Control the bounce, get results.....perfect example of how the game was for both teams as they had to manage the rubber and Carleton Place Canadians received better results than Kemptville 73's to win Wednesday night battle by 5 - 1

by the sportsguy

Kemptville 73’s would have two tough games against the Carleton Place Canadians holding down first place. Wednesday night contest on 73’s home ice, the Canadians pounced on a garbage goal as Knoblauch, back to Girduckis and Geoff Kitt, squeeze it by Cooper Lukenda at 3:22. Kemptville responded when Beaton won the draw, directed it to Matthew Titus to blast it over Jeremie Forget’s shoulder at 8:02 for tie and only goal. At 10:38, a controversial goal, as slow whistle Hill banged at stopper’s glove to Haydn Hopkins for tie breaker to open the flood gates. Zachary Tupker, with helpers from B. Tupker and Pilotte at 11:14, for the insurance and two goal lead, as Kitt combination to Knoblauch and Justin Cmunt to pump in the rebound at 18:41.

Nick Bond replaced Lukenda for the second go-around to keep it a scoreless affair, with Carleton Place peppering 17 SOG to Kemptville 6, with matching sin-bin time. With man advantage for the Canadians, Pilotte over the line back to Townend, flip it to Ben Kupter for PPG and slide it under Bond’s pads at 11:41. Kemptville tried to get into the play, but just could not settle down the bouncing rubber in the final twenty, as the period closed out with Canadians 5 – 1 win. Carleton Place SOG 36, with Kemptville 23 and both squads receiving 7 PP attempts, with Canadians resulting in one PPG.

Kemptville 73’s would face Carleton Place Canadians Friday night challenge on their ice and held them at bay with another loss of 3 – 0. Opening period remained scoreless, with Nick Bond responding to 8 SOG and Michael Leach 4 SOG as both clubs posted sin-bin visits. The Canadians struck at 2:14 in the second, as Z. Tupker, with Pilotte, found Haydn Hopkins to beat Bond to end with 1 goal lead. Final twenty, with the 73’s on PP failure to keep attack focussed, Hopkins sprung Geoff Kitt for SHG at 10:02. At 18:05, Kemptville pulled their stopper for man advantage, but failed in the attempt, as Z. Tupker with Pilotte ahead to Travis Broughman to count for ENG.

Nick Bond kept 73’s in the game, as he faced 30 SOG to Canadian Leach 19, and Kemptville had 6 PP, with Carleton Place 4 PP without any results.

Next home game is Wednesday, January, 10 when we battle the Pembroke Lumber Kings …Hockey with EDGE.

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