by the sportsguy
Thursday afternoon, the Kemptville 73’s hosted the Brockville Braves for their annual School Day Game. Approximately 695 students witnessed the devastating five to zip slaughter.
Brockville opened the first when Sam Allison, with helpers from Biniaris and Bowditch, snapped the first over the glove of William Anderson at 15:11. Kemptville with 12 SOG to 10 for Brockville and 1 PP, without results.
Brockville counted for another when Josh Spratt, assisted by McRae with Wuth, rifled one on top shelf to make it 2 to 0 at 18:22. Brockville turned the SOG around with 12 to 10 and each club 1 PP.
Final twenty, the floodgates opened for Braves, as all shots were targeted for just above glove side to mark 3 unanswered goals. Konnor MacCormick with helpers from McRae and Spratt at 1:38. Bowditch sprang Clay Korpi to add to the count at 5:33. Final goal at 10:18 as Troy Bowditch slipped behind the 73’s “D”, after they were caught pinching the line. Very tight third with Braves 7 SOG and 6 for 73’s, and Brockville 2 PP with Kemptville 3 PP. Kemptville 73’s faced a hot stopper, Jake Begley.
Coaches comments: “Great day for the community, with KUDOS to Irene for organizing the event”…”really nice to see all the kids come out”…”unfortunately our team had a bad day”.
Friday evening road battle in the “Bears’ Den” at Smiths Falls, the boys ran into a “hot” stopper to get devoured with a 6 – 1 loss. After digging a hole for yourself in the first, it is extremely demoralizing to have to play catch up for the rest of the evening.
Smiths Falls came out hard to beat Riley McCabe with four targeted shots into the back of the net to round off the first period. McKenney set up Brody Fournier at 3:41, then at 3:57, Alex Lewis on his own, to make it a two goal romp. Leeson found Theo Todd for yet another marker at 10:12 and the Bears would satisfy their hunger with Noah Adams, with helpers from Lariviere and Leeson at 15:36 to close off the blood bath. 73’s outshot Bears by 11 to 9 and stayed clear of the “sin bin”, while Bears spend 2 PIM, giving their opposition PP that didn’t happen.
Kemptville 73’s replaced their backstop after giving up 4 unanswered snipes with William Anderson, and shutdown the feeding frenzy of the Smiths Falls Bears with a scoreless second stanza. 73’s spent most of their time in the Bears’ end, but couldn’t get it across the final line as they outgunned their opponents by 19 – 9 with 2 PP opportunities.
Final twenty miler, Smiths Falls had their second course as they feasted on Kemptville for 2 more points, when Lewis with Russet to find Cameron McLean on point at 0:39. Kemptville’s Joseph Samson (1) with his first goal of the season and game, with helpers from Brazier and Patterson at 11:13 to spoil Jake Smith’s SO. Smiths Falls pounced on a loose puck to make it count from Trudel and Helmer, to Andre Simard at 17:53 to give them a 6 – 1 victory. Smiths Falls managed to out shoot Kemptville by 12 – 10, with a 5 minute PP and 73’s without capitalizing on a PP.
Our boys are a young crew that can skate with the best, but could launch more hits and restructure their PP and maybe re-sight their sticks. They certainly are determined to get the monkey off their back and turn around their losing streak.
Next home games in November : Friday, November 22, 7:30 pm, Mountain of Toys Game against Rockland Nationals. Friday, November 29, Movember Game against Pembroke Lumber Kings in our barn. Mark these on your calendar and on your to do list for November.
This week’s coaches’ “Digger Award” goes to Joseph Samson for his contribution displayed in Smiths Falls.
Hockey with edge… a cut above the rest… show you care… see you there.