The Final Touch.....Bobby Dow brings it home for win in final seconds 6 - 5 over Hawkesbury Hawks Tuesday night

We are in our barn on a rare Tuesday night game to face the Hawkesbury Hawks. The first frame: the “sin-bin” was on a revolving door until the 73’s drew first blood at 7:16, when Wichers springs Joel McGrath with a break-away pass to launch a back-handed over stoppers glove side. At 5:43 the Hawks tied it up, as Zachary Fournier punched in a rebound past Brooks, with helpers from Smith and Eller. The Hawks would capitalize on PPG at 0:12 when Cote and Stevens found Bruno Cheff to put them ahead by one. Kemptville out-shot Hawkesbury by 18 to 14.

Matt Tugnutt would be awarded a PS at 17:04, after being “bull-dogged” during a break-out. A perfect back handed over Standen’s shoulder put the boys back in the game to even the odds. Bruno Cheff will attack with a heavy fore check and bury the puck for second of the night at 11:08 for the Hawk’s SHG and break the tie. Then, at 5:47, Tom McHenry, assisted by Cote and Provost, for the insurance marker. Kemptville will close out the period when Kirkby wins draw to Giguere and Cameron Bisson pounces on a rebound to make 4 to 3 at 3:59. Kemptville blasted Hawkesbury by 20 to 12 SOG.

Last twenty: at 11:03 from Leone and Cheff to Jonathan Cyr to give Hawks a two goal advantage again. 73’s Kirkby, clearing the zone, blows a tire as he passes off to Row to Bobby Dow, breaking to the net to establish their comeback at 6:50. The Kirkby Krew back on the ice to add energy pays off when Kirkby to Bissonette and Cameron Bisson will punch in the loose rubber at 3:29 for his second marker of the night and season to force OT. Bobby Dow was thinking differently with just seconds left on clock as Wichers slammed the puck over the line to Row behind the opposition’s net and the rest was history, as two unanswered goals from Bobby Dow with just 0:23 left .The boys initiated a strong three goal comeback to give them a 6 – 5 victory. SHG for 73’s 21 to 12.

This is what Junior Hockey is all about, and if you want an economical evening out with great entertainment value, come on out and support your team and enjoy Hockey with Edge..

We were looking for revenge on Friday night after the last meeting and loss with the Brockville Braves. The Braves opened the scoring at 12:30, when Corey Caruso received a helper from Moore and close out with a 1 to 0 lead. Braves out-shot 73’s by 11 to 8.
Second go-around, Brockville put the go-ahead on the board at 11:03 when Dustin Rinaldo, assisted by Jarvis and Deyrmenjian, beat Hodgins for two goal lead. With a man advantage, Matt Tugnutt started the cycle below the line after Dow and Guy penetrated the zone and went to the centre to receive final pass to put 73’s within one. Brockille out-gun Kemptville by 17 – 15 and ahead by one.

Last twenty: the Braves came on strong, as Caruso and Allen assisted Colin Tonge for the insurance at 19:37. Corey Caruso from Moore and Jarvis at 17:41 for PPG to extend their lead.

Tracy wins the draw back to Giguere, and Bobby Dow redirects into the mesh 5:00. 73’s pulled Nicholas Hodgins at 2:20, hoping to make a stand. Devin Moore, with lead pass from Sutton, sunk it for empty net marker. After winning draw in Braves zone, Beauparlant over to Noah Rowe that ripped one past Johnson at 0:43. Brockville Braves closed the contest with 5 – 3 win, even though Kemptville blasted them 18 to 9 SHG, but not enough time left. It was great to see Owen Guy back in the line-up with his team mates.

We need to play 60 minute hockey on the ice, not watch it from the “sin-bin” or coast for the first two periods. One suggestion by a loyal fan was to spot each opponent two points before the game, then play catch-up…what do you think coach? Kemptville will be pumped going into Nepean to meet the Raiders on their own turf after their poor showing in Brockville on Friday.

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