by the sportsguy
Road trip into Rockland to face the Nationals on Friday evening turned into a Ty Whyte exhibition as he recorded a hat-trick with an assist, sniping a SO goal and Alex Musielak stood tall to hold on to a 7 – 6 win.
The 73’s dominated the initial frame as Fennell transitioned to O’Doherty onto Ty Whyte tape to put it behind Hadyn Gould at 5:23. Thomas with Vollett to dish it off to Ty Whyte at 8:14 for a 2 zip lead. Rockland countered at 9:17 when Zach Power with assists from Crete and Dostaler blew it by Alex Musielak to spoil his SO. Kemptville with an extra man when Yakubowski held the line into the slot to find Ty Whyte PPG for his hat-trick at 10:11 to take a 3 to 1 lead.
Going into the second the Nationals bounced back with Yanic Crete with helpers from Leblanc and Dostaler at 14:45. At 16:21 Guillaume Labre with assists from Cousineau and Malay knotted it at three. Man advantage for the 73’s as O’Doherty combined with Yakubowski so Benjamin Campeau PPG could pull the trigger at 18:38 for the tiebreaker.
The Nationals came on into the third for Guilliaume Labre second with help from Leonard with Laurent at 3:49 to level it off. Whyte on PP to set up Yakubowski, back to the point for Coleman Bennett PPG to rifle it home at 7:22 to move Kemptville ahead by one. Rockland answered with a Ben Albright marker assisted by Malay with Lanthier at 13:29. Carter Vollett on the tear after O’Doherty on the attack with Yakubowski to even it at six to force OT at 14:32.
OT closed out scoreless to initiate a SO that Kemptville sniped in two discs from Ty Whyte and Hunter Brazier to award them the two points.
Rockland hammered Kemptville 54 to 26 with 0/6 PP and the 73’s 3/6.
Another road venture into Renfrew to battle the Wolves for Saturday evening’s contest to give Kemptville another win of 4 – 3 in OT.
Renfrew drew first blood on a PP with Joey Kennelly PPG with helpers from Scullion and Phare to beat Jacob Biron at 16:18.
Another man advantage for the Wolves as Biron noted an opportunity to spring Grady Logue SHG on a break away downtown to launch it by Aaron Matthews at :28 to even it at one. C. Bennett put it into the magic hands of Hunter Brazier to drive it home at 11:35 for the 73’s tie breaker. Grady Logue logged his second from Henry and N. Bennett found the back of the net at 16:06 to make it a two goal spread for the 73’s. Elvis Slack assisted from Waivada with Vom Scheidt to pull the Wolves within one at 16:40.
The Wolves on the prowl as Brady Simpson with help from Lizotte and Mierzejewski counted the only marker of the third at 9:44 at three all to force OT.
Renfrew found themselves riding the pine at :21 into OT when Henry stretched one out to Bennett to bait Hunter Brazier PPG in the rocking chair to drift it through for game winner at 2:17 for a 4 to 3 victory.
Kemptville were outgunned by 42 to 26 and the Wolves 1/10 PP and the 73’s 1/6
PK was killer for both squads with stellar stopper support to keep the challenge interesting.
The 73’s have road trips for the next three meetings with Cornwall, Hawkesbury, Brockville and nestle into their own barn on Wednesday, March 15 to face Carleton Place Canadians.
NO Quit…just True Grit…see you around the wall.