DHA in the news: Female CSSHL Showcase Weekend Highlights

DHA female teams at last enjoy home ice at CSSHL Showcase Weekend

Prep and Varsity teams play a combined 10 games over four days

Mark Booth, Delta Optimist


Delta Hockey Academy’s Female Prep and Varsity teams at long last made their regular season home ice debuts at this weekend’s Canadian School Sport Hockey League Showcase at Planet Ice.

A highly competitive four-day event concluded with the DHA Prep team falling 3-2 in a shootout to the Edge School from Calgary on Sunday. The hosts forced overtime when Katie Chan tied the game with 5:55 remaining in regulation. Aimee Brucker had the other Delta goal.

Leah Lanthier gave the Edge the extra point by being the only player to score in six shootout attempts. Reese Hiddleston was terrific in the DHA net making 34 saves.

The Wild began the weekend with a 5-0 win over Banff on Friday morning. Grace Elliott led the way with a three-point outing including a pair of goals. Nicole Soon, Jessica Soon and Aimee Brucker also scored. Taylor Bilingsley made 13 stops for the shutout.

DHA was then trimmed by Winnipeg’s St. Mary’s Academy 4-3 on Saturday morning. The difference was Jessica Haner’s goal with just 53 seconds remaining. Mila Verbicky, Ava Svejkovsky and Brucker had the Wild goals. Chan chipped in with a pair of helps and Hiddleston made 25 stops.

The girls rebounded Saturday night by blanking Northern Alberta 4-0. Brucker continued her productive weekend with two more goals. Kesslan McCabe and Elliott also scored. Bilingsley made 19 saves for her second straight shutout.

The Wild now sit with a 5-5-2 record in regular season play. Next up is four games at the St. Mary’s Showcase in Winnipeg, Nov. 16-18. DHA won’t be back at Planet Ice until Jan. 19.

Meanwhile, it was an even busier weekend on home ice for the DHA Female Varsity team with a whopping six games over four days. The girls finished the hectic stretch with a 4-2-0 record, capped by a 1-0 shootout victory over Okanagan Hockey Academy on Sunday morning.

Logan Hamilton’s shootout goal was the difference while Janaka Shahi made 17 stops in regulation for the shutout and turned aside all three OHA attempts as well.

The Wild opened the Showcase with a 4-2 win over Couer d’Alene. Allison Jakeway had a pair of goals. Tristan Craig and Melody Pilchak also scored.

Shahi had a 19-save shutout in a 3-0 win over Okanagan on Friday night. Makenna Bergen, Melisa Ardanaz and Emma Killman were the goal scorers.

DHA also trimmed Couer d’Alene 1-0 on Saturday morning. Lainey Joyce’s third period power play goal was the difference. Shahi earned her third shutout of the weekend with 21 saves.

DHA Varsity are now 9-4-1 on the season.

Find the full article from the Delta Optimist here: https://www.delta-optimist.com/sports/dha-female-teams-at-last-enjoy-home-ice-at-csshl-showcase-weekend-1.23486898 

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Chanreet Bassi to play for U18 Team BC at Nationals

DHA is extremely proud to announce that Female Prep student athlete Chanreet Bassi has been named to the 2017 Female U18 Team BC that will compete at the 2017 Nationals in Quebec City from November 1 – 5th.

Chanreet is one of 8 current CSSHL student athletes to be named on the BC roster.

Congratulations Chanreet and best of luck!  Wild Pride!





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Back to back shutouts for Female Varsity to begin Coeur d’Alene Showcase


DHA girls blanked out their opponents with back to back shutouts on Friday in the Coeur d’ Alene Showcase.

Aimee Brucker factored in on all three goals as the Delta Hockey Academy shutout the Coeur d’ Alene Hockey Academy by a score of 3-0 on Friday afternoon.  Faithe Harris potted her 4th goal of the season.

Reese Hiddleston pushed away all 18 shots put her way, grabbing her second shutout on the season.




Later that evening, Melody Pilchak scored the winner, while Baie Marcantonio added a third period tally as Delta (8-1-0) skated to their second straight shutout of the day.

Jamie Johnson stopped all 19 shots she faced as the Delta Hockey Academy were 2-0 winners over the Banff Hockey Academy on Friday night.  This marks Johnson’s second shutout on the season.



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DHA Alum Courtney Vorster set to play for National Women’s U18 Team

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DHA is extremely proud to announce that alum Courtney Vorster will suit up for Team Canada with the National Women’s U18 Team when Canada meets USA in a three-game series in Calgary at the Markin MacPhail Centre from Aug. 14-21.


Courtney, who currently plays for the U16 girls team at Shattuck – St. Mary’s School in Minnesota, has verbally committed to a full-ride NCAA Scholarship at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut for the fall of 2018.  Her SSM team defeated the MN Elite (Grey) 2-1 in the finals to capture the National Championships for the second consecutive year.

Congratulations Courtney and we wish you luck as you pursue your passion with Team Canada! Fear the Leaf!  Go Canada Go!

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DHA alum Courtney Vorster to attend Hockey Canada U18 Camp

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Delta Wild Hockey Academy would like to congratulate DHA alum Courtney Vorster on her recent success.  Courtney has been invited to the Hockey Canada U18 Strength and Conditioning Camp next month. Vorster attended South Delta Secondary and was with the Delta Hockey Academy from 2013-2015.


Courtney, who is now playing for the U16 girls team at Shattuck – St. Mary’s School in Minnesota, has verbally committed to a full-ride NCAA Scholarship at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut for the fall of 2018.  Her SSM team defeated the MN Elite (Grey) 2-1 in the finals to capture the National Championships for the second consecutive year.

The hockey stand-out was the youngest player to be selected to the BC roster for the 2015 National Women’s U18 Championships.  She also suited up for the Team BC at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George last year.

Congratulations on all your recent success and DHA wishes you all the best Courtney.



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DHA Female Added to Varsity Division of CSSHL

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Feb28_BCfemaleThe Delta Hockey Academy is excited to announce that it will be launching a Female program this fall for the 2016-2017 season.

Delta will be the 4th team in the league along side  Banff, Coeur d’ Alene and Shawnigan Lake. The season schedule will consist of CSSHL league games as well as feature tournament events across Canada and the US.

DHA has worked hard to create a foundation and structure for their new Female program. Having the infrastructure already in place with the Bantam Varsity teams, Prep, Midget E15 & U18 teams, implementing a Female program will allow for a smooth transition logistically both on and off the ice.

For further information please contact Scott May, Director of Hockey Operations at scott.may@deltahockeyacademy.com

Please go to the Registration page to find the DHA registration form.

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