Kemptville 73's and management with Kemptville Royal LePage Team thank their community for their support of their Mountain of Toys Christmas drive.

by the sportsguy

Sunday afternoon contest on the road against Carleton Place Canadians was another lost effort as they won the battle 5-3. Cole Beckstead, with helpers from Adeniye and Larkin, put the Canadians on the board at 11:05 for the only marker in the first. Carleton Place only out-shot Kemptville 11 to 10.

Carleton Place opened the second when Copeland and Z. Tupker sprung Ben Tupker on PK to beat Jarrett Fiske for SHG at 2:15. Kemptville with man advantage bounced back when Fiske caught Kiefer up the wing to Jesse Dick driving hard to handicap Connor Murphy for PPG at 2:51 to put 73’s within one. Kemptville tied it up with PP, as Dick back to Kiefer on point over to Cameron McLean to stuff it home at 12:42. Canadians’ Beckstead with Gagnon to find Keenan Reynolds to break the tie at 16:29. Jesse Dick pulled his magic with his second goal of the afternoon with combination of Domitrovic and Samson to even up the score to close out the second at 17:15. 73’s outgunned Canadians 11 to 6.

Final twenty, Carleton Place’s Ben Tupker picked up a garbage goal for his second, assisted by Z. Tupker, and Bolton break the tie at 15:24. Fiske would sit out for extra attacker at 18:43 and Canadians’ Reynolds knocked down a clearing attempt to Cole Beckstead EN for his second at 19:58 to give them 5- 3 victory. Canadians 11 SOG to 73’s 7.

Kemptville made a good showing with their 5 PP attempts with two results, and Carleton Place with 5 without any results.

Friday night with new direction from the bench to battle the aggressive Brockville Braves on their home ice without two key snipers in the 73’s lineup ran out of time for a 2-1 loss. With a scoreless initial as both clubs kept it close to the vest and Braves outgunning 73’s by 15-6, Jarret Fiske put on a clinic.

Brockville opened the second with man advantage, as Casey to Kerr to Fred Allaire for PPG at 1:39 to drive it past Jarrett Fiske to draw first blood. Another PP from Piercey, with Hawkins to Chase McCardle at 17:06 to wrap up the period. Brockville still outshooting Kemptville 16-7.

Last twenty miler was a fast and furious affair, with both stoppers keeping their team in the third. Kemptville spoiled Antoine Bourdeau’s SO attempt, with Ryan Pawlikowski’s lone effort at 17:52. 73’s gave their stopper a rest to add another attacker at 19:14 without any results, and fell to the Braves 2-1. Kemptville managed to put 8 SOG to Brockville’s 7.

Brockville had three PP opportunities which resulted in their two goals and Kemptville only one attempt without results.

73’s next home game is Wednesday, December 12, at 7:30, when they face Carleton Place Canadians.

Congratulations to Jesse Dick, as the Ottawa 67’s recognized his talent and signed him to play in the OHL. John Beaton was recruited to Team Canada East.

Remember Kemptville 73’s season ticket’s and memorabilia make great Christmas Gifts. Hockey with EDGE…excellent, economical, exciting, entertainment….support your 73’s.
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