Cooper Lukenda stood on his head.........Kemptville stopper faced 45 shots during Saturday night barrage from Carlton Place

by the sportsguy

Kemptville 73’s penetrated the Bears’ den in Smiths Falls anticipating an epic battle as per usual and took 60 twenties with OT and finally 18 man SO to give the Bears a 4-3 win. Opening period closed scoreless with visits to the sin bin by both teams as 73’s outshot Bears 10 -8.

Next session, Smiths Falls drew first blood at 2:32, when Ryan Richardson, with helpers from Church and Shannon, beat Nick Bond blocker side. Kemptville’s Ashton Fry, with combination of Thousand, pumped it between the pipes at 13:59 to close out with tie.
Final twenty, Smiths Falls’ Mitchell Larabie found himself all alone to break tie at 9:21 for go ahead. 73’s countered when Frazee to Fry attacked the line, and Jacob Thousand blew it by Bradley Dobson for another tie at 13:00. Go ahead goal to Kemptville at 17:00 when MacDonald on the point across to Thousand who caught Garrettt Meyer in a shooting lane to snipe it open shelf. With just two minutes and forty-three seconds left Marc Shannon assisted from Richardson and Lalonde found open space to force OT at 17:57. OT shut down with scoreless tie and now the dreaded SO.

First four shooters matched each other at 2 apiece and the next 15 snipers were stoned by the stoppers until 18th mark for Bears to beat Nick Bond to win 4-3. Great game, as Bears SOG 32 to 73’s 28, with Kemptville given 7 PP attempts with no results and Smiths falls 4 attempts without results.

Saturday night in Kemptville, as the first place Carleton Place Canadians landed in our barn to give us exhibition of how manage a bouncing rubber, PP results to take home a 6-2 victory. Canadians got on the board with PPG in the first when Brett Thorne, assisted by Broughman and Theocharidis, flipped it past Cooper Lukenda at 13:00. Then, at 19:23, Brett Thorne counted his second with helpers from Kitt and Broughman to make 2-zip for Carleton Place.

With Kemptville man advantage at 2:38, Fry back to Hunter to blast it from the point and Charlie Kiefer scooped in the rebound for PPG to put 73’s wthin one. A crazy bounce over 73’s PP stick allowed a SHG to Samuel Knoblauch assisted from Kitt 6:33. Another present from 73’s, as Travis Broughman from Knoblauch with Theocharidis for PPG at 15:21.

Last twenty was owned by Carleton Place, as they scored another two. At 2:54, Noah Tooke from Gagne. Kemptville came back with a pretty play when Thousand flew through the zone, over to Fry to let it fly, and Garrett Meyer as the trailer rifled the garbage over sprawling Michael Leach at 8:33. Man advantage yet again, Joshua Gagne PPG assisted by Pryce and Kitt would seal the win at 10:05 for 6-2 lucky one for Carleton Place Canadians.

73’s were skating with Canadians stride for stride, and the bouncing rummer was controlled better by the other side and PP given out was the demise of a exciting contest. Canadians outshot 73’s by 40 to 25 and had 4 PP attempts with 3 results, as Kemptville had 3 PP attempts with 1 result.

Next home game is Friday, February 16, at 7:30 pm when the Rockland Nationals visit the Municipal Centre….Hockey with EDGE.


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