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by the sportsguy

After a decisive victory over the Smiths Falls Bears in their home opener, the Kemptville 73’s battled the Brockville Braves on the road for Sunday afternoon game. Initial frame remained scoreless, with Kemptville out-shooting them 9 to 8, the Braves having two PP and 73’s with one, without results.

Brockville owned the second, as Bowditch found Justin McCrae to beat William Anderson at 3:10 to draw first blood. Cody Bruchikowski, with helpers from Kerr and Dirven at 5:12, to give the Braves a 2-goal lead. Brockville out-gunning Kemptville by 12 to 11, with one PP for Braves without conclusion.

Final twenty, Kemptville’s Patterson flipped it to Taylor and Ryan Pawlikowski blew it by Jake Begley to spoil his SO attempt at 9:43. Brockville answered back, when 73’s failed to clear the zone and Bill Torianni capitalized at 10:11 to make it 3 to 1. At 11:28, 73’s with extra skater, when Wood springing Suzuki up the wing and Hunter Brazier (2) pumped in a PPG to put them within reach. Then an undisciplined play by Kemptville at 14:15 gave Brockville a 5-minute PP that McCrae combined with Cody Bruchikowski to walk away with 4 to 2 win. Brockville counted 10 SOG to Kemptville’s 8, and 73’s recording 3 PP without results, as Braves having one major that was the difference in the game.

Next road game was in Richcraft Sensplex CTC, where they matched up with Ottawa Junior Senators on Friday, September 13 at 7:15 for first of three weekend challenges. Kemptville counted first, as Taylor combined with Dennison, back to Dylan Bond (1), to slam one past Felix Schnell. Ottawa countered when Thomas Freel drove one top shelf over Riley McCabe at 17:34 to tie it up. Junior Senators marked up 9 SOG to 73’s 7, with 3 PP for Kemptville and Ottawa 1 without results.

Junior Senators struck first in the second round on PP to break the tie when Ranvir-Gill-Shane, assisted by Mulhearn at 2:41. Bond controlled the half boards to Suzuki onto the tape of Jared Patterson (2) for SHG to force a tie once again at 8:47. Domitrovic with Bond combined with Makoda Suzuki for his first goal of the season at 14:05 for Kemptville’s go ahead. Ottawa gained a tie when Ethan Mulhearn with assist from McIntosh and Velocci at 14:29. Kemptville came back when Suzuki back to Wood and Jared Patterson (3) on PP to chase Felix Schnell to the shower and enlist Joshua Ward. Ottawa answered with Ethan Mulhearn lone effort for his second of the contest at 15:45. Kemptville had 14 SOG to Ottawa’s 12, and 1 SHG with 1 successful PP, while Junior Senators having 5 PP with 1 result… somewhat lopsided with tie game.

End to end action, as both clubs looking to wrap it up from the others’ mistakes. Ottawa received the change when Vincent Velocci, with helper from Brant at 6:41, as Joshua Ward kept them in the contest to post a single marker and 5 to 4 victory. Junior Senators with 13 SOG to 73’s 7 and only 1 PP for Kemptville. Kemptville 73’s PPK shut down 7 of 6 PP attempts, but could only capitalize with 1 for 5 opportunities.

Kemptville 73’s met the Rockland Nationals on Saturday evening for their second contest at Richcraft Sensplex CTC. Rockland struck first to open the initial period when Cole Craft, on a lone effort, to beat William Anderson at 8:26. Kemptville countered when Frescura tic-tac-toe play to Pawlikowski and Gavin Wood (1) pumped it home at 14:52 by Cole Hudson for his first of the season. Rockland managed more SOG 14 to Kemptville 8 with 73’s having 2 PP attempts without results and Nationals 1 PP unsuccessful attempt.

Kemptville’s two Chase’s made a connection as Lammi combined with Chase Broda (3) at 10:40 for the tie breaker. Rockland evened it up at 18:16 when Kemptville picked up an infraction, so Cole Craft PPG with helper from Labelle notched his second of the night at 17:36 for another tie. Kemptville and Rockland recorded 8 shots a piece with both squads having 2 PP and Nationals only capitalizing on one.

Last twenty, all tied up at 2, remained scoreless, with Rockland out-shooting Kemptville by 10 to 8 with Nationals 2 PP opportunities that the 73’s PK unit shut-down. Now into OT, with second SOG at 1:25, Smith sprung Sullivan free to find Matthew Vermaeten to catch William Anderson off guard to take a hard-earned win for Rockland National. Both the stoppers kept the battle very entertaining, with both clubs on a seesaw, waiting for a break to run with.

Next Richcraft Sensplex CTC game for the 73’s will be on Sunday at 5:30 when they face the Naven Grads.

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