Friday saw the conclusion of the male hockey tournament at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
Saskatchewan 0 at Alberta 12
Alberta claimed bronze on home soil Friday afternoon with a 12-0 win over Saskatchewan.
Matthew Savoie had a hat trick and five points, Dylan Guenther (Edmonton, Alta./Edmonton Oil Kings) had a pair of goals and five points, and Craig Armstrong (Airdrie, Alta./Prince George Cougars) had a pair of goals and four points to lead the offensive charge.
Drew Sim (Tees, Alta./Vancouver Giants) stopped all 37 shots for the shutout, stopping 11 shots in the first, 16 in the second, and 10 in the third.
Owen MacNeil (Calgary, Alta./Spokane Chiefs), Olen Zellweger (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta./Everett Silvertips), Tyson Laventure (Lloydminster, Alta./Prince Albert Raiders), and Zack Stringer (Lethbridge, Alta./Lethbridge Hurricanes) each had a goal and an assist. Marc Lajoie (St. Albert, Alta./Tri-City Americans) added the other goal for his province in the rout.
Leading 1-0 after 20 minutes, Alberta erupted for eight goals in the second period.
Zack Ostapchuk (St. Albert, Alta./Vancouver Giants) contributed three assists and Brett Hyland (Edmonton, Alta./Brandon Wheat Kings) had a pair of helpers. Kai Uchacz (De Winton, Alta./Seattle Thunderbirds), Colton Dach (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta./Saskatoon Blades), Corson Ceulemans (Beaumont, Alta./Moose Jaw Warriors), Jayden Grubbe (Calgary, Alta./Red Deer Rebels), and Keagan Slaney (Airdrie, Alta./Edmonton Oil Kings) each had a single assist in the win.
Nova Scotia 5 at Manitoba 7
Dawson Pasternak (Winnipeg, Man./Portland Winterhawks) had a pair of goals and four points Friday as Manitoba claimed fifth place at the Canada Winter Games with a 7-5 win over Nova Scotia.
Conner Roulette (Winnipeg, Man./Seattle Thunderbirds) and Eric Alarie (Winnipeg, Man./Moose Jaw Warriors) contributed a goal and two assists each. Captain Carson Lambos (Winnipeg, Man./Kootenay ICE) had a goal and an assist.
Leading 2-1 after 20 minutes, Manitoba scored twice in the second and three times in the third.
Aidan Brook (Roblin, Man./Medicine Hat Tigers) and Hunter Wallace (Oak Lake, Man./Brandon Wheat Kings) also scored. Tayem Gislason (Winnipeg, Man./Prince Albert Raiders), Rory Neill (Winnipeg, Man./Calgary Hitmen), Roux Bazin (Treherne, Man./Victoria Royals), Cabrel LaBossière (Lorette, Man./Brandon Wheat Kings), and Conor Geekie each had a single assist in the win.
Jayden Catellier (St. Pierre, Man./Kamloops Blazers) stopped 24 shots for the win.
New Brunswick 2 at British Columbia 7
Finlay Williams (North Vancouver, B.C./Swift Current Broncos) had a pair of goals and four points Friday as British Columbia closed out their Canada Winter Games experience with a 7-2 win over New Brunswick to earn seventh place.
B.C. scored five goals in the second period after a scoreless first to take control of the game, adding two more in the third.
Thomas Milic (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle Thunderbirds) stopped 29 shots for the victory.
Matthew Seminoff (Coquitlam, B.C./Kamloops Blazers) had a pair of goals while Carson Latimer (Surrey, B.C./Edmonton Oil Kings) and Michael Abgrall (Richmond, B.C./Edmonton Oil Kings) contributed a goal and an assist each. Cage Newans (Qualicum Beach, B.C./Victoria Royals) also scored for B.C.
Tyson Galloway (Kamloops, B.C./Calgary Hitmen), Kobe Verbicky (Victoria, B.C./Edmonton Oil Kings), Logan Stankoven (Kamloops B.C./Kamloops Blazers), and Trevor Wong (Vancouver, B.C./Kelowna Rockets) each contributed a single assist in the win.
B.C.’s Logan Stankoven and Alberta’s Dylan Guenther finished tied for fifth in scoring for the tournament, leading all WHL prospects.
Stankoven recorded 13 points (6G-7A) while Guenther had 13 points (4G-9A) as well. Samuel Schofield (Yellowknife, NWT/Swift Current Broncos) had 12 points (6G-6A) while Dawson Pasternak had 10 points (4G-6A), tied with B.C.’s Trevor Wong, who had 10 points (3G-7A) himself in the short tournament.
6. Nova Scotia
7. British Columbia
8. New Brunswick
9. Prince Edward Island
11. Northwest Territory