Week 2 Recap

Game Summary: Hawkesbury Hawkes vs. Kemptville 73’s

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Location: North Grenville Municipal Centre

Final Score: Hawkesbury 2, Kemptville 73’s 6

In an impressive performance at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, the Kemptville 73’s secured a convincing victory, defeating the Hawkesbury Hawks with a final score of 6-2.

The game started with both teams exchanging goals in the 1st period, with O’Doherty and Stubbings finding the back of the net for their respective teams. However, Kemptville quickly took control, with O’Doherty scoring his second of the game, giving them a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

In the 2nd period, Kemptville extended their lead further with a power-play goal from Melvin. Hawkesbury managed to narrow the gap with a goal from Gagne, but Kemptville maintained their advantage.

In the 3rd period, Kemptville sealed the win with goals from Whyte, Logue, and another from Whyte, this time into an empty net. Kemptville’s power play was effective, converting one of their five opportunities.

Biron, was solid in the net, making 38 saves out of 40 shots. With this strong performance, the Kemptville 73’s demonstrated their skill and teamwork, securing a well-deserved victory over the Hawkesbury Hawks.



Game Summary: Ottawa Junior Senators vs. Kemptville 73’s

Date: Friday, September 29, 2023

Location: North Grenville Municipal Centre

Attendance: 278

Final Score: Ottawa 2, Kemptville 4

In a thrilling match at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Friday, September 29, 2023, the Kemptville 73’s emerged victorious with a final score of 4-2 against the Ottawa Junior Senators.

The game started with Kemptville taking the lead in the 1st period, thanks to Holmes’ goal assisted by Trottier and Kozyra. Although Ottawa came back strong in the 2nd period, with goals from Albright and Knox, Kemptville quickly responded with Logue finding the back of the net.

In the 3rd period, Kemptville secured their victory with Whyte and Melvin scoring crucial goals. The game showcased Kemptville’s offense, outshooting Ottawa 37 to 24.

Kemptville’s power play performance was solid, converting one of their two opportunities, while Ottawa capitalized on their only power play chance. Biron, made 22 saves out of 24 shots, ensuring their victory.

The Kemptville 73’s demonstrated their strength and teamwork in this game, earning a well-deserved win against the Ottawa Junior Senators.



Game Summary: Kemptville 73’s vs Pembroke Lumberkings 

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023

Location: Pembroke Memorial Centre

Final Score: Kemptville 4, Pembroke 5

In a thrilling game at Pembroke Memorial Centre on October 1, 2023, the Kemptville 73’s battled the Pembroke Lumber Kings. Despite a valiant effort, Kemptville narrowly lost 5-4 in a shootout.

The game got off to an explosive start, with Kemptville’s Whyte scoring just 7 seconds into the 1st period. Pembroke responded with goals from Parent and Schmit to take a 2-1 lead.

In the 2nd period, Kemptville tied the game with a power-play goal by Bennett and then took the lead with Moroz’s goal. However, Pembroke’s Blewett leveled the score at 3-3.

The 3rd period saw Schmit score his second goal for Pembroke, but Kemptville’s Whyte netted his second of the night to force the game into overtime.

Overtime didn’t see any scoring, leading to a shootout. Kemptville managed to score one goal in the shootout, but Pembroke secured the victory with two shootout goals.

Despite the loss, Kemptville showed resilience and determination throughout the game, with Bennett making 25 saves. It was a hard-fought battle that could have gone either way, showcasing the competitive spirit of both teams.