73’s too hot to handle…Matt Thomas transitioned up the wall to Tyler Melvin, onto Hunter Brazier tape to snipe it home early in the initial frame for his first of two. Kemptville clawed back to record 8 - 4 victory in front of 359 fans and increase their winning streak to five as they push for a playoff berth with only twelve scheduled games

by the sportsguy

Nepean Raiders were in the 73’s barn for Friday evening meeting looking to break Kemptville winning streak only to be defeated by 8 – 4 as the 73’s increased their streak to five. Tim Bits displayed their skills during the first intermission to add to the evening entertainment in front of 359 fans.

Kemptville came out hot with Thomas sending it up the wall to Melvin tape to tape to Hunter Brazier to snipe it by Joshua Branton at 1:37. Fennell out of the trenches to Trottier to reverse to Nathan Merrett on the point for 2 zip lead at 8:00. Nepean countered at 9:34 when Jack Matsukubo, with assists from Caldwell with Reinisch, put it past Alex Musielak. Reinisch with Nicolas Papineau at 10:12 to knot it at 2.

Hunter Brazier picked up his second to open the second with helpers from C.Bennett with Melvin at 8:41 for the 73’s tie breaker. The Raiders tied it at 11:52 with a goal from a combination of Graham and Joshua Reid. Vollett crossed to Yakubowski to launch one that Matthew O’Doherty could redirect into the net at 19:00 for a one goal lead.

Yakubowski cycled with Henry to Benjamin Campeau to rifle it between the pegs at 2:21 to start the last twenty for the 73’s. Nepean within 5 min. PP at 3:27 as Luke Posthumus PPG assisted by Matsukubo and Larkin at 3:42. SHG for Kemptville when Yakubowski stretched it out to Campeau going downtown to find Ty Whyte SHG in the lane at 5:51 to beat replacement Luca Sandu after his teammate got run over. Two more PP for the 73’s when Nathan Merrett PPG with helpers from Henry with Brazier for his second at 18:21. Then at 18:46 when Yakubowski combined with Whyte to have Carter Vollett pull the trigger top shelf for a 8 to 4 romp. Kemptville 45 to 25 SOG with 2/6 PP and opponents 1/2. 

Saturday night’s alright, but not for the 73’s as they were thrashed by the Ottawa Junior Senators 7 – 3 during a road meeting and to conclude their winning streak.

Kemptville placed it behind Rorke Applebee on PP at 4:38 when Matthew Yakubowski PPG with helpers from Brazier and Campeau opened the first. Then the wheels fell off the wagon as Kemptville dug themselves a hole. Ottawa tied it at 9:28 when Anton Sorenson, assisted by Protz with Villiard, put it past Alex Musielak. The 73’s would ride the pine and the Junior Senators took advantage with extra attackers. Chase Lammi PPG with assists from Ross and Hebert at 12:08. Gentile with Velocci to Anton Sorenson PPG at 13:35, and then Emile Villiard PPG with helpers from Ross with Hebert. 

Ottawa owned the second on PP as Ross combined with Mickael Hebert PPG at 6:59. Lucas Staresinic assisted by Losier with Gauthier to chase Alex Musielak to an early shower at 10:04.

Final twenty saw Zachary Losier with helpers from Sorenson and Bedard through Jacob Biron to keep the flood gates open at 7:36 to make it a 7 – 1 runaway. Kemptville removed the lead from their skates and tried to claw their way out the hole with Benjamin Campeau from Melvin with Brazier at 8:59. Nicolas Bennett with helpers from Thomas with Logue at 14:29 to suffer a tough loss after chasing the game all evening.

Ottawa with 45 SOG to Kemptville 33 and 4/8 PP to1/4.

Next home battle is with Brockville Braves for Monday’s Family Day matinee at 2 pm.

See you around the wall…hockey with EDGE.


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