by the sportsguy
Cornwall Colts were in Kemptville 73’s home barn for a matinee on Sunday after their 2-1 loss to 73’s in December. Cornwall struck first at just :36, when Molinaro set up Charlie Campbell to flip a backhand top shelf over William Anderson. PK for Kemptville came on aggressively, as they ran through Cornwall to control puck as Chase Lammi flew up the wall to blow one by Rico Dimatteo for SHG at 7:33 to even the odds. 73’s came on again when Lammi dropped it to Wood and Ryan Pawlikowski rifled in a rebound under sprawling stopper for the tie breaker during a PP at 19:56. Kemptville spent most of the first in Cornwall end, out-shooting them 14-6, with 73’s two PP attempts for one by the Colts. Kemptville lost their captain for 10 PIM plus 2 for a major that they overcame.
Josh Barnes, with helpers from Gull and Shaw, tied it up for the Colts at 6:29 to start the second. Like a successful bull rider, Chase Broda stripped the rubber at the line and hammered one over glove-side within eight seconds at 6:39 to give Kemptville the lead. Brazier combined with Taylor to find Jared Patterson who hammered it home at 14:38 for the go-ahead. At 19:01, Charlie Skinner, assisted by O’Mara, moved Cornwall within one. Kemptville blasted Cornwall stopper 18 to 6 with a penalty-free twenty.
Final twenty was owned by the 73’s, as they marked another two points on the sheet. The Chase factor, Broda with Lammi came across the neutral zone, so Cole Dennison could redirect the initial shot around the stopper at 1:13 to put the 73’s ahead by two. After 73’s assessed a 2PIM, the Colts pulled their goalie for extra attacker at 16:38 who Kemptville’s PK helped keep at bay. 73’s were the aggressor when Lammi hammered his assignment on to Merrett’s stick to Makoda Suzuki who deked his opponent, then into the EN for SHG at 18:09. 73’s doubled down with 11 to 5 and with both squads two PP attempts.
Kemptville controlled 75% of the draws and produced an aggressive special team when caught short handed.
Hawkesbury Hawks faced the Kemptville 73’s on Thursday evening, only to have their wings clipped 2 to zip for a three game winning roll. Both clubs put on a super goalie clinic, with exceptional power kills to close out the first two twenties without results.
Kemptville outshot Hawkesbury 14-7, with four unsuccessful PP and one five-on-three in the first, and lifted the foot off the gas in second. Hawkesbury pumped 14-8 SOG, with four PP without results and Kemptville failed on two attempts end period.
Last twenty started with Hawks extra attacker for 51 seconds that was handled by the 73’s aggressive PK. Madoka Suzuki tried to beat Zach Johnson numerous times, as Pawlikowski handed off to Moretti, and Super Fly pumped it top shelf blocker side at 11:22 to put 73’s on the sheet. Hawkesbury stopper was pulled at 18:26 to add extra man in attempt for a tie to force OT. Kemptville would receive a predicted infraction at 18:48 to put the Hawks into a 5-on-3 offense, that the 73’s turned around for the win. Patterson ran over his assignment to punch it forward to Wood that sprung Ryan Pawlikowski SHG to deke his defender to criss-cross and drive in a EN 19:34. Kemptville owned the final session, as they overwhelmed their opponent by 18-6 and shut down Hawkesbury to award Riley McCabe with a SO victory.
Kemptville motored into the “Hawks Nest” for a rematch on Friday night.
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