The Sunday afternoon game against the Ottawa Senators saw the 73’s come out for the first on fire, but they let their foot off the gas during second and third to give Ottawa 3-1 victory.
Kemptville with man advantage at 4:59, when Row and Gaudet cycling low so Adam Alavi could bury the loose puck for a PPG. Ottawa answered back at 1:37, as Teddy Simson capitalized the rubbage assisted by Delisle and Boulrice to even it up.
Alexeev to Thomas Stevenson on the centre point to rifle it by Hodgins at 10:02 in the second period for go-ahead Ottawa goal.
Final twenty: with the rubber bouncing like an ping-pong ball both ways making it difficult to control. 73’s hammered Andriano with 27 SOG, but the Senators managed to tame the disc to find the open net at 16:26 when Way blasted one off stopper and Darcy Walsh wrapped it up. Kemptville launched 45 SOG at Ian Andriano and 31 SOG for Nicholas Hodgins to give Ottawa a 3 to 1 win.
Next contest: Saturday at 2:30 in the Bears Den at Smiths Falls to face the Pembroke Lumber Kings with Kemptville peppering 48 SOG and Lumber Kings only 17 SOG to take a 5-1 win.
Kemptville hit the ice aggressively with positive determination for the first frame, as Beauparlant cycled with Samanski back to Noah Rowe to blast it past Smith at 15:56 for first marker. Alavi, with Bissonette, controlled the half boards, over to Victor Tracy who launched a missile through the centre to beat Smith at 7:02. Hunter combined with Kirkby, as Derek Osik slammed it home for another tally at 6:36 to close out the twenty, with 3 to zip lead and out-gunning Pembroke by 17-2 SOG.
Second stanza remained scoreless, with the only marks as PIM and Kemptville controlling SOG 16-10.
Last frame: York ahead to Gaudet to spring a speedy Bobby Dow driving hard to the net to slide it through to make it 4 point lead at 19:41. The magic of Gaudet with tic-tac-toe across to Bobby Dow for his second scratch on the score-sheet at 14:56 to chase Jake Smith. After a TO by Pembroke to calm the troops, and entrance of Ryan Glander, the Lumber Kings finally spoiled Hodgins SO attempt at 10:42, as Peter Falivena assisted from Buckley and Marinic for come-back.
The clock ran out and with the 73’s pumping 48 SOG to Lumber Kings 17 pulled out a 5-1 win to break a five-game losing streak and, hopefully, continue to move in a positive direction.
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