by the sportsguy
Sunday’s matinee on Navan ice surface saw Tyler Laureault pull stopper duty for Kemptville, and Carter Garvie for Navan, with the Grads outshooting the 73’s by 38 to 27 to take a 5-2 victory.
Kemptville drew first blood at 4:01in the first, when Taylor combined with Krulicki to find Ty Whyte in the slot to find the back of the net. Blake Hall answered with assists from Orpana and Lovisek for a tie at 11:27.
Tiebreaker from Ty Whyte after Tyler and Krulicki tick-tac-toe on to his stick from top of the circle at just :16 to open the second. Floodgates open with Grads PP, as Callum Chau PPG, with helpers from Louette-Issac and Lovisek, at 3:54 to even it up. Justin Louette-Issac, assisted by Chau with Faust, for go ahead at 9:00. Callum Chau tallied his second with helpers from Parsons and Drouin at 14:51 for the insurance.
The 73’s pulled their stopper at 17:32 for extra attacker, without success. Alec Lovisek, from Orpana and Chau, for ENG at 19:04 to stop the bleeding. Jason summarized the scrimmage, “they played hard, but took too many penalties with 9 to 4 PP’s differential, basically a full period short handed for us. We beat ourselves, as we were dominating the play with 5 on 5.”
Smiths Falls Bears were on the Municipality ice for Friday’s evening challenge. 73’s Connor Blackwood, with Dalton McBride and Will McEvoy between the pipes for the Bears. Kemptville outgunned their opponents 43 to 28 and 5 PP attempts, capitalizing on 4 with a decisive 10 to 1 runaway.
Lammi reversed to York on the line, dished ahead to Patrick Larkin to put Kemptville in the drivers seat at 4:35. Connor Blackwood would shine when he shut down Owen Watson from Smiths Falls after being awarded a penalty shot at 5:46. Cavallin combined with Benjamin Campeau to rifle it home at 8:12. Smooth transition from Haughian with stretch pass to Savignac, with Nathan Merritt from the point directing past sprawling stopper to give the 73’s a 3 zip lead. Larkin touch and go, across to Lammi so Devon Savignac could snap it blocker side to bulge the mesh at 14:20 to close out the first.
Second stanza continued with the onslaught from 73’s with man advantage, as Houle held the line to flip the rubber to Savignac, over to Chase Lammi PPG, to slip it through the five hole at 5:19. Another PP, when Larkin back to York on the point, so Chase Lammi PPG chased McBride to the showers and gave Chase his second marker for the evening at 7:10. Howie, from half board to O’Doherty, on to the tape of Grady Logue, to punch it by Will McEvoy at 8:25. Krulicki penetrated the line with Taylor in tow to Ty Whyte perched on the doorstep, to lift it top shelf at 9:14. Defensive miscue in Kemptville’s zone allowed Jacob Lesser, with helpers from McLean and Chipman, to spoil Connor Blackwood’s SO attempt at 19:48.
Final twenty, Smiths Falls still couldn’t plug the holes in the dyke, as Lammi controlled the play back to Howie on the line to Brock Krulicki PPG from the half circle into open space at 5:45. Another PP at 11:05, when Howie with Merrett kept it active, and Jeff Taylor PPG pumped the rubber behind the stopper to cease the bleeding and give Kemptville a 10 to 1 victory.
Shawn Fensel expressed his thoughts, “great victory for us, the guys played well, you could see we were dialed in at the drop of the puck and able to put in a strong effort for the entire game. It was great to see Connor Blackwood step in and make some excellent saves to cover some breakdowns we had. Chase Lammi continues to be a force for us, and we are excited to see where he will take his game to down the stretch.”
Next home meeting, with the high flying Hawkesbury Hawks for a Sunday matinee, will be much more challenging for your 73’s.