By The Sports Guy
After a disappointing showing last week, the boys acknowledge their own dissatisfaction with their performance and wanted to give an exciting evening for their fans whot made the trip to Brockville.
The Brockville Braves had other ideas on their home ice, with a 34-14-1-1 record, wanting to move up the standings before play-offs.
Alex Row released a quick wrist shot to the short side at 19:37 after Wichers sprang Dow up the boards for first blood. Guy break from below the line to Alavi over to Jake Gaudet trailing as he rifled it home at 6:38. 73’s close out the period with 2 goal lead while being out-shot 12-9.
Second stanza would be a three goal romp for our boys to give us a 5-0 advantage and Peter Brooks working on his SO. At 18:32, a tic-tac-toe from Tackett to Kiriacou to Victor Tracy to chase Braves Cerasuolo for an early shower. Guy knocked down clearing to Tackett gliding across the line as he received a vicious slash combination spear from Braves Gill.
Russell corralled loose rubber to launch missile from top of the circle so Adam Alavi could resend a quick backhand at 12:55. Dow forced the play off the half-wall to Gaudet on doorstep and Alex Row capitalized on rebound for 5-0 walk-away at 10:29 to end with 73’s out-gunning Braves 19-9.
Final twenty with back and forth effort until 6:47 when Jack Gill from Dunleavy and Faith to spoil Peter Brooks SO attempt. Braves SOG 11-8 with 73’s 5-1 victory.
The Jason Tackett show with a goal and two assists makes him the recipient of the Mark’s Work Warehouse Award.
Well it’s Saturday night hockey in our barn to reface the Brockville Braves seeking revenge for last night’s beat-down.
End to end action for opening frame until Kemptville made a statement at 12:07 when Guy from behind net to Row across to Adam Alavi missing initial open side, but recovered rebound to slam it home for PPG. Kemptville would strike again at 7:12 as Beauparlant below the circle to Titus to launch from top and Cameron Bisson to bury the reserve. 73’s PK was exceptional with Peter Brooks putting on a clinic and leading the Braves 2-0 as well as a 18-13 SOG.
Second twenty should have had “swinging doors” on the “sin bin” for both clubs until a PPG as Ian Johnston rifled a rebound past Brooks with helpers from Billings and Faith. Period ended with the Braves out-shooting 73’s 15-14 and behind by one.
Final frame intensified as Brockville made an aggressive shove to keep them within striking distance. Henry Johnson was pulled at 1:15 to initiate the extra man attack to obtain tie to force OT. Braves called TO at :58 to layout attack plan, but Kemptville special team dug in and never allowed an SOG. With the Braves buzzing the net, 73’s decided to slow their momentum down with TO of their own at :13. Our boy’s picked up an insurance goal as the puck repelled off the cross-bar over the line, the stopper redirected it into play without a whistle. The goal judge hit the light, but waived off and also requested consultation to know avail. Realty score should be 3-1.
Cameron Bisson receives Mark’s Work Warehouse Award for his aggressive play and go-ahead marker.