Turning it around.....Makoda Suzuki takes the draw with a quick, trick, flick back to his skate to set up an attack against the Cornwall Colts in Cornwall on Thursday evening to corral a 4 - 1 win. Photo credit : Bob Cleroux

by the sportsguy

Well, the coach’s prediction was correct when he said that his young gentlemen were prepared for their best game of the season to turn things around when they saddled the Cornwall Colts 4 to 1 Thursday evening victory.

Kemptville controlled the initial period, drawing first blood at 5:02 when Cole Dennison combined with Whitaker to slam one past Rico Dimatteo. 73’s doubled up with 14 SOG to Colts 7 and picking up two infractions each.

Matthew York on a man advantage came on strong with a single PPG effort for his first of the season at 8:36. Cornwall Colts’ only marker came at 15:45, as Charlie Skinner, with helpers from Cote and Gaudreau, beat William Anderson to move within one. Both clubs managed 11 SOG and recorded 2 PP, with 73’s scoring one to close out the second.

Kemptville owned the final twenty when Wood found Cole Dennison to rifle in his second of the contest at 6:57. Colts pulled their stopper at 19:05 and Madoko Suzuki launched his magic to bury it into a EN to move ahead by three for a 4 to 1 win. Kemptville outgunned Cornwall by 17 to 11, and Cornwall had two PP opportunities without results.

73’s face off control, with special team effort and strong stopper support, on the same page to record this win. Coach comments solidified the night: “great team effort…everyone contributed in the win…Anderson was excellent in net and the “D” moved the puck well and our forwards worked smart….it was a complete game”.

Friday night at 7:30 they are in Rockland to meet the top team in the Yzerman Division.
Nationals came out aggressively, as they set the tone with 3 SOG within a minute of the opening frame. Kemptville scratched the sheet with first infraction at 2:26, and their special team shut-down the PP attempt. After another man advantage, the National’s Cole Craft PPG, assisted by Sullivan, blew one by Anderson for first marker at 4:11. Kemptville bounced back with just one SOG at 10:17 when Merritt with Wood broke out of their zone to set up Ryan Pawlikowski to beat Code Hudson. At 17:20 they broke the tie as Cole Craft, with helpers from Sullivan and Vermaetan, counted his second of the contest. Rockland hammered 22 SOG to Kemptville 4, with 3 PP attempts with one result.

73’s will need to spend less time in own end, and pump more rubber at their opponents stopper in the second stanza, if they want to make it a game. Vollett combined with Easton Ryan for his initial mark of the season at 6:15 to even it up. Rockland at 7:57, as Labelle to Gunnar Smith for the tie breaker. 73’s finally out-shot the Nationals by 14 to 13 and a PP without capitalizing.

Twenty minutes left to launch a 73’s comeback, which they did at 2:19 when Dennison, with Ryan, gave Carter Vollett his first goal of year to make it 3-3 tie. Rockland, swarming the zone, answered back with tie breaker at 4:36, when Craft found David Lafrance. Kemptville evened the score on PP, when Patterson, with Brazier to Madoka Suzuki, for a PPG at 8:46. Kemptville managed to match SOG with 10 and having 2 PP attempts in last twenty to dump it in with fantastic comeback to force 5 minute OT. But the same result when they previously battled at the Richcraft Senplex on September 14, as Sullivan partnered with Simon Labelle to give Rockland a tough 5-4 victory.

Kemptville counted a point, but worked hard for two pointer, as the team came together with a steller performance by their stopper, William Anderson.

First place Robinson Division Carleton Place Canadians will visit our boys in front of home fans on Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm.

Hockey with edge…a cut above the rest……show you care….see you there.

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