Tremendous terror on track…Chase Lammi combined with Patrick Haughian to spring  Emile Trottier on the move to put it over sprawling stopper for Kemptville’s 3rd marker that fell short as they lost their Friday evening battle in OT to Navan 5 - 4

by the sportsguy

Here we are, another Friday evening, with “beer in the barn”, draught on tap and Fat Les for your convenience as the Navan Grads battled back to take a 5 – 4 win. Initial frame was fast and furious, with end to end action with both clubs having opportunities to break it open. Kemptville struck first with Brazier penetrating the zone to find Chase Lammi on the doorstep to beat Braedyn McIntosh at 12:48. Navan counted when DiChiara threw it to Michael Urgo to drive it into a crowd top shelf over screened Jacob Biron at 15:57 for a tie. Tiebreaker came as Ty Whyte’s aggressive attack knocked down a clearing attempt to catch the Grads flat-footed to pull the trigger at 17:05. Lammi reversed to Haughian pinching the line, onto the tape of Emile Trottier to rifle it home at 18:13 to give Kemptville a two goal separation. 73’s D failed to control a rebound as Mark MacPhee, with helpers from Paone and Crete, brought Navan within one at 19:04. Navan outshooting Kemptville 11 – 9 and one unsuccessful PP.

Second stanza stayed scoreless with Navan hammering Kemptville 11 to 4 and the Grads having 3 unsuccessful PP to opponents 2 without results.

Last twenty, the 73’s came out hot with Brazier going hard to the net to be stoned and repel the rebound back to Matthew Yakubowski gliding through the slot to make it 4 – 2 advantage at 2:28. Navan reassessed their game plan as Blake Hall assisted from Butler with Faust at 6:52 to move within one. Failing to clean the stoppers stoop allowed Tio D’Addario with helpers from Bennett and Ianniello at 18:21 for tie to force OT. 73’s took their foot off the gas to get peppered 20 to 12, with the Grads missing a PP.

A very short OT as Kemptville miscue as Parsons stretched one to D’Addario so Nicholas Paone could bury the rubber over the down and out Jacob Biron at 1:30.

The “PK” was killer for both teams as they shut-down a total of seven attacks.

Road trip to Rockland to meet the Nationals for a Sunday matinee excursion with their opponent seeking payback after a loss in Kemptville.

Scoreless for the first twenty minutes, with Kemptville outgunning Rockland by 12 to 11.

Rockland came out strong with three unanswered markers, forcing Kemptville to play catch up. Zach Power powered one by Conor Blackwood for a solo snipe at 1:51. Second goal at 7:52 from Nicholas White with helpers from Leblanc and Lanthier. Kellen Dostaler with assists from Leblanc and Swyer at 18:53. The Nationals out mustered the 73’s by 10 to 7 with Kemptville unsuccessful on PP.

Last twenty miler with man advantage for Kemptville as Yakubowski and Merrett pinching the line to find Chase Lammi PPG on the doorstep to spoil Hadyn Gould’s SO attempt at 11:28. At 15:45, Cousineau with Locas to setup Adriano Lombardo – Tullo to put Rockland ahead by three. Nicholas White on a single effort posted his second of the game at 17:13. Too little too late as Logue to McDonald caught Tyler Kelly to try and dig themselves out of a hole at 18:31. Kemptville managed 11 SOG to Rockland 6 and capitalized on one PP.

The 73’s ran into a hot hand of Hadyn Gould focussed on extracting revenge after Rockland suffered a 5 to 2 defeat.

Your 73’s will host back to back home challenges this Tuesday and Friday evening with the Pembroke Lumber Kings. Hockey with EDGE…see you around the wall.



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