Game Summary: Rockland Nationals vs Kemptville 73’s
Date: Wednesday November 22nd, 2023
Location: North Grenville Municipal Centre
Final Score: Rockland Nationals 3, Kemptville 73’s 1
In a highly contested match at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, the Kemptville 73’s faced off against the Rockland Nationals on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. The game unfolded with a tightly contested 1st period, marked by solid defensive play and goaltending on both sides. The scoreboard remained unchanged during this frame, showcasing the resilience of both teams.
The 2nd period brought the first burst of action as Kemptville broke the deadlock with a power-play goal by Bennett at 5:20, assisted by Melvin and Haughian. However, Rockland quickly responded with a power-play goal of their own at 7:52, courtesy of Dumont and assists from Leonard and Bergeron. Despite the back-and-forth, the period ended with a 1-1 tie, setting the stage for an intense final frame.
The 3rd period saw Rockland Nationals take control as they capitalized on the power play once again. Stothers found the back of the net at 7:07, assisted by Davis. Kemptville fought hard but struggled to overcome the deficit. In the closing moments, Rockland secured the victory with an empty-net goal from Davis at 19:31. The final score stood at Rockland Nationals 3, Kemptville 73’s 1.
Both teams displayed strong penalty-killing efforts, with notable moments of power-play success. Rockland’s goaltender, Charette, showcased skillful goaltending with 34 saves, while Kemptville’s Biron made 27 saves. The shots on goal reflected the intensity of the game, with Rockland registering 30 shots and Kemptville close behind with 35. Despite the loss, Kemptville demonstrated resilience and determination, making the game a compelling matchup for fans in attendance.
Game Summary: Kemptville 73’s vs Smiths Falls Bears
Date: Friday November 24th, 2023
Location: Smiths Falls Memorial Centre
Final Score: Kemptville 73’s 2, Smiths Falls Bears 5
In a challenging matchup at the Smiths Falls Memorial Centre on Friday, November 24, 2023, the Kemptville 73’s faced the Smiths Falls Bears. The game began with Kemptville taking an early lead in the 1st period when Logue found the back of the net at 16:32, assisted by Melvin and O’Doherty. However, the Smiths Falls Bears responded with a power-play goal by Ouellette at 19:32, leveling the score. Despite the intensity and a couple of penalties, the period ended with a 1-1 tie.
The 2nd period saw Smiths Falls take control as they scored two unanswered goals. Ouellette notched his second of the night on the power play at 4:48, and Stevenson extended the lead at 9:21 while shorthanded. Kemptville faced penalty trouble, but their goaltender, Biron, stood strong against the offensive pressure.
In the 3rd period, Kemptville showed resilience as Shaw scored at 4:32, assisted by Moroz and Biron. However, Smiths Falls maintained their offensive prowess with goals from Stevenson at 6:13 and Dimaline at 17:30 on the power play. Despite the efforts of Kemptville, Smiths Falls secured the victory with a final score of 5-2.
The shots on goal reflected Smiths Falls’ offensive dominance, registering 37 shots compared to Kemptville’s 15. While Kemptville faced challenges on the power play, Smiths Falls capitalized on their opportunities, converting three out of four chances. Biron, in the Kemptville goal, made 32 saves, showcasing commendable effort despite the outcome. Despite the loss, Kemptville displayed determination and moments of offensive prowess in a hard-fought contest against the Smiths Falls Bears.
Game Summary: Kemptville 73’s vs Navan Grads
Date: Sunday November 26th, 2023
Location: Navan Memorial Centre
Final Score: Kemptville 73’s 0, Navan Grads 1
In a tightly contested battle at the Navan Memorial Centre on Sunday, November 26, 2023, the Kemptville 73’s clashed with the Navan Grads in a low-scoring affair. The first period set the tone, with Navan taking an early lead on the power play. Savignac found the back of the net at 4:37, assisted by Tola and Crete. Kemptville faced penalty challenges in the opening frame, but their goaltender, Biron, made crucial saves to keep the deficit at one.
The 2nd period saw a defensive struggle with both teams unable to capitalize on scoring opportunities. Despite a few penalties on both sides, the goaltenders, Biron for Kemptville and Nelson for Navan, showcased their skills, maintaining a scoreless period.
As the game progressed into the 3rd period, both teams tightened their defensive play, and scoring chances were at a premium. Kemptville had opportunities on the power play but couldn’t convert. Biron continued to make key saves, keeping Kemptville in contention.
Despite a valiant effort by Kemptville, the game concluded with Navan securing a 1-0 victory. The shots on goal reflected a closely contested matchup, with Kemptville registering 32 shots to Navan’s 26. Both teams displayed disciplined penalty killing, but Navan’s early power-play goal proved decisive. Biron showcased strong goaltending with 25 saves, but Navan’s Nelson matched his performance, stopping all 32 shots he faced. Though Kemptville faced a narrow defeat, the game highlighted their defensive resilience and the goaltending prowess of Biron in a tightly contested battle against the Navan Grads.