by the sportsguy
After a shoot-out loss to the Colts on Saturday night, the Ottawa Junior Senators wanted to punish their next victims, and they did, with a decisive 5‑2 win over the Kemptville 73’s on Sunday afternoon.
Initial period was a scoreless affair, with end-to-end action and Junior Sens out-shooting 73’s by one, 9 to 8. Ottawa opened the second with a flurry of goals from Kyle Jackson, assisted by Rowe and Piche at 1:53. Patrick Johnston at 2:13, with helpers from Toppa and Alsaif. Owen Cole from Battochio with Smart to beat Jarrett Fiske and make it a 3-goal spread for Junior Senators at 10:08. Kemptville broke Francis Boisver’st SO attempt when McLean launched one and Jesse Dick picked up the spoils at 19:26. Ottawa rallied back, with Brant and Manderville finding Geoff Dempster at 19:43. Junior Senators came on strong to wrap up second with 5‑1 lead when Danny Pilon found the back of the net, with helpers from Rowe and Manerville at 19:56. Junior Sens recorded 18 SOG to 73’s 10.
Kemptville, with new stopper Nick Bond between the pipes, kept Ottawa at bay in the final twenty and tried to rally back with helpers from Fry and Meyer to give Jacob Thousand his 12 goal at 10:46. 73’s had various opportunities to lessen the gap, but the clock ran out, to give Ottawa Junior Senators a 5‑2 victory. 73’s had 5 PP attempts and Junior Sens with 3 attempts without results.
Pembroke Lumber Kings were in Kemptville 73’s barn for a Friday evening confrontation, to be hammered 6‑2 by a hungry 73’s club. Quick pass and go from Pawlikowski, with Williams back to Hunter Fraser on point, to drive it past Jack Ryan at 1:43 for only marker, to put 73’s on the board. Pembroke 12 SOG to Kemptville 11 to launch the first.
Kemptville owned the next twenty, as Wood caught Dick flying up the wing, across to Nicholas Domitrovic from top of the circle, through the pipes at 12:29. With man advantage, Dick over to Domitrovic, off the half boards to Ryan Pawlikowski in lane for PPG at 14:40 for 3 goal lead. 73’s outshot Lumber King 11 to 10.
Last twenty, Kemptville’s first liner Meyer to Thousand pulled the trigger as Ashton Fry slammed it home for 3‑zip at 3:57 to chase Jack Ryan. Pembroke countered at 4:32, as Brendan Dempsey, with assist from Enright and Browne, split defence to beat Jarrett Fiske glove side to spoil stopper SO attempt. Twenty seconds later, at 4:52, Conner Warnholtz with helpers from Pudrycki, and Lewis backhanded top shelf to continue comeback for Pembroke. Kemptville’s Bond came off the boards to Dennison through the middle over to Jeff Taylor on the doorstep, over Darian McTavish into open space at 18:11. Pembroke pulled their stopper for extra attacker and Kemptville bounced on loose rubber from Bond ahead to Dennison across to Jeff Taylor for EN to lock up the win. Pembroke pelted Jarret Fiske 20 SOG to Kemptville 12. 73’s with 5 PP attempts with 1 PPG and Lumber Kings 3 PP without results.
Fan zone: really need to work on their staying power and stop sitting on a lead…PK is fantastic, but PP is weak…need to follow through with their checking before they cross the neutral zone…control the half boards…clean, crisp stick on stick passes.
Don’t forget to attend a special Royal LePage Team Mountain of Toys Friday, November 30, when 73’s host the Cornwall Colts at 7:30.
Congratulations to Ashton Fry for his next step in his hockey career, as he is committed to NCCA St. Lawrence University, and to Jacob Thousand to further his hockey career commitment to Division 3 Colby College for 2018/2019.
Remember, Kemptville 73’s season tickets and memorabilia make great Christmas Gifts.
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