by the sportsguy
Family Day Monday matinee was a spectacular event with a two hundred footer body punishing end to end action facing the Brockville Braves, with the suds from Overflow Brewing Company and non alcoholic beverages and food available from Fat Les’s for the 1350 fans in attendance. Kudos to the team that put the introduction lighting, glitter and finesse extravaganza together for this special meeting. Unfortunately, your Kemptville 73’s found themselves chasing the game, but managed to claw back for a tie to post a point and force OT. A sensational stoppers clinic as the Braves recorded two with a OT 2 – 1 win.
With such a close contest, the first frame remained scoreless as the Braves had to depend on their PK.
Brockville stormed the blue paint to draw first blood in the second as Aiden Carolan, with assists from Biniaris and Yarde, punched it through Jacob Biron at 7:03.
Kemptville leveled it at one when Trottier controlled the trenches, over to O’Doherty behind the net to Ty Whyte at the hash mark to launch it short side top shelf by Sami Molu at 17:21 to initiate OT.
Brockville took the 2 – 1 win when Nick Foster with helpers from Biniaris and Culhane to end an exceptional event at 3:05.
Both teams had 33 SOG with 0/6 PP, and a killer PK explained how close the exciting game really was.
Kemptville 73’s schooled the Navan Grads on Friday evening with 4 – 2 win after bouncing back from a 2 zip deficit.
Navan came out strong in less than a minute to put it by Jacob Biron from Tio D’Addario with helpers from Chau and Paone at :55 to open the first. Max Donohoe assisted by Paone with MacDougall at 5:23 to chase the 73’s stopper and be replaced with Alex Musielak.
The worm turned for Kemptville at 1:53 when Trottier from the wall unto N. Bennett twig to find Grady Logue top side to trickle it past Braedyn McIntosh to break his SO. Vollett combined with Logue to set a five hole marker for Matthew O’Doherty at 7:59 to level it at 2. Game winner came from Campeau who dished it across to C. Bennett from the line to Carter Vollett driving hard downtown and punched it into the five hole at 13:54.
Navan pulled their stopper at 17:55 and Yakubowski cleared to Campeau on the fly ahead to Hunter Brazier on wing to launch it home for the insurance ENG at 18:48 cap the 4 – 2 comeback.
Kemptville outgunned Navan 36 to 30 with the 73’s 0/4 PP and the Grads 0/2.
Carleton Place Canadians dusted the Kemptville 73’s 9 – 2 to the delight of 220 fans on their home ice on Saturday evening.
Kemptville drew first blood with Benjamin Campeau putting it behind Jackson Pundy after combining with linemates Melvin and Brazier at 1:06. Carleton Place answered back with a lone effort from Caton Ryan at 6:53 to beat Alex Musielak and even it up.
The second go around was a one way street as the Canadians counted the tiebreaker from Matteo Disipio at 4:07. Then again at 10:04 from Gino Colangelo assisted by McGuire and Brady to make it 3 – 1. Carleton Place with a man advantage capitalized at 11:14 as Will Soloway PPG with helpers from Fehr and Ryan put it between the pegs. At 11:40, Brandon Walker PPG assisted from Hamilton with Colangelo. Kemptville recorded their final goal when Khaden Henry from Kelly and Warner initiated a comeback at 11:50, Carleton Place shut it down with an attack from Cooper to Bill Gourgon at 12:48.
The flood gates opened for the Canadians in the final twenty as Brandon Walker notched his second with helpers from Colangelo and Disipio at 5:12. Prudhomme with Dylan Pollock for a 6 point runaway. Brandon Walker PPG posted a hattrick at 6:23 with assists from Matteo and Hamilton on PP.
Carleton Place hammered Kemptville 47 to 29 with 3/3 PP and their opponent 0/0.
Cornwall Colts galloped into the 73’s barn for a Sunday evening excursion that put them behind the eight ball with another failed attempt for a playoff spot with 6 – 4 victory.
The initial period was a back and forth contest with Kemptville on the board when Yakubowski on the attack with PP to Brazier on the doorstep to Benjamin Campeau PPG to bury it top shelf over Dax Easter at 12:03.
Second frame with Campeau reversed to Merrett to set up Khaden Henry in the slot to give Kemptville two zip lead at 3:34. Colts Kobe Tallman assisted by Richer and Krenn hammered it by Jacob Biron at 5:50 to spoil his SO. Cornwall leveled it up at 14:55 with PP from Bowen to Lessard for Bradley Fraser PPG. Kobe Tallman all alone at 19:48 punched in a rebound for the Colts.
Campeau cycled with Henry to find Grady Logue on the hash marks at 2:01 to open the final frame for the 73’s. Cornwall countered when Chaka-Benjamin Ntumba-Muntu with helpers from Garnier and Fraser at 6:12. Kobe Tallman posted his hat-trick assists from Krenn and Langlois at 13:02. 73’s on PP when Henry combined with Merrett to Grady Logue PPG at 16:23 for his second of the evening put them within one. Kemptville lifted their stopper at 19:00 and Keanu Krenn ENG found the open net at 19:12.
Kemptville with 35 SOG to Cornwall 28 with 2/2 PP and opposition 1/2.