of the game from Anna Leschyshyn shortly into the second period.  The eventual game winner came from Saskatoon Captain Willow Slobodzian on the penalty kill midway through the second.  Jordan Shanks had the lone goal for the Capitals on the powerplay at the halfway mark of the third, to reduce the Stars’ lead to 4-1, before Saskatoon turned up the pressure late with four unanswered goals.  Northern’s Nicole Kay turned away 31 shots on the night, but the Stars proved to be too much
Game  15 - Max Bell 1
Alaska Oilers - 1        Foothills CFR Chemical Bisons - 4
The Foothills CFR Chemical Bisons shrugged off an early deficit to beat the Alaska Oilers at Max Bell Arena this afternoon.  Assistant Captain Joshua Linn opened up the scoring for the Oilers 1:50 into the first frame, off a pass from teammate Sutton McDonald.  The lone lead for Alaska would prove to last for only 14 seconds, as Bisons’ Assistant Captain Tyson Scott would even it up with some helpers coming from Boaz Bassen and fellow AC Kaden Hanas.  The tie would extend until the middle of the second period when Bassen would add a game winning tally of his own on the powerplay, followed quickly by teammate Zach Huber just over a minute later.  CFR’s Captain Brett Trentham added some insurance early in the final frame on the penalty kill, cementing the win for the Bisons.  Jack Walters worked hard between the pipes for the Oilers stopping 47 shots, including 21 saves in the third period alone.
Game 16 - Father David Bauer
Cariboo Cougars - 3        Notre Dame Hounds - 2 
 In an evenly matched game, the Cariboo Cougars edge the Notre Dame Hounds 3 - 2 due in large part to a two goal performance by Hunter Floris, his second consecutive two goal outing. Tied 1-1 after two periods, the Hounds took a lead early in the third period with a power play goal by Joel Neuenschwan. The Cougars fought back with the first of Floris’ goals at the 15:59 mark, and with five seconds left in the game, Floris’ potted his second goal on a late power play to take a 3 - 2 lead and give the Cougars their second win, and a spot on top of their pool.
Game F7 - Max Bell 2
Calgary Fire - 6                                Fraser Valley Rush - 1
The Calgary Fire cruised past the Fraser Valley Rush 6-1 in a game that saw the Fire outshoot the Rush 52 - 21. In a complete team game, the Fire had contributions from 12 different players with MacKenzie Lausberg leading the way with 3 points. A strong power play pushed the Fire ahead early in the game with a goal with at 3:17 in the first period, and tacked on an additional goal in both the second and third period. The Rush’s only contribution on the scoreboard came from Taylor Rodin at 5:43 of the second period. A late game goalie change for the Rush saw Jenna Ehling take over for Rosetta Maggio who faced all 52 shots against.
December 27, 2016 morning game summaries
Game 11 - Max Bell 1
Moose Jaw Generals - 2                      Greater Vancouver Canadians - 6
The Greater Vancouver Canadians opened their tournament with a convincing 6-2 victory over the Moose Jaw Generals.  Vancouver opened the scoring 16 seconds into the game when Sasha Mutala put one past Moose Jaw starting goaltender, Matt Lenz.  The Generals responded quickly with a goal by Dylan Jones, at the 5-minute mark, after Canadians goalie Lukas Shaw left his net to play the puck.  After that, Vancouver regained control with 4 unanswered goals;  Henry Rybinski and Danny Pearson tallied in the first period before Scott Atkinson and Sam Pouliot added goals in the second.  Dylan Jones would add another goal for Moose Jaw in the second half of the period to pull the score to 5-2.  However, the Canadians would score again a few minutes later when Sasha Mutala notched his second of the game.  The teams played a scoreless third period before Dylan Jones and Sasha Mutala took home the award as their respective teams’ first stars.
Game 12 - Father David Bauer
Calgary Royals - 4                            Okanagan Rockets- 2
 The Calgary Royals improved to 2-0-0 after upending the Okanagan Rockets, 4-2. After the Royals carried the play for the majority of the first period, the Rockets opened the scoring after a floater eluded a screened Samuel Burford. The Royals would respond on the powerplay when Luke Henry would lift a nifty backhand over a sprawled out Rockets goalie, Cole Demers. They would take the lead soon after, as Sam Atkinson would blast one home from the point, also on the powerplay. The Royals would add some insurance in the third, when Alec Macleod walked right in front and put one past Demers’ short side. The goal would go on to be the game winner. It would prove useful, as the Rockets would pull within one after Jeffery Kurpovich banged home a rebound right on the doorstep. The Royals would put the game away soon after, though, again on the powerplay when Tanner Klassen ripped one blocker side on Demers. The Royals would skate to the 4-2 win.
Game F5 - Max Bell 2
Kootenay Wild - 0                          Westman Wildcats - 4
The Westman Wildcats controlled most of the play in a 4-0 victory over the Kootenay Wild at Max Bell Arena on Tuesday morning.  Andrea Sanderson of the Wildcats opened up the scoring with the eventual game winner midway through the second frame, with an assist from Camryn Clyne.  Westman’s Tori Williams added some insurance with two goals in the second and third periods, before teammate Shaelyn Vallotton put a cap on the scoring with a powerplay goal from Sanderson and Williams.  Kaitlyn Slator pulled off the shutout, turning away 8 shots for the Wildcats, while Emily Paddock of the Wild stopped 17 of the 21 shots faced.
December 26, 2016 evening game summaries
Game 7 - Max Bell 1
Calgary Northstars - 3               Cariboo Cougars - 7
In an intense game that saw a lot of back-and-forth action, the Cariboo Cougars capitalized on three unanswered third period goals to outlast the Calgary Northstars 7-3 at Max Bell this afternoon.  Cariboo opened the scoring midway through the first on a goal by Mason Richey, which Brayden Tracey of the Northstars answered back a minute later.  Two quick goals from the Cougars’ Brennan Malgunas and Daine Dubois in the next two minutes would give Cariboo a lead they would keep for the rest of the game.  The Cougars took a 3-2 lead late into the second before Hunter Floris would score the eventual game winner on his first of two goals in the game.  Ty Rolle added two late insurance goals in the dying minutes of the game for a 7-3 Cariboo victory.
Game F4 - Max Bell 2
Fraser Valley Rush - 2                    San Jose Jr Sharks - 4
San Jose Jr Sharks overcame an early two goal deficit by netting four unanswered to beat the Fraser Valley Rush 4-2.  Michelle Guo of the Rush netted the first goal of the game in the opening frame, with teammate Cassidy Wait scoring a couple of minutes later, giving the Rush a 2-0 lead heading into the second.  From here it would be all Sharks, as San Jose’s Evelyne Blais-Savoie would score the first two of her three goals of the game, before setting up linemate Marissa Trevino for the eventual game winner late in the second frame.  Blais-Savoie would add an empty net goal late in the third period to polish off the hat trick on a four point night.
Game 8 - Father David Bauer
Alaska Oilers - 2                               Moose Jaw Generals - 3
The Moose Jaw Generals built a three goal lead and held off some heavy third period pressure from the Alaska Oilers for a 3-2 win at Father David Bauer Arena this afternoon.  Jeremy Bisson of the Generals led off the scoring with an unassisted goal late in the first period.  Tallies by Moose Jaws’ Reece Newkirk and Dylan Jones in the second would put the Generals up 3-0 heading into the final frame.  Alaska took 27 shots in the third period, resulting in goals for Joshua Linn and Riley Sloane, but it wasn’t enough to complete the comeback. 
Game 9 - Flames Community Arena
Calgary Royals - 4                            Sherwood Park J Ennis Kings - 2
The Calgary Royals used four late period goals to top the Sherwood Park J Ennis Kings 4-2 at Flames Community Arena.  Ethan Browne led off the scoring with his first of two markers for the Kings early in the first period, with Louis Jamernik of the Royals knotting it up at one in the final minute of the frame.  Calgary would build up a two goal lead in the second, on goals from Milan Wim Juressen and Sam Atkinson with what would turn out to be the game-winner.  The Kings pulled their goalie in an attempt to tie the game late in the third, but Zane Kindrachuk would add an empty-net goal with 16 seconds left to close the door.
Game 10 - Max Bell 1
Hungarian National U18 - 8                         Calgary Flames - 5
In a hard fought battle in the Feature Game at Max Bell Arena on Monday night, the Hungarian National U18 team held off a late rush from the Calgary Flames to post an 8-5 win.  Hungary’s Loczi Arpad opened up the scoring just over a minute and a half into the first period, which would be the only goal allowed until Daniel Rybarik of the Flames tied it up with just over two minutes left in the frame.  Hungary would pull away in the second off goals from Patrik Kemeny, Andor Peter, Florian Sandor, and Mate Seregely, with Calgary’s Hunter Nelson and Noah Walters answering back, to leave it 5-3 for Hungary after the second.  Two more quick goals from Hungary would chase Flames’starter Benjamin Howard from the net, including the eventual game winner from Bruno Kreisz.  Calgary would score two more in the dying minutes of the third, but it wouldn’t be enough, as Hungary iced the game with an empty net goal.
December 26, 2016 afternoon game summaries
Game 3 - Flames Community Arenas
Austrian Nationals U18 - 5          Saskatoon Contacts - 2
The Austrian Nationals used three quick goals early in the second period to hand the Saskatoon Contacts a 5-2 loss to start off the tournament at Flames Community Arenas.  Elias Wallenta opened the scoring with two goals at the start of the second period, the second coming just before the five minute mark on the power play. Rene Trothan would then pot the eventual game winner only 24 seconds later. Saskatoon would go on to score two goals before the end of the second, from Assistant Captains Chance Adrian and Brody Vogel, but it wouldn’t be enough as Assistant Captain Julian Pusnik of the Austrian Nationals would put it away with two more goals in the third.
Game F2 - Flames Community Arenas
Vancouver Island Seal - 3                   Melville Prairie Fire - 2
The Vancouver Island Seals held on for a 3-2 victory over the Melville Prairie Fire, despite being outshot 34-22.  Melville Captain Georgia Kotylak opened up the scoring in the dying seconds of the first period, but three goals in the second from Vancouver Island would prove too much for the Prairie Fire.  The Seals’ Eva Debaie gave Vancouver the lead with two goals in the second frame, before Megan Bouveur netted the eventual game winner on the power play.  Melville’s Hannah Pennell would pull the Prairie Fire back within one midway through the final frame, but it wouldn’t be enough.  
Game 4 - Max Bell 1
Notre Dame Hounds -   5                     SSAC Boston Pizza Athletics - 2
In the second game at Max Bell on opening day, the Notre Dame Hounds took home a 5-2 W over the SSAC BP Athletics. The Hounds would open the scoring on the powerplay when Lee Justin blasted one home from the point on a pass from Brad Morrissey. The Athletics would storm back to tie the game on a goal from Kristopher Bladen, and then took the lead late in the first on a goal from Nicholas Estephan. The Athletics would hold that lead the entire second period going to the second intermission up 2-1. Shots were 15-8 for the Hounds after 40 minutes of play. The Hounds would come out guns a blazin’ in the third, and completely take over the game. They would double their shot total from the first two periods and pepper Athletics goalie Lucas Leisen with 15 in the final frame. First, Curtis Wiebe would tie the game for the Hounds just 2.5 minutes into the third, and then Luke Mylymok would score the eventual game winner 3:33 later. The Hounds went on to add two insurance markers and take the contest, 5-2. 
Game 5 - Father David Bauer Arena
Foothills CFR Chemical Bisons -  5              Red Deer Optimist Chiefs- 2
The AMHL powerhouse CFR Chemical Bisons showed off their might in their Mac’s tournament opener, taking down the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs by a score of 5-2. Just over two minutes into the game, the Bisons jumped out to the early lead, when Zach Huber beat Chiefs goalie Justin Travis. They would add another in the first on a Peyton Krebs tally. Shots after the first sat at an even 6-6. he combatants would play an even second period, swapping even strength goals. Liam Belcourt would score for the Bisons, which ended up being the GWG. Dylan Scheunert would break the goose egg for the Chiefs, finally solving Ben Laidlaw. The Chiefs were down 3-1 on the scoreboard, but up on shots, 18-16. The first half of the third went without any scoring, but the Bisons would put the game on ice late in the third, scoring two goals to go up 5-1. Graysen Cameron would bury one more for the Chiefs, but that would be all she wrote, and the game ended at 5-2 for the Bisons. Shots ended at 33-28 for the Chiefs. The Chiefs play next on Wednesday at 11:45 AM at Father David Bauer against the Moose Jaw Generals. 
Game 6 - Flames Community Arenas
Leduc Motor Oil Kings -  0                                         Prince Albert Mintos -  3
 The Prince Albert Mintos played a perfect game to open their tournament, blanking the Leduc Motors Oil Kings by a score of 3-0. After an uneventful first period, the Minto opened the scoring just under two minutes into the second period, when Logan Barlage buried a powerplay goal. The second would end with the Mintos up 1-0. The shots were even at 17 apiece. A similar story in the third as the Mintos would double their lead when Austin Lamotte beat Nathan Reay of the Oil Kings halfway through the frame. They would add an empty netter to make it a 3-0 final and preserve the shut out for Cale Elder. The shots were 30-24 in favour of the Oil Kings. 
Game F3 - Max Bell 2
Calgary Fire - 3                 Northern Capitals - 1
In a close game at Max Bell 2, the Calgary Fire held on to defeat the Northern Capitals 3-1.  The Fire’s Mary Hirsch opened the scoring just over four minutes into the game, for what would be the only goal of the first period.  The Capital’s Jordan Shanks would answer back to start off the second period, but it wouldn’t be enough.  Calgary’s Kendi Lundell would score the go ahead in the final minutes of frame two, before Mackenzie Lausberg netted an insurance goal for the Fire midway through the third.  The goalies for both teams played well, facing a combined 58 shots in the game.
December 26, 2016 morning game summaries
Game 1 - Max Bell 1
Calgary Buffaloes-   10     Arizona Bobcats - 1
Calgary Buffaloes scored four goals in the second period and added five more in the third to defeat the Arizona Bobcats 10-1 in the Macs’ Tournament opener for both teams.  Buffaloes, second place in their
division in the Alberta AAA Midget League, outshot Arizona 45-9.  The Buffaloes were led by a Zach Ashton hat trick. Paycen Bjorklund had a pair while Jaxon Steele, Nolan Steer, Josh Dobberthein, Zach Anderson and Tyler Witzke counted singles for Calgary.  Ashton added an assist in the third period for a four-point game.  Jaren Turnquist chipped with three assists.  Buffaloes score a pair of shorthanded goals and added two power play markers. Goaltender Logan Dyck’s bid for a shutout was
spoiled at 7.09 of the third period. Arizona’s Jonas Edwards slid a shot in from close range for the Bobcats lone goal. Arizona deployed both goaltenders, starting Blake Bjelia, who gave way to Cameron Sniffin in the third period.
Game F1 - Max Bell 2
Rocky Mountain Raiders -   5      Kootenay Wild- 1
Kara Kondrat scored three third period goals to lead the Rocky Mountain Raiders to a 5-1 win over the Kootenay Wild.  The first two of the goals came 77 seconds apart to boost the Raiders’ lead to 4-1.  Her final goal came at 12.45 of the third.  Isabella Pozzi opened the scoring with a power play goal at 8.24 of the first period and Nicole Fry added another marker late in the session.  Kootenay’s lone goal came at 1.20 of the second on a tally by Emma Wheeldon.  Rocky Mountain dominated in shots on goal, firing 39 shots at the Kootenay goal.  Kootenay countered with seven shots.  The game was the opener for both teams.
Game 2 - Father David Bauer Arena
Vancouver Northeast Chiefs -  3     Belarus National U17 - 5
The Belarus National U17 team opened up their Mac’s Midget Tournament with a win Monday morning, knocking off the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs by a score of 5-3. Belarus only took six minutes to show their offensive talents, when Ilia Krylovich took a pass from Sergei Sapego and beat Chiefs keeper Kolby Matthews. They skated to the first intermission with a 2-1 lead. Penalties were the theme in the middle frame, with Belarus taking 6 PIM, and the Chiefs 8. Belarus’ Vladislav Mikhalchuk and the Chiefs’ Zack Dallazann swapped short handed tallies for their teams. Andrei Pavlenko would score the eventual game winner off of a pass from Vladislav Kolyachonok with just 4:43 left in the second. Belarus would take a 4-2 lead to the third, where again, penalties played a major role. The Chiefs finished the game with 31 PIM, including a 5 minute major and 10 minute game misconduct for a trip, assessed to Brett Didyk, who collected 17 PIM himself. The buzzer would sound on the game, with Belarus taking this one, 5-3. 


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