Kemptville 73s
Like a duck in a shooting gallery....after Jarrett Fiske faced 41 SOG by the Braves on Saturday night, he then was peppered with 40 SOG for Sunday matinee against Brockville Braves. One sided officiating handed Brockville 6 PP opportunities with 3 results to keep them in the battle and win the final contest by 5 - 3.

by the sportguy

Road trip to Pembroke to meet the Lumber Kings was not a successful venture, as the 73’s were chopped 6-3 last Sunday. Pembroke opened the first with Alex DiCarlo, assisted by Heidepriem and Palmer, to put it past Jarrett Fiske at 19:03. Kemptville outgunned Pembroke by one, with 9 SOG to 8 to close the initial frame.

Jacob Collins posted another marker, with helpers from Derraugh and DiCarlo, at 2:12 to give Lumber Kings 2-zip lead to start second session. Dick and Taylor combined to give Cole Dennison an opportunity to beat Seth Carter to put Kemptville on the board at 11:58. Pembroke responded with DiCarlo and Collins to Ethan Heidepriem at 12:14 to make it 3 to 1 contest. Samson with Suzuki found Gavin Wood to put the 73’s within reach at 12:38. Kemptville still outshooting Pembroke by 17 SOG to 10.

Third twenty was owned by Pembroke, as McIntyre with Lewis to Malcolm Palmer at 2:34 to open the period. York with Beaton for Ashton Fry to count only Kemptville goal to move them within one in final twenty at 8:51. Pembroke man advantage, with Ethan Heidepriem PPG picked up his second assisted from DiCarlo and Browne at 14:59. Kemptville pulled their stopper at 17:50 for extra attacker and got burnt with EN from Jacob to Browne to cap a 6-3 victory for Lumber Kings. Pembroke had 14 SOG to Kemptville 7. Kemptville with 3 PP opportunities without results and Pembroke 4 attempts with one PPG.

Another road game into Brockville Brave territory on Friday night was close battle against a top team to fall to 3-2 loss in OT. First frame remained scoreless after twenty gruelling minutes of end to end action. Braves shutdown 73’s with only 5 to 3 SOG.

Brockville with man up, Mack to Allison gave Nicholas Hawkins PPG to beat Jarrett Fiske at 6:36 to launch second stanza. Kemptville answered back with PPG at 9:42 when Suzuki back to Kiefer on point and Ashton Fry hammered it home past Antoine Bourdeau. Brockville peppered 18 SOG to Kemptville 6.

Kemptville down a man as Meyer stole the rubber to Nicholas Domitrovic flying through neutral zone for SHG and move ahead at :17 to start final go-around. Cote with DiGregorio found Ryan Glazer for tie to force OT at 3:36. Kemptville was hammered 16 SOG to 5. Both squads had equal opportunities to capitalize during OT, and at 3:53 Allison connected with Faith to find Chase McCardle to put it in for a Brockville 3 to 2 win.

Sunday matinee, the Brockville Braves were Kemptville 73’s barn to walk out with a 5-3 lopsided win. Brockville came out strong, when the first of questionable calls were assessed to 73’s and Mack with Allaire to Parker Casey flip it over sprawling Jarrett Fiske at 2:23 for PPG. Failure to clear the zone by Kemptville allowed Simon Kerr to blast one through the five hole to give Brockville 2 to zip lead at 5:24. Bond combination with Dick up the wing over to Joseph Samson to rifle it top shelf over Liam Souliere to put Kemptville on the board at 6:30. Dick sprang Samson through the neutral zone, and Jeff Taylor buried a rebound at 12:18 to end first all even. Brockville counted 14 SOG to Kemptville 6.

Tim Horton’s Boston Yellows, with backup from 73’s Gavin Wood and Thomson Phinney, provided entertainment between period for the fans.

Second twenty remained scoreless and going sideways as the sin bin being occupied regularly putting the PK on alert. Kemptville and Brockville managed 12 SOG each. Last twenty was going to be nasty, as officials lost control of game and all goals were capitalized on PP attempts.

Brockville opened with Allison to Kerr to find Emerick Nadeau all alone on the doorstep for PPG and tie breaker at 11:13. Another man advantage for Braves, as Chris Brown drove in the go ahead PPG with helpers from Casey and Hawkins at 12:10. At 18:33 Kemptville bounced back when Jefferies tic-tac-toe to Domitrovic, and Jared Patterson disposed the garbage for PPG to move them within one. 73’s pulled their stopper for extra attacker and got burnt at 19:03, when Casey broke up clearing pass over to Justin McRae to lift it in for EN and give the Braves another win.

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.

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