2011 World Sport School Challenge

Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy 3 - Edge School for Athletes 1


CALGARY, Alta. – Jake MacLachlan scored the game-winning goal midway through the second period as Pursuit of Excellence earned its first win at the 2011 World Sport School Challenge, beating the Edge School 3-1 on Tuesday night.

David Alldridge and Josh Bowes finished with a goal and an assist each for POE, which rebounded from its one-sided 8-1 loss to Finland in Monday’s tournament opener.

The opening 20 minutes were tight checking and feisty, with the two teams combining for 22 penalty minutes, but no goals. The Edge School controlled the better part of the period, outshooting POE 12-6.

The intensity carried over into the second period, as Pursuit of Excellence took advantage of an early power play opportunity and took a 1-0 lead thanks to Alldridge. But the Edge School bounced right back just over seven minutes later, with Mitch Ferguson pulling the Mountaineers even on a power play of their own.

But the tie would last less than two minutes; MacLachlan restored the POE lead after 40 minutes.

The teams traded scoring chances and power plays in the third period, but Matt Mitchell and the POE defence kept the Edge School off the board long enough for Bowes to score a shorthanded insurance marker into an empty net with 64 seconds to go.

Pursuit of Excellence will look to make it back-to-back wins Wednesday when it faces Slovakia in the matinee (1:30 p.m. MT), while the Edge School takes its third crack at win No. 1 against Okanagan Hockey Academy (5 p.m. MT).


Game Information
Game Number 05 Round Round Robin
Arena Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink B City, Country Calgary, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 12/27/2011 Time 05:00 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy (POE) 0 2 1 3
Edge School for Athletes (EDG) 0 1 0 1

First Period

   04:28 POE 3 Riley Van Horne (Cross Checking)
   10:49 EDG 12 Cam Amantea (Cross Checking)
   13:26 POE 10 Steven Alldridge (Checking to the Head)
   16:20 POE 20 Ben Butcher (Game Misconduct)
   16:20 POE 20 Ben Butcher (Checking from Behind)
   19:06 EDG 21 Keifer Schaufler (Cross Checking)
   19:11 POE 9 Josh Bowes (Interference)

Second Period
   02:23 POE 10 Steven Alldridge (14 Philip Siutz, 19 Logan Mick) PP
   09:59 EDG 6 Mitch Ferguson (8 Jeremy McNeil, 20 Tyson Enzie) PP
   11:56 POE 12 Jake MacLachlan (10 Steven Alldridge, 9 Josh Bowes)

   00:54 EDG 16 Scott Salberg (Holding)
   03:36 EDG 7 John Gosbee (Interference)
   04:43 EDG 15 Brandon Hodge (Checking to the Head)
   09:25 POE 10 Steven Alldridge (Bench - Coach)
   13:40 POE 10 Steven Alldridge (Cross Checking)
   17:23 EDG 6 Mitch Ferguson (Slashing)
   17:23 POE 2 Brandon Schaber (Hooking)
   19:44 POE 7 Nick Kovacik (Interference)

Third Period
   18:56 POE 9 Josh Bowes  SH EN

   06:35 EDG 20 Tyson Enzie (Checking to the Head)
   07:27 POE 17 Dysin Mayo (Boarding)
   08:20 EDG 5 Zach Fowles (Holding)
   12:54 POE 10 Steven Alldridge (Holding)
   14:44 POE 14 Philip Siutz (Checking to the Head)
   18:37 POE 6 Dylan Bowen (Interference)
   19:44 POE 2 Brandon Schaber (Checking to the Head)

Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy
31 Matt Mitchell On 1/00:00 Off 3/60:00
Edge School for Athletes
1 Kyle Baumgardner On 1/00:00 Off 3/59:42

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy 12 6 10 28
Edge School for Athletes 6 20 11 37

Player of the Game
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy 19 Logan Mick
Edge School for Athletes 18 Erik Pedersen
For more information:
Kevin Bathurst Manager, School Programs | Responsable, programme pour les écoles