by G.J. the sportsguy
Kemptville 73’s roll down the highway to meet with the Canadians of Carleton Place for a Friday evening contest before their Thanksgiving Showcase on Sunday matinee. Kemptville utilized the full 200 feet and ran the 60 miler into OT to resolve the see-saw battle with a 4 to 3 win.
Carleton Place drew first blood at 10:19 when Bill Gourgon with an assist from Ryan flipped it by Jacob Biron to open the initial twenty.
Kemptville countered in the second when Haughian transitioned up to Loreto to Ben Kozya his first of the season, to drive it home past Ian Vandenberg at 10:59. Shaw aligned with Matthew Montoni for his first in the lane for the tie breaker at 11:19. Canadians’ Bill Gougon posted his second with a solo effort at 11:45 to even it up.
First minute of the final twenty as Loreto combined with Trottier to give Ben Kozya his second at :28 to move Kemptville ahead. A lone attack from Thomas Enrietto at 3:33 for Carleton Place to even it at three and force OT.
Game winner from Kozya with Trottier to Matt Thomas for season first at 3:02 to award Kemptville 4 to 3 win.
Kemptville managed 28 SOG with 0/3 PP and Carleton Place 25 SOG with 0/4 PP.
The 73’s ran over the Ottawa Junior Senators 6 to 1 during a Sunday matinee in their initial Thanksgiving Showcase schedule, which turned into a Ty Whyte exhibition with a “hattie” and assist.
Kemptville had a man advantage on an attack with Whyte up the wall to Rutley onto Grady Logue’s PPG stick in the slot to beat Hayden Duncan at 1:38 to start the first at 1:38.
Winning goal at 8:20 when Thomas threw it to Logue to Ty Whyte for his first and Kemptville a two goal lead. Ottawa answered back when Jordan Graham with helpers from Dietsch and Moline put it behind Jacob Biron at 12:45. Sydney Loreto recorded his first of the season with assists from Thomas and Logue for Kemptville insurance at 13:47. The bleeding continued as Fennell caught Logue to find Ty Whyte in the rocking chair for his second to give 73’s three goal credit at 17:55.
Montoni combined with Bennett to give Tanner Fennell his first of the season at 12:17 in the last twenty to make it 5 to 1 for Kemptville. Ty Whyte unleashed his talent when he counted his “hattie” and stopped the bloodshed at 16:45 to give the 73’s 6 to 1 victory.
Kemptville outshot their opponent by 32 to 29 and 1/4 PP to 0/2.
Coach thought they exemplified a good 60 minute effort limiting their opposition’s scoring chances and played well without the puck. The offensive game clicked on point to capitalize on scoring opportunities that were created by our guys moving their feet either off the rush or down low.
Kemptville met the Renfrew Wolves for another matinee in the Thanksgiving Showcase on Monday to fall short 4 to 3.
Renfrew struck first to open the first period when Joshua Penney with helpers from Pellelier and Alegria to pump it past Jacob Biron at 6:27. Kemptville got on the board as the “D” of Haughian with Fennell penetrating the zone to Benjamin Kay on the doorstep to pull the trigger around Viacheslav Gordeichuk at 8:08.
Ty Whyte from Fennell for Kemptville took the lead at 1:04 to begin the second stanza. Renfrew countered when Dane Carter counted his first of the game from Grainger at 5:51 to make it two all. The flood gates opened at 15:02 for the Wolves as Joshua Penney with an assist from Grainger to break the tie. Dane Carter posted his second with helpers from Letourneau and Morton for Renfrew’s insurance at 17:38 to head into the third with a two goal lead.
Kemptville started the last twenty behind by two until the magical combination of Logue with Ty Whyte for his second to cut the lead by one at 9:49. Unfortunately the 73’s picked up a four minute infraction to put them further behind at 17:14, blocking any hope of a comeback and 4 to 3 loss to break their streak.
Renfrew outgunned Kemptville 39 to 28 with both teams recording 0/4 PP.
Kemptville’s final game on the schedule is Tuesday morning at 10:45 am to face the Cornwall Colts.
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