by the sportsguy
Friday evening, the 73’s rolled into Brockville to meet the Braves who were one point ahead of the 73’s with a game in hand and seeking redemption after being skunked in Kemptville 3 zip. The Braves not only found revenge, but crunched their opponent with a 6 to 2 runaway as the 73’s dug themselves a hole that had them chasing the contest.
Initial frame opened with end to end action with both teams riding the pine and Kemptville seizing the opportunity to draw first blood. Brazier dictated the attack with extra man on the line to Merrett, then dished over to Matthew Yakubowski PPG to beat Sami Molu at 9:39. Jake Laville put it behind Conor Blackwood with helpers from Yarde and Elliott at 16:36 to even it at one. Brockville outshot Kemptville 16 to 10 with two PP without results and the 73’s capitalizing on one PP with two attempts.
Brockville snipes in four unanswered markers to close out the second stanza. Elliott finds Lucas Culhane SHG during Kemptville PP at 7:39 for the tie breaker. At 15:24 Trent Ledrew with assists from Biniaris and Haynes gave Brockville the go ahead. Jake Laville scored his second goal with helpers from Elliott and Yarde for the Braves insurance at 16:30. Belsterling to Tchor to award Lucas Culhane his second counter at 19:37 to make it a 5 to 1 romp for the Braves. Kemptville outgunned by 14 to 12 with two PP opportunities, one being a double minor that they failed to take advantage of and the Braves one unsuccessful PP attempt.
Brockville chased Conor Blackwood to early showers and Jacob Biron in between the pipes to begin the final twenty. Kemptville attempted to claw their way out of their deficit with Rabuka stretching out to Henry up the half wall to Emile Trottier in the slot at 1:45. Brockville countered at 12:31 from Yarde to Colin Elliott to punch it by Jacob Biron to wrap up a 6 to 2 victory. SOG were even at 9 and Kemptville three PP without results and Brockville with two non results.