by the sportsguy
Sunday matinee on the road to meet with the Carleton Place Canadians was the 7th loss in a row, to keep the Kemptville 73’s stagnant in the standings. Kemptville opened the first when Whitaker found Cameron Cotnam to beat Addison Lawrence at 10:57. Carleton Place countered when Austin Mourar, with helpers from Mosley and McDermott, to slam it by William Anderson to even it up at 11:34. Tie breaker came when Daniel Nelson, assisted by Bonfield and Brunette, to move Canadians forward at 15:04. Gagnon with Nelson set up Ryan Bonfield to find the back of the net at 18:15 to wrap up initial period, with 73’s in a hole again by 2, as Carleton Place closed with 3-1. Carleton Place doubled down out-shooting Kemptville 13-6 and both squads stayed off the slab.
End to end furious action, with Kemptville taking control of the SOG 9-4, with 3 PP, without results and Carleton Place with 1 failed PP attempt to remain scoreless in the second.
Last twenty, Canadians with man advantage found open space when Kean with Patton opened up Ryland Mosely at 9:43. Then, at 19:27, Kerfalla Toure, with helpers from Thorne and Hill, to end the contest with a 5-1 win for the Canadians. Carleton Place overwhelmed Kemptville by 18-4 and 73’s with 2 failed PP attempts.
On the road to face the Nepean Raiders on a borrowed ice surface in Smith’s Fall’s, finally the losing streak was over, as the 73’s pulled out two points with a shoot-out win of 3-2. First remained scoreless, as Kemptville doubled up on SOG 11-5, without any sin-bin time for either club. Kemptville drew first blood in the second, when Broda on the attack, back to Bond on point, and Chase Lammi rammed it home past Tyler Laureault at 17:37. Nepean countered with PPG from Josh Shimizu, with helpers from Miles and Tomisni, to beat Riley McCabe and even it up at 19:42. Raiders outgunned 73’s by 11-10 with one successful PP, and 73’s having no results with 4 PP to close out the second stanza.
73’s with man advantage to open the final session, as Wood sprung Suzuki free to find Jeff Taylor PPG, in the slot to hammer it between the posts at 3:50 to break the tie. Josh Shimizu on the doorstep answered with his second tally of the game at 7:12, after being assisted by Larkin with Shanklin for a tie and force OT. Kemptville doubled again with 9-4 SOG, and both squads with 2 PP, in which 73’s connected on one. OT came and went scoreless with each team having opportunities and Nepean outshooting Kemptville by with 5-4, no slab time.
Going into the unfair shoot-out, Raiders hit back when Josh Shimizu and Brazier countered for 73’s. Second round neither team capitalized, as Jesse Dick nor Evan Boucher could find the back of the net. Third stream, the stoppers shut-down Makado Suzuki and Partick Larkin to remain tied. Next round, Tyson Tomisini stoned by Riley McCabe, as Chase Lammi pumped one by Tyler Laureault to bring it home for Kemptville.
Big night in Kemptville’s barn as they shared Mountain of Toys drive with Royal LePage Team Kemptville, when they hosted Rockland Nationals that were not interested in sharing, as they spanked our boys, with a little help, 5-2.
Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to assist the RLT Team with their annual event. Between the first and second period, RLT rolled out their trailer to be filled with toys for boys and girls to be distributed locally for Christmas. Over 125 toys were handed in by the players and fans to be placed under the RLT tree, as well as cash that was also donated for the cause.
Game report next week.
Next home games in November : Friday, November 29…Pembroke Lumber Kings in our barn. Mark it on your calendar and on your to do list for the weekend.
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