by the sportsguy
Kemptville 73’s hosted the Cornwall Colts after taking 6 – 2 shellacking in Cornwall for the Sunday matinee: they got their revenge with 2-1 victory. Kemptville drew first blood when Moretti combined with Pawlikowski back to Nathan Merrett from the point, to rifle it top shelf glove side of Rico Dimatteo to give him his first goal of the season at 3:53. Kemptville hammered 15 SOG to Cornwall 3, with having 1 PP without results.
Cornwall tied the game when 73’s “D” slid across to block the shot and miscalculated to give Will McKinley a marker past William Anderson, assisted by Grose and Hay at 10:20. Bond dug the rubber off the half boards to Dennison, up the wing through the neutral zone, so Chase Broda could finally defeat the iron after ringing it various times, and a tie breaker at 19:54. Kemptville outshot Cornwall by 14 to 5, and 73’s 2 unsuccessful PP with Colts 1.
Last twenty was full of end to end action, with Kemptville’s PK being stretched with three consecutive trips to the sin-bin, giving Cornwall an opportunity to turn things around. Colts pulled the stopper at 18:22 for another attacker that was blanked to give the 73’s a 2 – 1 win, to finally break their losing streak.
Kemptville owned the draws in both ends for the three twenties, but showed no sign of a confident PP plan with three opportunities.
Kemptville’s next road challenge was in Kanata to face the Lasers, and it was a fruitful experience, as 73’s posted their second straight win 4-3, in a SO. 73’s opened the first with a man advantage when Patterson set Suzuki in motion to drop back to Gavin Wood (PPG) on point, to launch a howitzer top shelf by Jean-Phillipe Tourigny at 9:20. Then Carter Vollett took it upon himself to break over the neutral zone to hammer into the back of the net at 12:31 to give Kemptville two goal lead. Kemptville outshot Kanata by 9-6, with one PPG on three attempts.
73’s put another marker on the board, as Ryan dumped it back to Cameron Cotnam on the line to rifle one home at 2:45 to start the second. Conley with Njima to allow Dylan McMahon to spoil William Anderson SO at 8:39 for Kanata. Conley would be a menace again when he feathered it to Markhauser, so Luca Nocita could move the Lasers within one at 11:24. Conley with McMahon would strike one more time to find Derek St. Jean open for the tie at 18:48. Kemptville blasted Kanata 19-6, but kept getting caught flat-footed and neither club able to take advantage of PP.
Last frame, both squads played it tight to the vest, as the stoppers kept it even to force OT. 73’s on net with 9-6, without either to count PP attempts. OT remained scoreless, causing the unbalanced SO to be the deciding factor of the battle, and Kanata managing 3 SOG to Kemptville’s 2.
Shooters lined up for the contest, as William Anderson proved to have Kanata’s number and Kemptville’s new kid in town showed his snipping ability to beat Jean-Phillipe Tourigny for a 73’s 4-3 victory.
Jason felt it was “good to beat Kanata, they have had trouble with them in the past and with two wins in a row, want to push heading into Christmas. We got off to a good start and then blew our lead, but showed good character to get the win”.
The rematch with Pembroke Lumber Kings in our home barn on Friday evening was an official calamity, as the boys were faced with contending with an extra attacker most of the 90 minutes. Kemptville were pumped, anticipating the opportunity to right their loss from last Pembroke visit on home turf. They mastered the calamity and handed their rivals a 7-4 swatting.
Kemptville came out on fire, as Lammi pushed back to Wood on the line and Chase Broda in motion drove it past Reece Proulx at 9:20, after ringing the iron numerous times to open initial period. Pembroke countered at 18:06, when on PP Jesse Dick lifted glove high to beat William Anderson with assist from Guillemette. Pembroke with 15 SOG and Kemptville 13, and Lumber Kings one PP for three with 73’s none for two.
Pembroke on comeback to open second at :14 from the draw, Skankar to Fletcher Anderson. Jesse Dick for his second from Hough at 7:59 to make it a 3-1 runaway. 73’s kept coming, as Patterson opened up Suzuki, across to Hunter Brazier PPG on the doorstep, while on PP at 12:04. Suzuki combined with Merrett to Dante Moretti from the half circle at 19:36 to even the odds. Kemptville out-gunned Pembroke by 11-7 with one PPG for two attempts, and opponent’s failure for one.
Flood gates opened for the boys in the third, as they broke the tie when Cotnam sprung Taylor, back to Dylan Bond in the weeds at 5:20. Ryan tic-tac with Bond to Ryan Taylor wide open to bury the spoils at 10:51. Hunter Brazier PPG picked up his second after Taylor dropped it to Wood and Hunter pounced on the rebound at 13:07 to give 73’s a 3 point advantage. Kemptville error in clearing their zone while in the sin-bin, allowed Dick across to Fletcher Anderson PPG to count his second at 14:56. Pembroke pulled their stopper at 16:04 for extra attacker, and Suzuki worked the puck to Pawlikowski, ahead to Dante Moretti who pasted the rubber into empty net a 19:08.
“Great to win three in a row, happy for the boys, as the hard work in practices are paying off”, commented head coach. Coach’s Diggers Award is given to the new kid in town, sniper Dante Moretti, with his aggressive work ethic and constant tenacity, never give up attitude.
Your team would love to see you out at their next home game when they meet with Hawkesbury Hawks on Saturday, December 14 at 7:30.
Hockey with edge… a cut above the rest… show you care… see you there.