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Ty Whyte show on display with hat-trick

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Friday night with the Nepean Raiders on a redemption path ready to face the 73’s in their own barn proved to be too much kickback as Kemptville posted a 4 to 1 win with a hat-trick from Ty Whyte.

Both teams iced a very lethargic crew for the initial frame which played into the Raiders game plan of grind and pound, dump and chase style that remained scoreless. Kemptville spent more time in Nepean end peppering 15 SOG to 6 with three unsuccessful PP.

Nepean found results as Reinisch feed from behind the net to Joshua Reid in the slot to beat Jacob Biron at 5:15 to open the second. Tic – tac – toe attack up the wall from Campeau dished back to Merrett, onto the tape of Ty Whyte and top shelf over the shoulder of Gage Stewart to knot it up at 7:08. Both squads with 12 SOG, with Nepean’s unsuccessful PS and the 73’s sustaining a 5 on 3 attack.

Last twenty belonged to Kemptville with pedal to the metal resulting in three unanswered markers. Matt Thomas holding the line wristed one through traffic to find left side open at 6:05. Ty Whyte caught top shelf to log in his second after he picked up Yakubowski garbage at 14:56. Nepean pulled their stopper at 17:22 with man advantage to give them 6 on 4, that turned against them as an aggressive Ty Whyte blew by his coverage to backhand in for ENG hat-trick goal at 17:34 for a 4 to 1 victory. Kudos to the 73’s coach for giving Whyte an opportunity to record a hat-trick which he capitalized on. Kemptville outgunned Nepean by 10 to 7 with the 73’s shutdowning a major PP.

Extremely frustrating for both clubs as they had to battle each other under questionable circumstances with poor ice grooming, bouncing rubber, and unpredictable infraction perimeters in front of 287 appreciative fans.

Brockville Braves visiting the 73’s for the first of the season on a Sunday matinee was unsuccessful as they were shutdown with a SO for Jacob Biron and 3 to zip loss.

The initial period was a see-saw endeavour as the Braves tried to harness the speedy 73’s and control the bouncing rubber. Warner off the wall back to Thomas, across to Nathan Merrett to rifle it top shelf over Sami Molu to place Kemptville on the board at 6:23. Kemptville outshot Brockville 13 to 9 and Brockville having 1 failed PP.

Second twenty was scoreless with the 73’s having a 10 to 8 advantage and both teams riding the pine, with the Braves awarded 2 PP attempts and the 73’s 3 PP without results.

Kemptville found an extra gear as Brockville with man advantage tried a stretch pass up the wing and Ty Whyte SHG magic countered as he flew by his offender to pull the trigger at 7:29. Palmer combined with Brazier to Chase Lammi on the doorstep to make a 3 goal runaway for the 73’s at 9:46. Kemptville spend time in the sin-bin that Brockville couldn’t capitalize on and outgunned their foe by 18 to 7. A 3 zip win for Kemptville positions them for a run to the top as they are tied in fourth place.

Kemptville will face the Navan Grads on home ice on Friday, November 4th for a 7:30 start.

Hockey with EDGE…see you around the wall.