by G.J. the sportsguy
The Hawks from Hawkesbury swooped into the 73’s barn for a Wednesday evening event that clipped their wings with a 6 to 2 loss as the Ty White and Matthew O’Doherty show was on exhibition.
Tic-tac-toe from Melvin up the wall to Bennett to find Matthew O’Dorherty cruising toward the blue paint to beat Dimitri Pelekos for Kemptville to draw first blood at 5:56. Hawkesbury evened it up when Aidan Stubbings with helpers from Fournier and Gelinas put it behind Jacob Biron at 6:13. Kemptville answered back as Bennett tape to tape unto Melvin’s stick, over to Matthew O’Dorherty to pull the trigger into the back of the net at 7:22 for his second of the night.
Kemptville opened the second with Thomas quarterbacked the PP with Trottier to set up Tyler Melvin PPG in the slot for the game winning goal at :34. At 11:41 Remi Gagne assisted by Minville with Billequey to put Hawkesbury within one.
Last twenty was the Ty Whyte show as Moroz held the line to combine with Ty encroaching the crease at 13:19 for the insurance. Hawkesbury pulled Pelekos at 15:30 mark and Thomas from the trenches cleared to Montoni, penetrating the line across to Ty Whyte ENG into vacant space. The Hawks stopper back on the ice at 16:36 and then pulled their goalie again at 16:41 when McDougall combined with Ty Whyte ENG directed from own zone for his “hatty” into EN at 17:52. Hawkesbury back stop returned to full squad in attack mode at 17:52, but couldn’t dig themselves out of the hole.
Kemptville only outgunned Hawkesbury by 41 to 40 with ⅕ PP and opponent 0/3 to give them the victory.
The 73’s Coach thought they had a great offensive contest with an excellent PK effort. Goaltending was supreme when called on and they need to continue to improve on their play without the puck on their sticks.
Ottawa Junior Senators into town Friday evening for a rubber rematch to determine the winner after their preseason battles that left them with one victory each and the 73’s showed their prowess for an affirmative result in the matchup.
Kozya up the wall to Trottier onto Parker Holmes’ stick sitting in the rocking chair to slam it home past Hayden Duncan for his first goal of the season at 2:45 to put Kemptville on the board.
Ottawa countered on PP within a minute of the second when Ben Albright PPG with helpers from Barney and Dagenais put it by Jacob Biron at :39 to even it at one. Junior Senators broke the tie at 5:34 as MacCallum and Dagenais caught Jack Knox to tip it up and over. Shaw transitioned to Whyte at the side of the net, threading it through to Grady Logue on the doorstep to pull the trigger at 6:46.
Game winner for Kemptville at 11:30 in the last twenty as Haughian straddled the line to Logue unto Ty Whyte perched on the hash mark to bury it deep. Ottawa pulled their stopper for extra attacker at 18:27 which was defused when they received an infraction at 19:09. Junior Senators removed their goalie again at 19:27 and the 73’s capitalized on it with an insurance goal at 11:37, when Trottier reversed to Fennell on the point to Tyler Melvin ENG to direct it between the pins for a two marker lead.
Kemptville spent the majority of the game in Ottawa’s end, shooting them 37 to 24 with ½ PP and Junior Senators 1/1 PP.
The boys of winter motored up the valley to face the Pembroke Lumber Kings for a Sunday evening event that resulted in a back and forth contest that had to be decided with SO win for Pembroke.
Kemptville magic came out hot as Rutley was on the hunt with Logue to set up Ty Whyte in the slot to beat Kevin Jones for his 7th of the season at just :07 on the clock. Pembroke countered at 5:23 when Ryan Parent with assists from Hayes and Dinis put the disc behind Braxton Bennett for a tie. Andrew Schmit with helpers from Barnard and Dinis for the tie breaker at 13:03 for Lumber Kings lead.
The 73’s with a man advantage in the second came on strong as Fennell transitioned to Trottier up the wall to find Nicholas Bennett PPG on his horse to hammer the rubber home at 10:59 to even it up again. Kemptville moved ahead when Thomas mounted an attack with Whyte, back to Tyler Moroz on the point to launch a howitzer top shelf at 12:05. Pembroke bounced back at 17:07 when Charlie Blewett assisted from McKee with Tsoar at 17:07 to even it at three.
Andrew Schmit with helpers from Hayes and Dinis posted his second in the last twenty miler to move Lumber Kings ahead by one at 2:35 to give them a 4 to 3 advantage. Kemptville forced OT when Logue with Moroz combined to Ty Whyte for his second at 17:42.
The OT remained scoreless with Kemptville outgunning their opponents 5 to 1.
SO win from Andrew Schmit awarded the Lumber Kings the decision with 5 – 4 victory.
Kemptville outshot Pembroke by 40 to 30 with ⅓ PP to 0/4.
Friday night the 73’s meet the Canadians of Carleton Place on their home ice.
Hockey with EDGE…see you around the boards.