by the sportsguy
Kemptville 73’s hosted the Pembroke Lumber Kings for back to back weekly battle on home ice, with the first on Tuesday evening in which the Lumber Kings toppled them by 5 – 3.
Pembroke came out hot with aggression that worked as they hammered Kemptville physically to capitalize on three quick markers to open the first frame. Cam Hickman from Urbisci at 1:23 to beat Jacob Biron to draw first blood. Just one minute later with a D decline from the 73’s to give Connor Peet an open slot after assists from Foster with Dinis at 2:23 for Pembroke to lead 2 zip. Lumber Kings still on a tear as Rainey with Hicklin to find Alex Urbisci to mount a 3 goal advantage at 6:37. Kemptville stifled Ben Forget SO with extra man as Merrett held the line so Emile Trottier PPG could rifle a riser at 14:14 to close out the first. Kemptville punished by Pembroke with 10 – 2 SOG and 73’s capitalizing on 1 PP.
Palmer up the wall combined with Warner to catch Matthew Yakubowski gliding downtown to drive a rocket top shelf glove side to put the 73’s within one at 6:04.
SOG tighter as Pembroke outshot Kemptville 13 to 11 with each a PP without results.
Kemptville came out with a different attitude when Pembroke with PP and Trottier knocked down a stretch pass from behind the net that he flipped to Ty Whyte SHG on the doorstep to bang it home at 6:34 to knot it up at three. Man advantage for Lumber Kings when Urbisci with Rainey to set up Cam Hicklin PPG for his second of the game for a tie breaker at 10:26. The 73’s pulled Jacob Biron for extra attacker at 19:03 and Alex Urbisci ENG threw at the net to count his second at 19:33 to cap the contest with Lumber Kings 5 to 3 victory. The 73’s are outgunned by their opponent 15 to 8 without any PPG.
Kemptville 73’s determined to turn the tables on Friday evening after being toppled by Pembroke Lumber Kings 5 – 3 swath on Tuesday. The 73’s received restitution as they iced a fast and furious troop that was ready and willing to match the physicality of the Lumber Kings to squeeze a 4 to 3 win.
Pembroke on PP that Kemptville took advantage of a bad line change.
Blackwood recognized the situation to stretch it out to Merrett up the wing, snipe the net so Ty Whyte SHG could redirect for his 11th goal of the season at 8:39 to open first. Merrett flew through the neutral zone onto the tape of Brazier, across to Chase Lammi above the circle to put it behind Ben Forget at 10:29 to lead by two. Fennell out of the trenches to Henry in the slot and Benjamin Campeau pulled the trigger from the rebound at 17:47 for another 73’s mark. D combination of Merrett with Houle to penetrate the zone and Hunter Brazier pump it between the pegs to make it a 4 zip deficit at 18:39. Kemptville handed Pembroke PPG when Owen Rainey with helpers from Urbisci and Yeager over the pads of Conor Blackwood to blank his SO at 19:01. Kemptville doubled up with 14 to 7 SOG and one PPG on 4 attempts with a SHG recorded. Pembroke counted 1 PPG with three opportunities.
Kemptville started the second down a man for 1:41 which they killed.
Pembroke threw a greasy bouncing rubber for the only marker from Pratt Stetson with assists from Vassallo with Foster at 16:09 in the second stanza. Kemptville outgunned by 12 to 10 and not able to take advantage of their extra man and Pembroke failing with one attempt.
Final finale showed the disdain for each other as a donnybrook broke out to set up the future sin bin visits. Both teams with end to end action until the 16:11 click to give the Lumber Kings man advantage which they made count when Josh Brady PPG from Urbisci and Hicklin for a one goal difference at 16:48. The 73’s PK were tasked as they had to find another gear as they received an invitation to ride the pine at 19:43 and 19:55 to hold on to a tight 4 – 3 squeaker. Kemptville outshot Pembroke by one 8 – 7 with the Lumber Kings one PP on five attempts to the 73’s one unsuccessful attempt.
The 73’s face the Braves in Brockville on Friday, November 18 and will meet the Ottawa Junior Senators in Ottawa on Saturday, November 19. Next home contest will be on Tuesday, November 22 when the Cornwall Colts trot into the 73’s barn.
Hockey with EDGE…see you around the wall.