Devon Savignac with Lane Morency glances back to confirm the frozen rubber breached the blue paint for the second marker of a 9 ‑ 1 lopsided victory during Sunday’s matinee exhibition contest.

by the sportsguy

Your 73’s met the Carleton Place Canadians on Friday evening for their first seasonal exhibition contest on home ice, but it was not in their favour, as they posted 4‑1 loss.

Kemptville came out strong, with Jacob Biron as back stop, with Jackson Pundyk between the pipes for Carleton Place as they drew first blood at 12:20. Man advantage for 73’s, as Borgia hammered the stoppers pads and Wyatt Warner PPG on the doorstep rifled in the rebound. Kemptville outgunned their opponent by 12 to 7 to end the first.

Kemptville came out flat for the second stanza with the ice surface assisting, as the D tried to clean from behind the net, and at :14 the rubber stopped in a puddle and Canadians’ Matteo Disipio slammed it home to tie it at one. Matteo Disipio counted his second marker with a helper from Colangelo for the tie breaker at 3:59. Kemptville was outshot by 9 to 5 to close second.

The final twenty belonged to Carleton Place, as Derek Hamilton from Disipio beat Braxton Bennett who replaced Jacob Biron at 11:08 of the second for the insurance at 9:31. Caton Ryan on a solo effort to give the Canadians a 4‑1 victory at 14:39. Carleton Place with 9‑8 SOG to wrap up the final twenty.

Sunday matinee turned into a lopsided affair when the Brockville Braves showed up in Kemptville’s barn with a taxi squad that were slammed 57 SOG to 12 and suffered a 9 to 1 slaughter.

Kemptville started Braxton Bennett in the goal, and Brockville’s starter was Jesse Lahache. Kemptville dressed nine of their veteran roster with eleven newbees who spent 90% of the 60 minutes in the opposition zone.

Kemptville opened with a PPG from Rhett Palmer when Merrett penetrated the line to Ross at 1:55 to start the blood bath. Lammi on the move, reversed to Houle one point ahead to Devon Savignac through the five hole at 8:13 to close out the first with two goal lead. Kemptville peppered their opponent 22 SOG to 2.

The combination of Campeau and Kelly over to Ty Whyte PPG in the slot with man extra at :54. Kai Rabuka slapped one into the mesh after Ty Whyte directed it back to the point at 1:53. Morency with Merrett to find Chase Lammi in the rocking chair to launch it home at 8:02. Benjamin Campeau held the line to hammer it through a crowd at 9:49 to make it a six marker runaway. Both teams replaced their stoppers with Conor Blackwood for the 73’s and Dustin Riff for the Braves at 9:50.

Undisciplined play gave Brockville a 5 on 3 advantage, which they capitalized on at 14:15 when Roenick Jakieloszek PPG flipped it into open space by Conor Blackwood to ruin Braxton Bennett’s SO. Xavier Borgia on top of the half circle, top shelf after feathering from Palmer at 16:50 to end second 7‑1. Kemptville outgunned Brockville 19 to 4.

Last twenty saw the 73’s count another two markers as Palmer resumed his magic to set up Tanner Fennell at 10:10 and Ross over to Whyte onto the tape of Benjamin Campeau to close out a 9‑1 romp.

Hockey with edge, as the exhibition continues with Ottawa Jr. Senators in front of the 73’s home fans to meet the Jr Senators on Wednesday evening, and Friday night to play the Jr Senators in Ottawa.



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