by the sportsguy
The Brockville Braves landed on 73’s home ice Sunday afternoon to slam them with a 6-1 slaughter. Braves opened with man advantage when Jefferson with McMahon set up Mike McArthur PPG across the middle to beat Cooper Lukenda at 8:09. Second was owned by Brockville with man advantage, as Zac McMahon pumped in PPG, assisted by Hill and Gilmour at 11:02. Another Kemptville sin-bin visit gave Jordi Jefferson a PPG, with helpers from Holland and Hill at 14:30. With the boys in the hole by three, spending more time on the slab, it became chase the rubber without results.
Final twenty, the 73’s kept losing control in the draws, on the half boards, kept getting shutdown over the middle to allow the Braves two more goals. At 2:40, Kirkby stole the puck when 73’s on PP found Hawkins on the circle, as Phillippe Gilmour rammed in the garbage SHG for 4-zip lead. Hawkins, with Citrullo, set up Nicolas Vlahos to make it five unanswered markers at 4:31. Kemptville bounced back at 9:11 to spoil Nick Wiencek SO, as Conley flew up the boards across to Hunter on point, so Joel Frazee could rifle over stopper’s shoulder. Tyson Kirkby from Gilmour at 9:22 to stop the bleeding and close out the battle.
Kemptville handed the win to Brockville with SOG 41 and Kemptville 26 and PP for Braves 3/5, 73’s 0/7. Special teams were non-existent, as the 73’s seemed discombobulated from defensive to offensive.
Special afternoon for Royal LePage Team Toy Mountain Drive, as the players and fans showed their support with toys and donations ,as the special trailer made its way around the rink. The Salvation Army performed carols and hosted the national anthem ceremonies for this special day.
Thursday night we would meet the Corwall Colts in their stable to receive a 9-3 stampede with another loss. Jarrett Williams blew through the neutral zone to drive it past Liam Lascelle at 3:44, to put Kemptville on the board. Cornwall, with man advantage, answered back at 12:27, when Poirier and Mulhearn found Konnor MacCormick for PPG and tie it at one.
Ashton Fry, with helpers from Meyer with Shankar, broke the tie at 1:05 and then the wheels fell off. Colt’s Jeremy Quesnel unassisted at 2:13 to even it up. At 12:19, with Colts man up, capitalized when Poirier with McCrae on to Konnor MacCormick to stick between the pipes for his PPG with his second goal. Tanner combined with Vent to David A. Poirier at 15:05 to give Cornwall the insurance. Jeremy Quesnel chased Nick Bond at 17:08 to notch his second goal, with helpers from Woodside and Mulhearn.
Final twenty with Cooper Lukenda between the posts, when Joseph Samson, assisted by Quesnel and Markell, top shelved at :58 to move the Colts ahead 6-2. Kemptville 73’s attacked with Conley over the middle, back to Bondy from the point, to Joel Frazee at 5:56. Helpers from Poirier with Markell awarded Konnor MacCormick his hat-trick at 8:37 to open more wounds. Jeremy Quesnel stroked his hat-trick after Hebert, with Poirier, assisted with a break-out play at 15:48. The hurting stopped when McRae and Sandlands gave it to Ethan Mulhearn to bang it home at 19:24. SOG were even at 34 and PP Colts 3/6 with 73’s 0/1.
Still on the road on Friday, the boys travelled to Hawkesbury to clip their wings 5-2. First frame, Kemptville drew first blood at 5:15, when John Beaton, with helpers from Bertrand and Thousand, blew it by Peter Brooks. Hawkesbury returned the favour when Alec Beaudin – Tougas, assist from Kuhl, at 6:56 to even the score. Titus teamed up with Daskas across the line to top of circle to Eric Conley to gun it home at 9:50 for tie breaker. At 19:18, Ashton Fry, with helpers from Frazee and Meyer, for the go-ahead to make it 3 to 1 for 73’s.
Taylor and Thousand combined to John Beaton at 1:04 to rifle top shelf over Brooks’ shoulder to open second. David Jankowski PPG, assisted by Belec and Stevens, after the 73’s sin-bin visit at 13:39. After the Hawks pulled Brooks for extra attacker. Titus snuffed out offense to spring Eric Conley at 19:34 to launch into EN for his second of the game. 73’s out-gunned by 56 to 34 SOG with PP Hawks 1/5 and 73’s 0/1.
This could be the turn-around our boys finally needed to launch their attack on the standings.
Next home game is Friday, December 15, when we battle the Ottawa Junior Senators …Hockey with EDGE.