by the sportsguy
Kemptville 73’s last game of three to face the Brockville Braves in front of home fans was a nasty affair as they suffered a 4 to 3 loss. Kemptville opened up the first with man advantage as Kiefer scooped the rubber to Patterson, up through the neutral to Jesse Dick, who rifled PPG top shelf by Antoine Bourdeau at 7:54. Brockville spent more time riding the slab than on the ice. Kemptville outshot Brockville by 16 to 7 with one goal lead.
Brockville on PP tied it up when Simon Kerr beat Thomson Phinney, with helpers from Spratt and Mack, at 12:29 into the second. Wood set play to Jefferies to find Jesse Dick in the slot to launch his second of the day to put Kemptville ahead. Another PP for Braves when Jones, with Nadeau, found Sam Allison at 16:59 to even it at 2. Failure to control their assignment by 73’s, when Braves on PP Nicholas Hawkins PPG put in top corner, assisted by Kerr and Allison at 19:45 to make it 3–2. Second session was a perfect example of when a game goes sideways due to the officials getting caught in the crossfire and the players confused as to what is acceptable. Brockville gained traction as they had 12 SOG to Kemptville 9.
Nicholas Hawkins picked up his second of the game, assisted by Brown and Allaire, when original shot was knocked down by Kemptville D in front of own net and was directed between the posts at 11:14 for Braves insurance. Kemptville bounced back at 12:25 as Samson with Dick combined to hand off to Ryan Pawlikowski to pull them within one. Braves cornered the SOG with 13 to 6 over 73’s to give Brockville another 4–3 victory.
When fans come out to see a hockey game, they do not expect to be part of belligerent language tantrums from players, and certainly not one-on-one confrontations in the stands. Coaches should have a better handle on their troops to avoid episodes like this happening.
Kemptville rolled into Cornwall to meet the Colts and ran into a stampede, as they were trampled 7– 1 on Thursday evening. Cornwall drew first blood at 4:21,when Alec Taillon with helper from St. Louis rifled one past Jarrett Fiske. Kemptville answered back at 6:11 as Meyer combined with Fry to find Madoka Suzuki to drive one over Michael Carr to even the odds. Colts broke the tie as Mulhearn,with Quesnel to Martin Templeton,at 7:55. Colts out-gunned 73’s 22 to 7.
Colts owned the second,as Mulhearn with Benjamin Dirven for the insurance at 7:11. Stuckert with Dirven to Tommy Tanner to mash one into the mesh at 16:27. Cornwall controlled SOG 15 to 9.
Final twenty,Kemptville were rattled and paid for it in the sin-bin and gave Cornwall 3-man advantage, which they capitalized on. Grant with Matte to Jeremy Quesnel PPG at 7:59. Poissant to Martin Templeton for PPG and second of night. Taillon with Grant to James St. Louis would make it 7 to 1 for Cornwall win. Colts ran 11 SOG to 73’s 6.
Cornwall Colts gained 9 PP opportunities with three results and Kemptville 73’s with two attempts without results.
Next home game is Thursday, February 28, at 12:30 for the Annual School Day Game hosting their nemesis, Smiths Falls Bears, sponsored by Tubman Funeral Homes.
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