Hunter Brazier leans into it to launch a missile for second goal of the Friday night’s 8-4 runaway during the D.I.F.D game against the Nepean Raiders

by the sportsguy

Hawkesbury Hawks in flight for matinee scrummage on Sunday, when they took Kemptville off their game to post a 4-1 win. Tyler Lareault for the 73’s, with Mathew Tovell for the Hawks, drew the short straws as stoppers for their clubs. Kemptville struck first, when Lammi reversed to Howie from below the line to shovel it to Devon Savignac to rip one top shelf at 4:25 for 73’s only contribution.

Second go around at 4:37, with Kemptville PP, after incomplete stretch pass Toure found Kerfalla Toure SHG on the doorstep for a tie. Second closed with the continuous swinging doors in the sin bin without either squad able to capitalize 

Hawkesbury came out flying for the last twenty and recorded three more goals. Thomas Cussan assisted by Sauve and Hlusiak at 4:34 for the tiebreaker. Go ahead strike came at 5:45 on PP from Mark Cooper PPG, with helpers from Hlusiak and Cussan. Another PPG from Ryan Murphy, assisted by Sauve, to plug the dyke at 10:57 and give Hawkesbury a 4 to 1 victory.

Shawn stated, “it was a learning experience and a great test we can learn from, if we want to be successful down the stretch. The Hawks have a number of veteran players who understand the way to win playoff games.”

Tyler Laureault for Kemptville 73’s, and Emile Savoie for Cornwall Colts, would be the stoppers for Thursday evening escapade. Kemptville outgunned Cornwall 27 to 18 to hold on for a 3-2 win. Kemptville found themselves in the sin-bin for Cornwall’s two initial goals in the first. Emerick Nadeau PPG, assisted by Tallman with Laferriere at 5:27, and Aaron Shaw PPG, with helpers from Gagnon and Miron at 6:15, to close out the period. Kemptville countered when Houle combined with Adam Cavallin in the second at 2:53. Merrett transitioned a long ball to Brazier up the wall across to Grant Eastwood to drive it home at 6:00 for the tie. Tiebreaker came after York’s stretch pass up to Morency, saucer pass to Hunter Brazier to find the back of the net at 16:12. Last twenty remained scoreless, even though the Colts pulled their stopper at 19:12. The 73’s held on for a 3-2 squeaker, but missing on 5 PP opportunities.

Friday night special event for D.I.F.D, the Kemptville 73’s engaged the Nepean Raiders. The 73’s punished their opponents 8-4, out shooting them 35-27. Kemptville drew first blood, as Savignac caught Taylor through the neutral zone, over to Brock Krulicki who pulled the trigger into the mesh at 6:14. A 73’s miscue by the “D” to clear their zone, when Jordan Grahame came through the middle to even it up at 10:48.  Zachary Lefebvre, assisted by Melvin and Rivard, to give the Colts the lead at 11:34. Raiders with man advantage when 73’s Krulicki stripped his opponent, on to the tape of Devon Savignac SHG to even it at 2 to end the seesaw match at 15:40.

Larkin, with Lammi, performed their magic to setup Grant Eastwood from the half circle for Kemptville’s tiebreaker at 2:33. Nepean on PP when Adam Cater, with helpers from Bennett and Rivard, even it up yet again at 4:51. Kemptville bounced back with PP, as Brazier shuffled it to York on the point, over to Johnny Howie to drive it home at 6:37. Eastwood combined to Taylor on the doorstep so Hunter Brazier could poke it through the five-hole at 10:28 for a 5-3 romp for Kemptville. The 73’s connected, as Brazier on the attack to flip it back to Howie who launched a howitzer, and Chase Lammi redirected the rubber into open space at 15:03. Undisciplined choices by the 73’s give the Raiders a two-man advantage, which they capitalize on with Tyler Melvin PPG, with assist from Bennett and Hillier, at 17:03. Hunter Brazier posts his second marker with a blistering rocket after a combination from Lammi and Taylor at 17:38 for a 3 goal lead of 7-4.

One more point for Kemptville on PP when Lammi with Larkin penetrated the line, back to Johnny Howie PPG to put it top shelf at 13:35 for his second and to award them a 8-4 victory. Shawn expressed his opinion, “PP worked well, converting at 50% and overall good effort after playing back to back games. We have to sharpen up a few things for our next game, but we are in a good place heading into the push for the playoffs.”

Hawkesbury Hawks are in flight for a Sunday matinee challenge. Hockey with edge….see you around the boards.


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