2011 World Sport School Challenge

Okanagan Hockey Academy 3 - Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy 4


CALGARY, Alta. – Matt Saharchuk scored the game-winning goal with 8:11 remaining, breaking open a 3-3 tie and helping Pursuit of Excellence claim fifth place at the 2011 World Sport School Challenge with a 4-3 victory over Okanagan Hockey Academy on Friday night.

Dylan Bowen scored twice and Josh Bowes added three assists for POE, which won bragging rights in an all-B.C. match-up.

Pursuit of Excellence came out flying in the opening 20 minutes, outshooting OHA 12-3 and taking a 2-0 lead on goals 2:16 apart – Spencer Hewson redirected a shot from the point to open the scoring before Bowen wired a slap shot top corner to double the lead.

Bowen made it a 3-0 game just 2:10 into the second period before OHA woke up and dominated the remainder of the middle frame, outshooting POE 16-4 and pulling even on goals from Riley Stadel, Dylan Gamble and Sebastian Barrette.

The third period was a defensive struggle, with scoring chances few and far between until Saharchuk pounced on a loose puck in the slot and snapped a shot past Chris Skeates to provide the final margin of victory.


Game Information
Game Number 13 Round Placement
Arena Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink B City, Country Calgary, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 12/30/2011 Time 01:30 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) 0 3 0 3
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy (POE) 2 1 1 4

First Period
   13:45 POE 18 Spencer Hewson (15 Matt Saharchuk, 9 Josh Bowes)
   16:01 POE 6 Dylan Bowen (9 Josh Bowes, 2 Brandon Schaber) PP

   15:09 OHA 21 Daylan Robertson (Boarding)

Second Period
   02:10 POE 6 Dylan Bowen (9 Josh Bowes, 11 Phil Cameron) PP
   10:27 OHA 15 Riley Stadel (3 Kendal Biro, 22 Graham Millar)
   14:19 OHA  Dylan Gamble 
   18:17 OHA 17 Sebastian Barrette (2 Joseph Hicketts, 15 Riley Stadel) PP

   01:34 OHA 23 Eden Dubchak (Hooking)
   08:24 POE 8 Chris Koukis (Tripping)
   11:15 POE 18 Spencer Hewson (High Sticking)
   15:59 POE 5 Jonah Boston (Interference)
   17:04 POE 12 Jake MacLachlan (Tripping)

Third Period
   11:49 POE 15 Matt Saharchuk (17 Dysin Mayo)

   01:26 OHA 22 Graham Millar (High Sticking)
   07:36 OHA  Jack Strommen (Checking to the Head)
   17:18 POE 10 Steven Alldridge (Hooking)
   18:34 OHA 19 Paulsen Lautard (Holding)

Okanagan Hockey Academy
1 Chris Skeates On 1/00:00 Off 3/60:00
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy
1 Payton Lee On 1/00:00 Off 3/60:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Okanagan Hockey Academy 3 16 5 24
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy 12 4 9 25

Player of the Game
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy 6 Dylan Bowen
Okanagan Hockey Academy 7 Jason Richter
For more information:
Kevin Bathurst Manager, School Programs | Responsable, programme pour les écoles