Pacific Coast captures 2018 World Sport School Challenge

Pacific Coast 2018 World Sport School Challenge Champs

The Pacific Coast Hockey Academy are your 2018 World Sport School Challenge champions.

Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (5)
The Hill Academy U18 (2)

Toronto, ON – A four-goal second period propelled the Pacific Coast Hockey Academy to a 5-2 win over The Hill Academy U18 team in the 2018 World Sport School Challenge Championship Game.

Mario Zitella (Hamilton, ON) opened the scoring with the lone goal of the first period, giving Hill a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

The Pacific Coast offence came alive in the middle stanza as Jacob King (Victoria, BC), Tanner Pochipinski (Colorado Springs, CO), Gabe Schovanek (Comox, BC) and Matthew Clark (Victoria, BC) each found the back of the net, while Timofei Khokhlachev (Moscow, Russia) replied for Hill.

Sean Ramsay (Victoria, BC) sealed the deal for Pacific Coast with a power-play marker in the final minutes.

Sean Kanervisto (Columbus, OH) recorded the win between the pipes for Pacific Coast, stopping 29-of-31 shots fired his way.

Matthew Lukic (Stoney Creek, ON) made 27 saves in the loss.

The two teams met in the round robin and battled to a 0-0 draw.

Pacific Coast becomes the third Canadian Sport School Hockey League team to win the World Sport School Challenge, following Edge School (2017) and the Delta Hockey Academy (2016). St. Andrew’s College (2015) and Shattuck St. Mary’s (2012, 2013, 2014) are the only other two programs to win it.


Northern Alberta Xtreme (6)
Yale Hockey Academy (1)

Toronto, ON – Cole Wyatt (Strathcona, AB) scored twice as the Northern Alberta Xtreme skated to a 6-1 win over the Yale Hockey Academy in the third-place game.

Braydon Iwaschuk (Spruce Grove, AB) added a goal and assist, while Jaden Little turned aside 26 shots in net.


Ontario Hockey Academy U17 (3)
CIH Academy Green (2)

Toronto, ON – Riley MacDonald (Summerstown, ON) scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout as Ontario Hockey Academy U17 edged CIH Academy Green by a 3-2 score in the fifth-place game.

Both goaltenders were on their game as Will Kerlin (Bedfordshire, England) stopped 30 shots for Ontario U17 and Oliver Pimpare-Charbonneau (Longueuil, QC) made 31 saves for CIH Academy Green.


CIH Academy White (8)
St. Andrew’s College Varsity B (2)

Toronto, ON – Thomas Odermatt (Sapporo, Japan) scored twice and setup two more as CIH Academy White skated to an 8-2 win over St. Andrew’s College Varsity B in the seventh-place game.

Donovan Sebrango (Kingston, ON) also scored twice for CIHA White, while Michael Lenhart (Camillus, NY) stopped 26-of-28 shots fired his way in net.