I hear you knocking, but you can't come in...73's came sniffing around the doorstep of Hawks' Matthew Petizian but kept getting shutdown. 73's Jeff Taylor on the attack, trying to make it happen during Wednesday night’s battle in their home barn.

by the sportsguy

73’s walked away with a 2 to 1 road trip victory over Nepean Raiders on Sunday to keep them in the race. Nepean opened the first with Binnie and Bourhas finding Ryan Horvath to beat Jarrett Fiske at 16:09 and close it out with Kemptville outshooting Nepean 15‑7.

Second stanza with end to end action, as Fry combined with Beaton, over to Ryan Pawlikowski to pull the trigger past Logan Bateman to even it up at 17:17 and head to dressing room with Kemptville hammering 21 SOG to Nepean 7 SOG.

Last frame tie breaker from Meyer and Thousand back to Hunter Fraser on point through the pipes at 18:03 to give 73’s 2‑1 win. 73’s outgunned Raiders by 11‑7. Kemptville couldn’t take advantage of 8 PP attempts and Nepean 5 opportunities without results.

Wednesday evening, with Hawkesbury Hawks in town, was plagued by unfortunate encounters beating themselves and facing a hot stopper to hand the 73’s a 5‑1 loss in front of home fans.

First period was spent in Kemptville’s end, with continuous pressure as Jeremy Cote strolled around the net with back hand over Nick Bond’s shoulder at 9:49 to open it up and close out with Hawks outshooting 73’s 16 to 6.

Bad line change allowed Jeremie Lavallee to re‑direct after Tinling, with Marleau, controlled play at 14:20 to add to Hawks lead. Man advantage at 17:59 gave Jeremie Lavallee PPG, and second with helpers from Crete and Elia to make it 3‑zip for Hawkesbury. Kemptville outgunned 15 to 11.

Final twenty, 73’s spoiled Matthew Petizian’s SO attempt with man advantage, as Beaton with Fry combined to find Jared Patterson in the lane for PPG at 10:14. Yanic Crete, from Lavallee and Tinling at 11:45, to give Hawkesbury 3-point lead. Jeremy Cote picked up his second, assisted by Nantais and Yovetich, at 12:14 to stop the 73’s bleeding with 5‑1 final. Kemptville pumped 17 SOG, but couldn’t beat Hawkesbury, as they managed 7. Kemptville had 6 PP with 1 result, and Hawkesbury with 1 for 3 attempts.

73’s trapped the Bears in their den, as Ashton Fry recorded a hat trick and 6‑2 victory Friday night. Kemptville opened the initial period with man advantage, as Wood and Fraser holding the line found Jesse Dick PPG top of the circle, past Jake Smith at 5:16. Ashton Fry, with helpers from Thousand and Wood, to post his first of three at 14:06 and chase Jake Smith at 14:29 to end with 2-goal lead. Kemptville outshot Smiths Falls 13 to 7.

Smiths Falls, with man advantage, broke Jarrett Fiske’s SO attempt when Ryan Richardson’s PPG, assisted by Russett and Shankar, at 5:11. 73’s on PP at 7:47, as Beaton with Patterson across to Joseph Samson to pull the trigger past Alex Zoutis for two goal lead. Another man advantage, Ashton Fry with PPG stroked his second assisted from Patterson with Kiefer at 19:58. Bears came out with 12‑9 SOG over 73’s.
Last twenty with Smiths Falls on PP when Rowland and Cuffley combined with Reid Russett for PPG at 2:23. At 16:37, Domitrovic attacked the zone with Ashton Fry to mark his hat trick and close out the night with 6‑2 win. Bears posted 13 SOG to 73’s 10.

Smiths Falls’ undisciplined play forced them in a hole and they had to chase the game. Kemptville had 9 opportunities with 3 results, and Smiths Falls 4 attempts with 2 goals.
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See you at the next game, and please feel free to express some of your thoughts about your concerns and experiences.

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