Terrific tic-tac-toe….after Emile Trottier combined with Carter Vollett, Rhett Warner pulled the trigger for the Kemptville 73’s first marker during a battle with Ottawa Jr. Senators in their home barn on Friday evening.

by the sportsguy

Ottawa Junior Senators found their revenge to hold onto a 4 to 3 during Friday evening battle in front of Kemptville’s home crowd.

First frame showed the domination of the Senators as they hit everything that moved and focused on punishing their speedy opponent. Kemptville came through the neutral zone with pass and go from Trottier to Vollett, over to Rhett Palmer driving hard to flip it over Rorke Applebee pads at 14:10 for first blood to end the initial frame. Ottawa outgunned Kemptville by 15 to 13 to close out the frame.

Second stanza was owned by the Jr. Senators as they capitalized on three unanswered markers as they were allowed to free wheel and control the wall. At 9:08 Massimo Gentile SHG with assists from Moffat and Staresinic, rifled in a second rebound over a sprawling Conor Blackwood to even at one. Tiebreaker at 16:55 as Braxton Ross with helpers from Villiard with Velocci over the outstretched stopper. Velocci combined with Gentile to Wil Murphy on the doorstep for the insurance at 18:03 to wrap up the second and Jr. Senators outshooting the 73’s 14 to 11.

Final twenty miler with Ottawa having man advantage as Anton Sorensen PPG with helpers from Velocci with Hebert to give them a 4 to 1 lead at 4:08. Kemptville mounted a comeback to get them out of a hole with extra man as Vollett tic – tac – toe to Trottier cycling low with Patrick Haughian PPG launching a missile from the point at 11:13. The 73’s with a man short, transitioned from Warner, reversed to Patrick Haughian SHG for his second at 17:06 to move them within one. Unfortunately the clock was not kind as Ottawa managed to hold onto a 4 to 3 squeaker for the win.

Kemptville had 9 PP with one result and Ottawa with 5 and only one PPG.

Kemptville head up the road to Carleton Place to face the Canadians for a Sunday matinee as they experienced a scrappy affair to take another loss of 4 to 3. 

Canadians connected first when Cole McGuire with assists from Dickey with Jamieson to twitch the mesh behind Jacob Biron at 3:20. This was the only point of the frame with Carleton Place outshooting Kemptville by 8 to 6.

Kemptville miscued with extra attacker to open second, as Kinloch – Varga sprung Matteo Disipio SHG to give Carleton Place a two goal lead at 2:23. Another man advantage for Kemptville when Campeau combined with Emile Trottier PP to slam it past Jackson Pundyk to put them on the sheet at 4:20. Canadians outgunned the 73’s by 10 to 8 as Kemptville had numerous PP attempts that failed.

Carleton Place came out strong to start the final twenty as Matteo Disipio posted his second with helpers from Pollock and Prudhomme at 8:50. Noah Kinloch – Varga from Bouwer at 14:21 to make it a 4 to 1 runaway for the Canadians. Kemptville clawed back with a solo effort from Noah Houle at 15:38. The 73’s rested their stopper for extra sniper at 18:59 when the magic of Ty Whyte capitalized with helpers from Lammi and Trottier at 18:56 to pull them within one. The clock wound down giving Carleton Place a 4 – 3 win.

Kemptville with 7 PP’s with one result and Carleton Place with 4 unsuccessful attempts with both teams PK on point.

Next challenge for the “Boys of Winter” will be the October event to be held at the Bell Senplex in Canadian Tire Arena and return home to play Renfrew Wolves on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm.

Hockey with EDGE…see you around the wall…enjoy beer in the barn.



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