Too much of opponents stick...Sydney Loreto breaks through without success during Sunday matinee with Smiths Falls Bears.

by the sportsguy

Your 73’s motored into the Den of the Bears of Smiths Falls on Friday evening for their first pre – season contest only to be used for fodder with a three goal feeding frenzy in the last twenty to be mauled 5 to 2.

Initial period the 73’s suffered a loss of their stopper Matthew Weiss with a lower body injury at the 8:08 mark to bring in Jacob Biron between the pegs. Smiths Falls struck first when Aiden Conroy assisted from McIntosh and Brown to put it behind Jacob Biron at 12:16.

Kemptville countered with a combination from Loreto to Ben Kozyra to beat Christian Lynch at 5:33 to open the second stanza, Man advantage for the Bears as Ouellette with Faucher to Jesse Lumsden PPG in the slot for the tie breaker at 16:24. The 73’s evened it up at 17:15 after O’Doherty criss crossed with Logue to find Tyler Melvin in the umbrella to pull the trigger between the posts.

The wheels fell off for Kemptville in the final twenty as the Bears got their winning goal from Faucher to Shaymus Stevenson at :54 and then the insurance came at 5:26 from Tyson Parker with Hamady and Paquette assisting. Bleeding ceased after Martin found Jackson Heron at 17:48 to post a 5 to 2 win.

Kemptville were outgunned 37 to 21 SOG with Smiths Falls ⅓ PP and their opponent failing to capitalize with two attempts.

Coach Shawn Fensell has confidence in their nucleus and feels that overall the game was another step in implementing a lot of new structure and will take time to get everyone on the same page at game speed.

Smiths Falls Bears in the 73’s barn for a Sunday matinee to take the win in the third 3 to 2.

The Bears came out strong within the first minute at :19 when Trevor Faucher with helpers from Wasmer and Stevenson put it past Jacob Biron. Goalie changed for the 73’s as Derrick Champagne replaced the starting stopper at 7:02.

Kemptville initiated a comeback with Fennell holding it in, back to Thomas on the line and Matthew O’Doherty rifled the garbage top shelf past Dawson Labre at 3:42 to start the second session with one all tie. Thomas with extra man sprang Trottier up the wing across to Ty Whyte PPG on the doorstep to hammer it home at 14:51 for the tie breaker.

Smiths Falls swarmed the net with Jackson Heron with assists from Dimaline and Morganti pushing it across the line at 10:45 to even it up in the last twenty. Jackson Heron PPG with helpers from Wasmer with Hamady on a similar play to push in the Bears winning goal at 12:39. Kemptville pulled their stopper at 19:20 for extra attacker only to have it snuffed out by a questionable call at 19:45 to give Smiths Falls 3 – 2 victory.

The Bears outshot the 73’s 31 to 26 with 1/1 PP and Kemptville ½ PP.

Kemptville faces the Ottawa Junior Senators on home ice on Friday, September 15 for a 7:30 start.

See you around the boards….hockey with EDGE!


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