The 73’s motored down the valley to meet the Pembroke Lumber Kings Sunday, November 4. Lumber Kings would be looking for pay-back after their loss in September.
Pembroke notched first marker at 19:43 from Patrick Kyte with helpers from Gimour and Clavelle. Bobby Dow answered back when Alavi and Tracy attacked through the neutral zone at 19:17 to even it up. Pembroke go ahead at 15:44 as Browne and Falivena assisted Ben VanOoteghem. Brady Elder showed is quick, magic hands to beat the stopper after receiving tape-on-tape from McGrath and Beauparlant at 14:36. Rest of period was slab-time only for both clubs, with Pembroke SOG 12 – 9 and tied at two.
Special teams played a key roll, as the second opened with Lumber Kings man-advantage. J.R. York initiated a play to Beauparlant to give Brady Elder PPG with his second goal of the evening at 2:49. Pembroke SOG 11 – 3 with 14 PIM.
Final twenty was a back and forth effort until Alavi sprung Matt Tugnutt to blast his signature shot by Jake Smith for the insurance at 9:10. Gilmour and Clavelle combination to Connor Jean at 5:38 to move Lumber Kings within striking distance. Smith pulled at 1:30 for extra man, but the 73’s held their ground. Pembroke needed a TO 1:00 to settle the troops and Tugnutt was the spoiler as he found Alex Row to bury a EN at 0:23. Pembroke SOG 11 – 10 and Kemptville with another win of 5 -3.
Very fast and furious game with out a visit to the sin-bin for the third. Peter Brooks faced 34 shots to Jake Smith 21.
Friday’s game is in the den of the Smiths Falls Bears as Kemptville 73’s hungry for revenge after their home lose in October.
The Bears pounced first with a PPG from Matthieu Franche with helper from Busschaert at 5:15. Another shot from Gervais and Alex Kealey tipped it by Peter Brooks at 4:24 to give Smiths Falls a two goal lead. Alavi to down to Tracy below the line outfront to middle of the slot so Bobby Dow flipped it high to spoil Dobson SO and put 73’s on the board at 1:47. Period ended with Bears SOG 13 – 11.
At 19:43 73’s Beauparlant off the wall to Row to Matt Tugnutt from the half circle to even the score. Brent Garvey with helpers from DiCarlo and Shannon at 17:09 to move the Bears ahead and chase Peter Brooks to end the second. Bears out-gunned 73’s 11 -9 with both clubs picking up 36 PIM.
Final twenty Bears Michael McKenney assisted by Garlasco and Garvey to dig a hole for the 73’s 4 -2 at 14:27. They kept coming Folkes to Galasco through the middle over to Cole Busschaert at 11:21 for the insurance. After a aggressive wall attack by 73’s, Neill Samanski corrals the loose puck to beat Dobson with a back-hand at 11:21. The winning combination of Dow and Tugnutt on a PP over to Victor Tracy with a rocket off the half wall to make it 5 – 4 contest at 5:45. Without any shots on goal Coach Tugnutt called a TO to set up strategy. Nicholas Hodgins retired to the bench to give 73’s extra attacker . Busschaert wins the draw across to Folkes whe lines one to a speedy Hunter Galasco for EN and win 1:08. Bears blasted the 73’s 16 – 4. Both Kemptville stoppers faced 40 SOG compared to Smiths Falls only 24.
Next home game is Tuesday, November 22 at 7:30 pm when the Cumberland Grads visit our barn. Come out and support your team…Hockey with EDGE and excitement.