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Prairie Hockey Academy picks up sweep over International in U17 Prep action

Cougars take 6-2 and 6-4 wins in Edmonton, U18 Prep drop pair to South Alberta, busy weekend ahead
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After a weekend of mixed success for Prairie Hockey Academy, things are about to kick into high gear for the local Canadian Sport School Hockey League crew.

The U15 Prep Cougars will make their debut in the blue and gold as they travel to Wilcox to face the Notre Dame Hounds on Friday and Saturday, while U17 Prep hosts Calgary-based International Hockey Academy for games on Saturday (6:45 p.m.) and Sunday (10:45 a.m.) and U18 Prep travel to Calgary for a two-game set with International Friday and Saturday. The U16 Prep Cougars return to the ice against Edge Academy on Oct. 23 (1 p.m.) and Oct. 24 (8 a.m.). 

All home games are at Barkman Arena in Caronport.

Both the U17 and U18 teams were in action this past weekend, with the U17s taking 6-4 and 6-2 wins over International and the U18s falling 7-4 and 8-3 to South Alberta.

U17 Cougars 6, International 4

PHA took a 2-0 lead out of the first period and extended their edge to three goals before International pulled back to within a pair heading into the third.

Kaden Berry scored twice for the Cougars, while Easton Lee, Connor Slugoski and Devun Olfert had single markers. Cohan Kuncio added an empty-netter, Carter Skarbon had two assists, Kuncio and Lee single helpers.

Austin Seibel made 28 saves to earn the win.

U17 Cougars 6, International 2

The Cougars took another two-goal lead out of the first in Saturday’s rematch and led 4-2 through two before scoring a pair of insurance markers in the third.

Lukas Borne scored twice for PHA, Slugoski, Berry, Ty Pratte and Macade Ochitwa had one goal apiece. 

Silas Currie had a 28-save performance in taking the victory.

South Alberta 7, U18 Cougars 4

Prairie Hockey got off to a tough start in their season opener against South Alberta, giving up three goals in the first 7:49 and trailing 5-1 after the first. They made things interesting with a pair of goals early in the third to get back within two, but would get no closer.

Ethan Dekay scored twice for the Cougars, Drew Molde and Brennan Watterson had one goal apiece. 

Michael Malinowski had 29 saves in goal.

South Alberta 8, U18 Cougars 3

South Alberta got off to another fast start, scoring three in the first period and tagging on four more in the second to lead 7-1.

Dekay and Caleb Lepitre had a goal and two assists each while Taggart Bryson picked up their other marker.

Rio Kroeker had a 36-save showing in goal.