by the sportsguy
Big contest for Kemptville was in their home barn on Friday, September 15, as the boys met Nepean. Initial period opened with the Raiders striking first at 3:22 when Antoine Belisle, with helpers from Browning and Tan, capitalized for PPG. Kemptville with extra attacker at 5:28, as Axel Cote, assisted by McGrath and Kirkby, found the back of net to even up the score. At 16:58, Alec Taillon countered on PPG, with helpers from Samanski and Hunter, gave the 73’s the go ahead for 2-1 lead. Kemptville outshot Nepean double 18-9.
Kemptville penetrated early at 0.53 into the second, as Beaton, with Samanski, setup Jacob Thousand to them a 2-goal lead. Nepean countered at 3:00, when Corey Tan, from Browning and Belisle, recorded a PPG. Then Raiders moved closer at 3:18, as Olivier Gauthier was setup by Renaud and Stagg to beat Nick Bond. Undisciplined play gave Raiders another PP, as Geoff Dempster, assisted by Gauthier and Froese, buried one at 8:21. John Beaton from Thousand to drive it past Matthew Chan at 8:30 to make a one goal lead. With man advantage, the combination of Conley with Fry flew across the line to find Tyson Kirkby, as he rifled one into the mesh for PPG at 12:26 and chased Chan to the showers. Nepean, with a man in the “sin-bin”, caught the 73’s flat-footed and Nicholas Domitrovic picked up SHG at 13:53 to tie it at 5 even. Nepean controlled the SOG 19 to 11.
Final twenty, with Kemptville losing the edge needed to bring their “A” game and focus on getting the rubber out of their own zone. Back and forth effort for both squads with Renaud setting up Olivier Gauthier for his send mark of the evening at 12:47 to give the Raiders a 6-5 win. Nepean SOG 14-6…final SOG 73’s 35 to Raiders 42.
Sunday, September 17, away game in Navan, with the boys on the rail and hungry for a needed win gave them a strong sense of reality. First frame belonged to Kemptville, as Alec Taillon, with helpers from Beaton and Thousand, at 14:58 for a PPG to draw first blood. Then Jacob Thousand closed out with a rocket at 19:54 from Beaton and Figuera to make 2 to zip. 73’s outshot Grads by 15 to 7.
Second go around, Kemptville came out with a vengeance at 2:30, when Neal Samanski, with helpers from Conley with McGrath, to beat Seth Carter. Ashton Fry, assisted by Hunter and Kirkby, at 7:38 for SHG and retire stopper early at 7:44. Kemptville shutdown the second with 4 to zip, even though they were outshot 15-14. Navan managed to stop the skunk when Keenan Reynolds, assisted by Matton with Way, at 9:15. Alec Taillon posted his second marker into the empty night at 19:52, after receiving helpers from Cote with Figuera to put the game to bed. Kemptville were blasted 20 to 7 with being outshot by 42 to 36.
Thursday, September 21 the boys were in Cornwall to meet the Colts with a win under their belt. Kemptville struck first at 7:43, as Preston and Thousand setup Tyson Kirkby to slam past Michael Carr. Cornwall bounced back with Cameron Hebert, assisted by Monteleone with Mulhearn, at 8:40 to tie it at one. On a PP, Keegan Mulhearn, with helper from Mammas, at 10:35 to put Cornwall ahead by one. Colts SOG 16 to 73’s 11.
Kemptville 73’s owned the second, outgunning Cornwall 21 to 6, as Eric Conley from McGrath with Fry at 7:31 for a PPG. Jacob Shankar blew through the opposition to drive one in at 14:37 to give our boys a 3 to 2 advantage. The 73’s wheels fell off the wagon during the last twenty, as the Colts stampeded for three unanswered goals. At 10:08 David Poirier, assisted by Mulhearn and Hebert, to make it even. Then, at 16:39, when Chris Theodore with helper from Samson to break the tie and finally Evan Bident would cap it with EN at 18:48 to give the Colts a 5-3 win. Cornwall SOG 11-8, with Kemptville total of 40-33.
Your 73’s need your support, as they are in a re-structuring year with a young team working to gel together to give you a exciting entertainment package. See you at the rink and enjoy “Hockey with EDGE”…..great way to spend an evening or afternoon…don’t be a stranger.