by the sportsguy
Sunday afternoon’s battle against Ottawa Junior Senators in Kemptville 73′ s barn was another lost effort, as they laid off the throttle in the third to suffer a 6-2 loss. Kemptville came out flying in the first, as they played stride for stride to shut down Ottawa’s main snipers and strike first. 73’s, with man advantage, York across to Fraser as Joseph Samson slammed PPG by Joshua Ward at 16:29. Kemptville out-shot Ottawa 9-7.
Junior Senators bounced back in the second, as Faisal Alsaif, with helpers from Brant and Remer, rifled it on the shoulder of Thomson Phinney to trickle in for a tie at 5:40. Boulerice combined with Walsh to find Noah Rowe on the doorstep at 15:24 for Junior Senators to go ahead. Patterson worked the half boards with Pawlikowski to Ashton Fry to drive it through a six inch opening at 17:17 to make it even again and close out the period. Ottawa outgunned Kemptville 10 to 5.
Final twenty belonged to the Junior Senators, as they stepped into overdrive to count four unanswered tallies. Boulerice combined with Darcy Walsh to open the flood gates at 6:00. Rowe to Smart caught Kyle Jackson through the neutral zone to launch a missile home at 7:48. Combination of Remer with Brant to Geoff Dempster going hard to redirect it top shelf at 16:01. Boulerice to Jackson ahead to Darcy Walsh for his second of the game at 16:17 and give Ottawa a 6-2 lead and victory.
Junior Senators hammered 73’s 15-7. Both clubs had 4 PP opportunities with Kemptville capitalizing on one and Ottawa without results. PK for both squads were on point
A Wednesday night game with Carleton Place Canadians in our barn proved to be too much for our boys, as we suffered 4-1 defeat. Initial frame remained scoreless, as 73’s skated man to man with strong fore check and hard hits that frustrated the big guys on the Canadians. Carleton Place only outshot Kemptville by one with 8 to 7 SOG.
Carleton Place played their drop to trailer game and behind the goal set up, as the Tupker team found John Copeland driving to the lane to stuff it right top shelf to beat Jarret Fiske at 4:44. Then similar shot top left, as B. Tupker dropped it off to Jake Code in the slot at 11:12 to make it 2 to zip. Kemptville with man advantage, as McLean ahead to Thousand up the boards over to Jesse Dick with a full head of steam to split the D and deck a sprawling Connor Murphy for PPG to spoil his SO attempt at 11:55. David Poirier, with helpers from Sterrett with Francis, to close out the second at 19:01. Canadians came on strong with 17 SOG to 73’s 10.
Final go around remained open ended, as both clubs ran full-out end to end, with the stoppers putting on a clinic. Kemptville pulled Fiske for extra attacker at 19:22 to try and get back in the game, but 73’s lost possession and Bourhas, with Code to Jackson Sterrett, for EN at 19:31 to cap a 4-1 victory for Carleton Place. Canadians only outshot 73’s by 15-14. Both teams recorded 4 PP with Kemptville capitalizing on one.
Friday night’s contest was in the den of the Smiths Falls Bears to bring home a 4-1 win for your Kemptville 73’s. Bears opened the period with man advantage, as Todd and Larabie found Joey Warywoda PPG to put it by Jarrett Fiske at 11:23.73’s countered on the PP, when Thousand with Pawlikowski, back to Cameron McLean to slam PPG over Jake Smith’s shoulder at 16:42 to wind it down at one all. Kemptville outshot Smiths Falls by 12 to 8.
Second session with opportunities for both sides and Kemptville finding themselves warming the slab, as an aggressive play from Fry to Joseph Samson screaming through the neutral zone to count a SHG at 4:47. Kemptville still on the attack, out-gunning Smiths Falls 15 to 10 to end second with 1-goal lead. This twenty saw the Bears unwaffle as they were accessed 30 PIM to give the 73’s ample time to capitalize without results.
Last twenty, with Bear’s in the sin bin, 73’s took advantage on PP as McLean combined with Jacob Thousand for PPG and 15th for the season at :45 for the insurance. Ryan Pawlikowski would do it with a razzle dazzle play for his 10th, to end the evening with 4-1 winner. Bears pulled their stopper for extra attacker at 17:08, but the Kemptville 73’s consistency shut them down to close this chapter.
Smith’s Falls came out on top, with 16 SOG to Kemptville’s 11. Kemptville had 7 PP attempts with 2 results and Smith’s Falls had 6 with 1 result.
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