Picture worth a thousand words............Liam Hunter will lead his young team by example

by the sportsguy

Hey sports fans, we met the Brockville Braves in our barn on Sunday night, with our previous captain in their lineup and some changes in our roster. We could use a win, with Nick Bond between the pipes and at the bottom of the standings.

Tyson Kirkby would draw first blood, with helpers from Hawkins and Holland, to put the Braves on the board at 0:27. Kemptville answered back with Faith back to Kiefer holding the line, ahead to Austin Fry from top of the circle to beat Nick Wiencek blocker side at 4:02.

Second go around was a see-saw battle, with Kemptville calming the bouncing rubber at 4:41 when the combination of Taillon with McGrath, back to point Jared Patterson, to rifle it by the stopper for the go ahead. Brockville quick response, with the tie from Phillipe Gilmour, assisted by Jefferson, at 5:23. Thousand punched the line over to Giguere, squeezing the boards to Austin Fry from the half circle blew it by Wiencek blocker over shoulder again to move Kemptville ahead at 6:59. Simon Kerr recoiled, with helpers from Holland and Kirkby, to give Brockville another tie at 9:01. With Kemptville’s man advantage, Hunter set up Faith through the neutral zone to find Jacob Thousand screaming across the crease for PPG and the tie breaker at 15:08.

Final twenty, with new stopper in Brockville net, Kemptville special team on the ice, Kiefer with Hunter holding the line, over to Austin Fry to pull the trigger with PPG and hat-trick at 1:35. Brockville took advantage of a PS at 5:43, when Jonathan Hill deaked Bond to put them within one. The Braves mounted a furious attack to force OT, but the 73’s held fast to give them a 5-4 victory. The third saw 9 sin-bin visits with the second seeing 4 and first with 2 all for Kemptville.

SOG were 36 for Brockville and 29 for Kemptville, with Braves receiving 12 PIM and 73’s 16 PIM, 73’s taking advantage of both their special teams with capitalizing on 5 PP opportunities with 2 PPG and Braves having 6 PP to be shut-out.

We need to play our game and we will launch a strong comeback.

Return match with Brockville Braves on their turf on Friday evening was a frustrating first, as they put us in the hole by 2. With Kemptville man advantage at 4:03, Brockville turned the tide when Jarvis with McArthur stole the play to Nicolas Vlahos to beat new acquisition Cooper Lukenda for SHG. Phillipe Gilmour, with helpers from Kirkby with Jarvis at 18:01, to close out the session with 2 goal lead.

Brockville would strike again with man advantage in the second, when Phillipe Gilmour PPG, with assist from Jarvis and Hawkins at 5:06. Kiefer on the line to Eric Conley above the circle to ram it past Justin Evenson at 6:10 to spoil his SO attempt. Tic-tac-toe through the zone with, Thousand and Fry to Eric Faith to pull the trigger at 15:23, to move 73’s within one. At 17:53, Phillipe Gilmour assisted by Fraser with Kirkby to pick up his hat-trick and insurance for Brockville.

Last twenty, Brockville padded their lead at 1:42, as Holland with McMahon combined with Jordi Jefferson to make 5-2 game. Kemptville answered with PPG, when the line of McGrath with Taillon caught John Beaton in the middle to bury it at 5:51 for their final point of the evening. Jarvis with Kirkby controlled a loose puck with 73’s on PP to Nicholas Hawkins at 18:08 for SHG and EN to allow Braves 6 – 3 win.

New Kemptville stopper was peppered with 48 shots of rubber and Brockville received 27. Braves had 4 PP with 1 PPG and 73’s 5 PP with 1 PPG. PIM were close at 12 for 73’s and 14 for Braves.

Come on out and support your warriors on ice with next home game Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 pm……Hockey with EDGE.


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