by the sportsguy
Kemptville’s second game for the Showcase was against the Ottawa Jr. Senators played on Sunday, October 10 at 6:20 pm. Kemptville drew first blood with a man advantage when Hunter found York and Devon Savignac pulled the trigger past William Demarais for a PPG at 4:38.
Ottawa tied it at :42, as Julian Recine, with helpers from Nobes and Isabelle, beat Connor Blackwood with a PPG. Jr Senators tie breaker came when Isabelle combined with David Mabey at 3:15. The 73’s countered to even it up at 8:56, as Johnny Howie received tape on tape from Beaudry. Ottawa broke the tie with Simon Isabelle shot assisted by Freel and Recine at 11:01.
Final twenty remained scoreless and Kemptville pulled their stopper at 19:15 for extra attacker without success. Kemptville outshot Ottawa 34 to 27 and took a loss of 3-2.
Final game, Kemptville faced Cornwall to wrap up the Showcase with a 6-1 victory. Kemptville opened the period with helpers from Merrett and Krulicki, so Hunter Brazier could rifle it past Alex Houston at 11:59. Second frame, the Colts countered from Tallman to Emerick Nadeau for a PPG around Tyler Laureault to even the score at 6:50. Kemptville, with a PPG for Devon Savignac from Krulicki and York, for tie breaker at 8:33. Howie and Morency set up Benjamin Campeau for Kemptville’s go ahead marker at 12:04. Hunter Brazier, assisted by Laureault and Houle, notched his second of the evening at 13:04 for the 73’s insurance goal.
The third belonged to Kemptville, with Howie and Lammi finding Grant Eastwood in the slot at 5:40. The 73’s on the attack with Larkin and Brazier off the wall to trailer Nathan Merrett to make it 6-1 at 18:59.
Kemptville 34 SOG to Cornwall 20. Kemptville walked away with one win during the Thanksgiving Showcase.
Kemptville hosted the Nepean Raiders for a Friday night of entertainment at 7:30 pm. The 73’s came out flat as the Raiders Jeff Taylor, assisted from Touliopoulos and Lefebvre, took advantage to beat Tyler Laureault at 4:10. Nepean would strike again when Owen Hollingsworth, on PP assisted from Bennett and Liverman at 16:14, for a two goal lead.
Scoreless second, with opportunities for both teams without success, and the Raiders hammering the 73’s every time they touched the rubber. A different Kemptville squad opened the third, as Beaudry with Savignac to find Chase Lammi in the lane to punch past Evan Martin at 3:39 to launch a comeback. Whyte combined with Esposito up the wall to Evan Beaudry on top of the circle at 9:20 to even it at 2 and force OT.
The OT remained scoreless to set up a SO that Nepean won with the final shooter, Owen Hollingsworth, to give the Raiders 3-2 win. Kemptville outgunned Nepean by 42 to 33.
Kemptville is on the road to meet the Renfrew Wolves on Saturday night hoping to avenge their loss during Showcase. Next home game is Friday, October 22 at 7:30 pm against the Cornwall Colts. Hockey with edge…see you at the game.