by the sportsguy
On the road to Pembroke to meet the Lumber Kings for Sunday, January 6 afternoon matinee was a back and forth effort from both teams as they required OT to settle accounts with a Pembroke win of 4-3.
Joseph Samson came on strong, stripping the rubber to beat Bennett Oxborogh between the pipes at 16:31 for Kemptville to draw first blood. Pembroke bounced back to tie it when Derraugh and Douglas found Mason McTavish to slide one by Jarrett Fiske at 18:48 to end first. 73’s blasted the Lumber Kings 19 SOG to 9.
Pembroke, with man advantage, capitalized with Michael Douglas PPG assisted by Browne and McTavish at 15:14 for go ahead. Kemptville answered back with a razzle dazzle play from Beaton and Fry, so Ryan Pawlikowski could pump it past the stopper to even the odds and close out the second at 18:32. Lumber Kings came out on top of 73’s with 18 to 11 SOG.
Final twenty at the :32 mark, as Pawlikowski with McLean back to Charlie Keifer inside the circle for his fifth of the season to put Kemptville ahead. Lumber Kings came back to force OT when Matteas Derraugh, with helpers from DiCarlo and Douglas, to tie it at 3 at 7:20. Pembroke managed to outshoot Kemptville by 9 to 8 to end regular time. Lumber Kings pulled their stopper at 19:26, but the clock ran out and the 73’s picked up a 4-2 win.
End to end action into OT, as DiCarlo with Pakmer to break out Mason McTavish at 3:38 to give Lumber Kings a 4-3 victory.
Kemptville had 5 PP attempts without results and Pembroke with 4 capitalizing on 1.
After the close game in Pembroke on Sunday, the 73’s were hungry for revenge on their home ice Friday night and they handed it out with 4-2 score. Warnholtz to Jacob from the draw, over to Brendan Browne as he split the “d” past a surprised Thomson Phinney to put Pembroke on the sheet at :42 to end period. Kemptville oushot Pembroke by 10 to 8.
Second frame belonged to Kemptville, as they came out banging and fore checking with a vengence. Dennison and Samson blew the neutral zone with pass and go through the middle to Jared Patterson in the slot for his first of the battle with a quick back hand over sprawled Seth Carter to tie it at 1:28. Jared Patterson recorded his second as Wood with Domitrovic driving hard to the goal to lift it high shelf over stopper at 9:23 to end the session ahead by 2 . Kemptville still controlling SOG with 14 to 11.
Last twenty Samson from half boards out to Wood and Nicholas Dimotrovic in the shooting lane launched it between the pipes top shelf at 2:03. Break-out with Samson and Domitrovic back to Cameron McLean on point into open space at 9:46 to give Kemptville 3 goal lead. Pemroke tried to come back on a PP at 17:04 when Connor Warnholtz with helpers from Browne and DiCarlo.
Kemptville had 4 opportunites for PP without results and Pembroke 3 attempts with 1 result.
Face offs were in favour of Kemptville, winning 75% in both ends, very strong 200 foot game with the new centre showing his worth….really need to make PP count and follow through on checks…stop opponents before they cross the line…..quick, crisp transition “D to D and out”.
As one fan expressed after the contest, “this was great entertainment and has opened his eyes to what Jr hockey is all about”….so get out and support your team.
Next home game the Ottawa Junior Senators are in our barn on Tuesday, January 15, at 6:30 pm (not 7:30 pm start).
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.