On target for a win...Hunter Brazier top shelf with helpers from Johnny Howie and Devan Savignac to give the 73's a two goal to close out the first.

by the sportsguy

Back to back games in the Hawk’s nest in Hawkesbury on Saturday evening was a total washout for Kemptville with 5-1 blowout. A man advantage for Kemptville turned into a discombobulated attack, as Jeremy Quesnel’s single effort beat Connor Blackwood for SHG at 9:09 to put the Hawks on the board.

Hawkesbury came out strong with a second goal for Jeremy Quesnel, with helpers from Kirk and Oliver, at 1:17. Kemptville spoiled Dimitri Pelekos SO attempt when Howie’s stretch pass to Lynch over to Ty Whyte to pull the trigger into the back of the net at 1:29. The PP flood gates opened for the Hawks, as Mark Cooper PPG assisted by Quesnel with Hlusiak at 4:25 to make it 3 to 1.

Last twenty was owned by Hawkesbury, with Jackson Kirk PPG with helpers from Hlusiak and Cooper at 3:35.The 73’s pulled their stopper for an extra attacker at 18:09 that failed, with Spratt’s quick flick to Jeremy Trembley ENG at 19:02 to stop the bleeding. Hawkesbury was outshot by Kemptville 33-26 and spanked their opponent 5-1. Kemptville had 8 PP opportunities without any results.

Kemptville 73’s put the skunk behind them as they met with the Rockland Nationals for a Sunday matinee to have to settle for one point with OT loss. Lammi combined with Larkin to find Grant Eastwood in the lane by Simon Couroux to open the first for Kemptville at 7:52. Rockland’s Patrick Larkin PPG, with assists from Shields and Mullvihill, found open space behind Connor Blackwood to even it up at 10:01.

Tie breaker for Nationals, from Kennedy to Giovanni Morneau at :28. Extra man for the 73’s, as Morency tic tac toe play to Krulicki, over to Hunter Brazier PPG perched above the circle for another tie at 6:01.

Final twenty miler, Kemptville’s go ahead came from Beaudry onto the tape of Patrick Larkin to punch it home at 3:21. Giovanni Morneau from Landry for a Rockland tie to force OT at 17:35. OT was short-lived, with the Nationals capitalizing at :10 when Taylor broke Justin Dauphinais free for a 4-3 finish.

Rockland landed 34 to Kemptville 26 SOG, with the 73’s missing on 3 PP’s.

Back home for Kemptville on Friday night to face Navan Grads was a see-saw contest, and the PK special team saved the evening to hold onto a 3-2 win. Kemptville came out strong to open the first at 3:45, when Merrett sprang Larkin through the neutral zone and dropped it back to Evan Beaudry on point to pump it over Ben West.

The 73’s struck again when Howie held the line to Savignac from behind the net to Hunter Brazier to make it two zip at 12:55. Grads Ryan, with helpers from Hogue and Drouin, found the back of the net behind Tyler Laureault to eliminate his SO at 2:05 of the second. Morency combined with Merrett to allow Adam Cavallin to redirect the rubber on the doorstep to make it a 2 goal romp at 15:44.

Last twenty, with opportunities for both sides, and, finally, Navan pulled West at 18:12 for extra attacker. Faust stormed the crease, with Blake Hall bouncing the rubber through the blue paint at 18:22 to put them within one. Grads stopper yanked again at 18:56 without success from either squad.

Navan outshot Kemptville 41 to 36, with the Grads having 7 PP and 73’s 4 PP without squeezing the trigger. Navan, with three 5 on 3’s, were shut down by a strong special team, with Kemptville’s stopper putting on a clinic.

Brockville Braves will be in the 73’s barn for a matinee on Sunday. Your 73’s are still looking for billets for their out of town players, if you have room.

See you around the boards.

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