by the sportsguy
Kemptville 73’s were on the road for a 3 pm Sunday matinee to battle Carleton Place Canadians that didn’t fair well as they were shut-out 4 to zip. Carleton Place counted first, when Cole Beckstead, with helpers from Eckart and Bourhas, beat Jarrett Fiske at 5:23 and Kemptville posted 3 infractions to get on the sheet. 73’s PK was tight as they shut-down 3 attempts and Fiske faced 18 SOG to 7 of Bujold-Roux.
Cole Beckstead notched his second of the game to open the second go-around, with helpers from Bolton and Bouhas at 1:55 to put the Canadians into a 2-goal lead.
Kemptville, with man advantage, misfired to give Ben Tupker SHG, assisted by Z Tupker, with Bouhas at 2:24 to make it 3-zip contest and 73’s chasing the rubber. Kemptville had 3 PP without results and having 13 SOG to opponent’s 10.
Canadians controlled the third as previous twenties, as Lightfoot with Patton found Jake Code in the lane to wrap up a shut-out for Vincent Bujold-Roux at 6:56. Kemptville at PP opportunity, but couldn’t penetrate Carleton Place defence or stopper. Canadians out-gunned 73’s 13 to 6, with total of 39 SOG to 26 for 73’s. Both teams with 4 PP attempts without results and having Carleton Place top sniper in the sin-bin for misconduct was a gift.
Tuesday night’s challenge with the Ottawa Junior Senators was another close contest, with Ottawa taking it 4-3. Kemptville opened up with Pawlikowski with Jefferies to John Beaton on the doorstep with quick backhander top shelf over Joshua Ward shoulder at 3:50.
Combination of Pawlikowski with Garrett Meyer to lift it over the stopper and chase him to the showers at 9:14. Bisson through the middle to Toppa blasting it home as Andrew Remer deflected the rocket past Jarrett Fiske at 14:55 to close out the first with two to one lead for Kemptville. Ottawa outshot 73’s 11 to 10 SOG.
Junior Senators posted the tie at 11:24 in the second, when Dempster with Bisson found Danny Pion attacking from sideplate to send bouncing rubber through traffic for only tally for comeback. Kemptville out-gunned Ottawa 9 to 7 SOG.
Last twenty with man advantage, as Toppa with Cole back to Noah Rowe screaming over the line PPG for Junior Senators tie breaker at 3:25. Cole launched a stretch pass after breaking up a man advantage, ahead to David Toppa for SHG EN at 18:51 for Ottawa’s insurance. Kemptville responded with a PPG, when Suzuki took the draw across to Domitrovic with Jared Patterson to drive it over Francis Boivert glove side for comeback attempt at 19:19. Ottawa Junior Senators managed 9 to 7 SOG.
Ottawa had three PP attempts with one result, and Kemptville with one goal on four attempts. Face-off wins with PK’s kept Kemptville in the battle, but the sands of time ran out, to give Junior Senators 4 to 3 victory. Kemptville 13 SOG to 11 for Cornwall.
Another road experience on Thursday night, off to visit the Cornwall Colts to rally some more points in the standings, as the Kemptville 73’s coralled the Colts for 5-2 win. Cornwall drew first blood, as James St. Louis’ lone effort beat Jarret Fiske at 5:30. York sprang Fry up the wing to find Jesse Dick cruising into the slot to hammer it past Rico Dematteo at 18:12 to even it out and end initial frame. Kemptville outshot Cornwall 18 to 12.
Wood measured up Makoda Suzuki flying through the neutral zone to slam a missile into the mesh to put the 73’s on top by one. Suzuki combined with Patterson to open up Ashton Fry in the lane to drive one between the posts at 5:15 for 73’s insurance. Konnor MacCormick, with helpers from Poissant and Gilmour, to launch a comeback for the Colts at 14:01 to close out the second. Fiske was peppered with 16 discs to Dematteo’s 7.
Final twenty belonged to Kemptville, as they became very aggressive and took advantage of offensive breakdowns in their end to set two unanswered SHG. Keifer controlled half boards to Patterson to give to Gavin Wood on point for first SHG at 12:57. Speedy Suzuki teamed up with Jesse Dick gliding through the zone to slam it home for the second SHG and hand the 73’s a 5 to 2 well deserved victory. Kemptville with 13 SOG with Cornwall 11.
73’s had only one PP attempt without results and the Colts with four the 73’s shut them down with PK.
One of the spectators for Ottawa Junior Senators questioned high, vicious, destructive intent to injure head hit that was telegraphed during the second stanza, wasn’t treated as major infraction, instead of minor with misconduct. As one fan expressed after the contest: “this was great entertainment and has opened my eyes to what Jr hockey is all about”….so get out and support your team.
Kemptville 73’s will be hosting the Kanata Lasers for a Sunday, January 27 matinee at 2:00 pm in front of their fans.
Hockey with EDGE…excellent, economical, exciting, entertainment….support your 73’s. See you at the game and please feel free to express some of your thoughts about your concerns and experiences after attending games.