by the sportsguy
Ottawa Junior Senators faced Kemptville 73’s on their home turf for a Friday evening frenzy for their final back to back exhibition challenges that they posted a 3 – 2 victory.
Opening period was end to end entertaining excitement with opportunities from both teams to be shut-down by their stoppers to close it out scoreless.
Second stanza Melvin combined with Ryan Rutley rifling one past Will Mizenko to draw first blood at 6:59 for the 73’s. After the puck was dug out of the trenches and directed to Tyler Melvin encroaching the line to hammer it home at 7:34 to make it a 2 goal lead for Kemptville. Leblanc to Thomas Barney put a squeaker by Jacob Biron at 13:46 to put Ottawa on the board. Kemptville answered back with the game winner from Gavin McDougall in the slot at 14:52.
Final twenty in the first minute Junior Senators launched a comeback as Alexandre Cote with a helper from Barney found the back of the net at :52. Ottawa pulled their stopper at 18:35 for extra attacker without results to wrap up a 3 to 2 win for the 73’s.
Ottawa recorded 33 SOG with 0/3 PP and Kemptville 30 SOG with 0/1.
Kemptville ventured into Ottawa on Saturday evening to meet the Junior Senators for the last exhibition battle that slipped away from them with a 4 to 3 loss.
Ottawa counted first with Ben Albright from Poudrette to slam it home past Jacob Baron at 2:04. The 73’s evened it up at 15:39 with man advantage and the magic of Fennell, Logue unto the tape of Nicholas Bennett PPG to drive it by Hayden Duncan.
Hayden Duncan was replaced with Will Mizenko for Ottawa to start the second. Tie breaker for the Junior Senators when Bedard set up Ryanlee Wadden at 2:28. Extra attacker for Kemptville allowed Emile Trottier PPG to capitalize after Rutley found him in the triangle to blast it through Will Mizenko at 11:52 for a tie. Kozya with Kay tic-tac-toe to Parker Holmes on his horse to launch a missile top shelf to give Kemptville the lead at 15:06.
Last twenty was owned by Ottawa as Albright to Alexandre Cote at 5:53 to even it at 3 all. Game winner for Junior Senators when Murdoch assisted Ryan Zabchuck to make it official with a win of 4 to 3 at 13:57. Kemptville substituted Jacob Baron for extra man at 18:10 without success.
Ottawa outshot Kemptville by 36 to 32 with 0/3 PP and the 73’s ⅔ PP.
Kemptville opens their regular season schedule with the Nepean Raiders in their home barn on Friday, September 22.
Hockey with EDGE….see you around the boards.