by the sportsguy
Cornwall Colts stampeded Kemptville 73’s for Sunday afternoon affair on 73’s ice to walk away with a close SO win, as the stoppers put on a clinic. 73’s celebrated pre-Remembrance Day, as the Royal Canadian Legion with official colour guard featuring Ron Anderson with Ray Ansell, for opening with honourary puck drop from Ed Jchajkowski.
Domitrovic flying up the wing, over to Wood, across to Joseph Samson driving to the net, to lift it top shelf over Michael Carr at 5:04 to put 73’s on the board. Kemptville hammered Cornwall 18 SOG to 5. Colts tied it up with man advantage at 14:35, with Dirven finding Konnor MacCormick for PPG to beat Nick Bond. Kemptville closed second with 12 SOG to Cornwall 10.
Final twenty: end-to-end action for both squads, creating their opportunities only to be shutdown by both stoppers to keep the third scoreless and force OT. 73’s outgun Colts 10‑5.
OT was fast and furious end-to-end without results to create the unfair SO.
Eight snipers to beat the hot goalies and, finally, the final Colts shooter Justin McCrae beat Nick Bond for 2‑1 victory.
Kanata Lasers peppered Kemptville 73’s with 32 to 19 to give them a tight 3‑2 win on their home surface Thursday evening. Just 27 seconds into the first, Bryson Michel, with helpers from Markhauser and Poeze, drew first blood for Kanata to beat Nick Bond at :27. Both teams held each other at bay the rest of the period, with Kanata outshooting Kemptville 9‑3.
Kemptville opened the second on PK, when Nick Domitrovic, assisted by Jefferies, past Connor Corrigan at 2:49 to even it up. Lasers moved ahead at 9:29 with man advantage, as Trevor Poeze PPG, assisted from Nocita and Sleeth. Go ahead for Kanata, as Connor Sleeth combined with Nocita at 16:24 to wrap up session, with Lasers placing 20 SOG to 73’s 10.
Last twenty, Kemptville initiated comeback with McLean from point to Pawlikowski to find Fry in the lane to make it a 2-goal deficit. Final twenty would end without Kemptville able to beat the clock and suffer a 4‑2 loss and outgun Laser’s by 6‑3. Kemptville had 4 PP opportunities without results, and Kanata with 3 PP for 1 result.
Kemptville 73’s hosted the Pembroke Lumber Kings Friday evening, to break their losing streak with a 4‑2 victory. Kemptville on the sheet tape to tape from Bond with Williams as Cole Dennison receives a birthday gift to redirect over Jack Ryan at 14:53 to end the period 1‑0 and outshoot Lumber Kings 15‑10.
Second stanza, Pembroke caught 73’s with poor line change, as Lewis, with Douglas head man to Brendan Browne, to rifle it by Jarrett Fiske 6:03 for tie. Lumber Kings off the wall during poor clearing attempt gave Brendan Dempsey a marker, assisted by Browne and Weber at 13:01. 73’s answered with tic tac toe from Samson and Dennison, across to Jarrett Williams with perfect backhand for tie at 17:13. 73’s slammed Lumber Kings 15 to 9.
Twenty miler, with 73’s extra attacker, capitalized when Domitrovic, with Dick to Ryan Pawlikowski above the circle for his PPG at 12:29 for tie breaker. Pembroke pulled their stopper 18:53 for extra offense and Dick controlled the wall to break Jefferies through the neutral zone over to Nicholas Domitrovic for his EN at 19:01 to give the 73’s the insurance and win. Pembroke outgunned Kemptville 13‑9. Kemptville with 3 PP only 1 result, and Pembroke 2 attempts without results.
Fan zone: More zip to transition, better follow through in trenches, still not shutting down opponents in the neutral zone, not capitalizing on PP, excellent PK, too much flat‑footed causing off‑side, not taking advantage of club speed.
Don’t forget to attend a special Royal LePage Team Toy Mountain Friday, November 30. FREE admission for unwrapped toys for girl and boy.
Next home game 73’s host Hawkesbury Hawks Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 and Sunday, November 18, the hot Ottawa Junior Senators are in town at 2 pm. Watch for the Kemptville 73’s season ticket launch.
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