by the sportsguy
Kemptville 73’s on the road Sunday afternoon to face the high flying Rockland Nationals. The opening period was a lopsided affair, with Kemptville getting peppered with 19 SOG, resulting with four unanswered goals, and 73’s only 7 SOG. Only PIM accessed to Kemptville with two PPG for Nationals on 5 on 3 advantage. At 11:29, Matthew Vermaeten, with helpers from Craft and Labelle, to send one by Thomson Phinney to draw first blood. Matthew Vermaeten PPG, assisted from Sullivan and Last, with two-man advantage at 14:48 to give him his second of the day. Still Nationals, with 5 on 3 from Matton to Wildgoose to find Simon Labelle in the slot for PPG at 15:46. One more marker for Rockland, as Last to Boyer so Cole Craft could find the back of the net for fourth unanswered tally at 18:38.
Kemptville came back in the second with more bark, but unfortunately no bite, as it remained a scoreless period, with 73’s out-gunning the Nationals 14-9.
Last twenty, Rockland posted another one at 7:38, when Houle and Matton dropped it in the slot for Cameron Scrivens to bury it and make it a 5 to zip runaway. Finally, Bond combined with Dennison, back to Cameron McLean on point, to rifle the spoiler passed Martin Cyrus at 13:51. Rockland out-shot Kemptville 8-3 in the third, and won the 5-1 contest to keep them on top of the standings. 73’s had four PP attempts without success and capitalized on two with six opportunities.
Nepean Raiders on Friday, December 21 at 7:30, was a special contest, as 73’s number 12 would be in the line up for last time, as he was moving on in his life choices. 73’s made first scratch on sheet as Fry combined with Beaton through the middle, and Gavin Wood would re- direct a rocket past Olivier Pimpare-Charbonneau at :56. John Beaton picked up his first goal with PPG of the night, as Dennison with Patterson with set PP from behind the net at 6:33 to make it 2 to zip. Another man advantage for 73’s, as Kiefer on to the tape of Fry over to Cameron McLean in the slot for his first of two at 8:20.
Nepean on comeback, as Shimizu with Sloan to Cole Lavoie with SHG, when Kemptville caught on poor defensive move to spoil Jarrett Fiske SO attempt at 18:19 to close the first. Kemptville outshooting Nepean 15 to 6.
Kemptville owned the second, as they mounted three unanswered markers from Fry, Beaton and McLean combination, with 13 SOG to Nepean 10. McLean to Fry so John Beaton could hammer in his second of the game at :27 and chase Raider stopper to an early shower. Second com- bination of Fry and Beaton to find McLean above the circle to beat Mitch Bowen aT 3:43.
Third attack with Beaton, McLean with Ashton Fry to rifle it home for four goal lead at 13:17.
Raiders recorded the only marker of the final twenty, as another defensive breakdown as Grant Turner found the back of the net with helpers from Miles and Jurgeneit at 17:32 to shut down the flood gates. Kemptville posted 10 to 6 SOG to give 73’s a 6 to 2 victory on a very special night. Kemptville with five PP attempts with two results, and Nepean having only one without results.
Good luck Jarrett with your new career choice!
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