Week 18 Recap

Game Summary: Kemptville 73’s @ Hawkesbury Hawks

Date: Friday February 2nd, 2024

Location: Robert Hartley Sports Complex

Final Score: Kemptville 73’s 0, Hawkesbury Hawks

In a tightly contested match at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex, the Kemptville 73’s managed to secure a hard-fought victory against the Hawkesbury Hawks with a score of 1-0. The game remained deadlocked in a scoreless tie throughout the first period, with both teams displaying staunch defensive efforts.

The momentum shifted in the second period when Kemptville capitalized on a power play opportunity, with Logue finding the back of the net at 3:20, assisted by Trottier and O’Doherty. Despite Hawkesbury’s relentless pressure, Kemptville’s defense held firm, denying any scoring chances and maintaining their slim lead.

In the final period, both teams battled fiercely, but neither could break through the opposing defense to alter the scoreline. Kemptville’s goaltender, Easter, stood tall between the pipes, turning away all 39 shots fired his way, preserving the shutout and securing the crucial victory for his team.

The 73’s efficient utilization of power play opportunities, coupled with Easter’s exceptional performance in goal, proved to be the decisive factors in securing the 1-0 win.


Game Summary: Kemptville 73’s @ Ottawa Jr Senators

Date: Saturday February 3rd, 2024

Location: Jim Durrell Recreation Complex

Final Score: Kemptville 73’s 1, Ottawa Jr Senators 2

In a thrilling matchup at the Jim Durrell Sports Complex, the Kemptville 73’s clashed with the Ottawa Junior Senators in a battle that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the final buzzer. Despite a valiant effort from both sides, it was the Ottawa Junior Senators who managed to secure a narrow victory, edging out the Kemptville 73’s with a final score of 2-1.

The game kicked off with an impressive power-play goal by Kemptville’s Trottier, who showcased his offensive prowess by netting one past the Ottawa goaltender just 5 minutes and 27 seconds into the first period. Assisted by Rutley and O’Doherty, Trottier’s early goal set the tone for an intense matchup, demonstrating Kemptville’s determination to dominate the game from the start.

However, Ottawa quickly responded in the second period, with Albright capitalizing on an opportunity to even the score at 1-1. With assists from Renaud-Viau and Bellfoy, Albright’s goal injected a surge of energy into the Ottawa lineup, igniting a fierce battle for control of the ice.

As the game progressed into the final period, tensions ran high as both teams fought tooth and nail for a chance to clinch the win. In a pivotal moment, Ottawa’s Murdoch seized the opportunity to break the deadlock, firing a precise shot past Kemptville’s goaltender and securing the game-winning goal at the 5-minute and 25-second mark of the third period. With assists from Moline and Renaud-Viau, Murdoch’s clutch performance propelled Ottawa to a narrow lead, leaving Kemptville scrambling to mount a comeback in the closing minutes of the game.

Despite a relentless offensive push from Kemptville in the waning moments of the third period, Ottawa’s defense stood firm, thwarting every attempt to level the score and secure the hard-fought victory on home ice. With outstanding goaltending performances from both teams, including Biron for Kemptville and Shibley for Ottawa, the game showcased the skill and determination of these talented young athletes.

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