by the sportsguy
The boys of Winter engaged in two away games on Monday, October 9, in Rockland, and Friday, October 13, on Navan home ice.
Opening the first with two PP for Rockland, the PPK of Kemptville shutdown the attack. 73’s drew first blood at 12:18, when Liam Hunter would ram it home for his 3rd of the season from Thousand with Conley. Nationals countered at 15:21; Jurgeneit and Brisebois assisted Dana Engram to tie it up, as the 73’s outshot Nationals by 9-6.
Second stanza: both squads went end to end, with Kemptville capitalizing for the tie breaker at 8:18, as McGrath and Jefferies gave Alec Taillon his 6th goal of the year to end the session with Nationals up by one SOG 9-8. Both stoppers, Nick Bond for 73’s and Sean Storr for the Nationals, kept the game honest.
Last twenty, Rockland turned up the heat, as they tied it at 14:52 with man advantage, Cole Lavoie with helpers by Brennan and Graham. Tie breaker from Aidan Graham, assisted by Brennan and Leblanc, to put Rockland on the board 3-2. 73’s pulled Bond at 18:34 for extra attacker to force OT without success, as they recorded sin-bin time at 19:13 to take away advantage. Lavoie tape on tape so Connor Beatty could cap it off with EN to award Rockland comeback win 4-2. Nationals outgunned 73’s by 12 to 6, as Kemptville went into defensive mode and the opposition stepped on the gas.
Friday night’s contest was against Navan Grads in their school-yard, as the Grads struck first at 5:05, when Will Murray, with helpers from McPherson and Besner, to beat Peter Brooks. Then again, at 11:59, Navans’ Michael Locatelli, after being setup by Murray and Reynolds, to make it 2 to zip. Kemptville launch comeback when Kirkby, with Fry, found line-mate Neal Samanski to drive it by Seth Carter at 19:25 to bring them within one. Penalty free first, with 73’s posting 12-9 SOG.
Grads and 73’s tied at 15 SOG, as Navan spent some time on the slab with Kemptville taking advantage at 13:56, when Alec Taillon, assisted by Beaton with Rowe, to give him a PPG and 7th goal of the season. Final chapter, with tied game, with possibility of OT, was spoiled at 0:57 as Meikle, with Murray, forced a play to Michael Locatelli 2nd marker of the game to gave them 3 to 2 win.
Positives for Kemptville 73’s : no sin-bin time, starting move puck quicker, stronger faster transition, louder on-ice communication
Come on out to their next home game to show your support and experience Hockey with EDGE.