Game Summary: Carleton Place Canadians vs Kemptville 73’s
Date: Friday October 20th, 2023
Location: Kemptville Municipal Centre
Final Score: Carleton Place Canadians 1, Kemptville 73’s 2
In a thrilling contest that unfolded at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Friday, October 20, 2023, the Kemptville 73’s secured a hard-fought victory over the Carleton Place Canadians in overtime, with a final score of 2-1.
The game commenced quietly in the first period, with no goals being registered on the scoreboard. There were a few penalties issued, including slashing infractions by Ryan from Carleton Place and tripping penalties by Logue and Whyte from Kemptville.
The second period saw the Carleton Place Canadians break the deadlock with a power-play goal by Soloway at 18:27. Kemptville’s Haughian was penalized for slashing earlier in the period. The game remained tightly contested as both teams displayed their defensive prowess.
The third period witnessed a dramatic turn of events as Kemptville’s Whyte managed to find the back of the net at 15:45, equalizing the score. This period also saw its share of penalties, including slashing calls for Kozyra from Kemptville and a holding penalty for Fehr from Carleton Place. Culley from Carleton Place was handed a check to the head penalty, leading to a misconduct penalty. Trottier from Kemptville was also penalized for tripping in the final minute of the third period.
The game then entered an overtime period, and it was Trottier from Kemptville who became the hero at 4:27 of the first overtime, sealing the victory for the 73’s. No penalties were assessed during the overtime period.
Throughout the game, Kemptville managed 38 shots on goal compared to Carleton Place’s 23. Despite several power-play opportunities for both teams, it was Kemptville’s defense and strong goaltending that held the Canadians at bay. Vandenberg from Carleton Place made an impressive 36 saves out of 38 shots, while Biron from Kemptville was solid with 22 saves out of 23 shots.
A crowd of 365 spectators witnessed this intense battle, and the Kemptville 73’s celebrated a well-earned victory in overtime, highlighting their resilience and determination on the ice.
Game Summary: Kemptville 73’s vs Nepean Raiders
Date: Sunday October 22nd, 2023
Location: Nepean Sportsplex – YZERMAN Arena
Final Score: Kemptville 73’s 5, Nepean Raiders 6 (OT)
In an electrifying showdown at the Nepean Sportsplex’s Yzerman Arena on Sunday, October 22, 2023, the Kemptville 73’s put on a remarkable display of resilience and skill, even though they ultimately fell short in overtime against the Nepean Raiders. The game unfolded with a rollercoaster of emotions, leaving fans on the edge of their seats.
The first period saw the 73’s strike first, with Bennett finding the back of the net at 12:42, assisted by Whyte and Logue. Nepean replied swiftly, as Hardy scored at 17:11 with assists from Magaletta and Doxtator. The period concluded with a tie at 1-1 and a display of physicality, resulting in penalties for roughing assessed to Holmes of Kemptville and Papineau of Nepean.
In the second period, the Nepean Raiders began to surge ahead, scoring three goals, while Kemptville’s Logue responded with one goal, narrowing the gap. The period witnessed several penalties, including charging, interference, and tripping calls, highlighting the intensity of the game. As the second period concluded, Nepean held a 4-2 lead, but the Kemptville 73’s were far from defeated.
The third period turned into a thrilling comeback story for Kemptville. Bennett and Logue played heroically, contributing to three consecutive goals, including a crucial power-play goal that tied the game and secured a hat trick for Logie. However, Nepean’s Papineau managed to level the score again with a late goal. As the regulation time ended with a 5-5 tie, it was clear that both teams were leaving nothing to chance.
In the overtime period, it was Nepean that emerged victorious, with Reid’s goal just 52 seconds into the extra period. While the Kemptville 73’s may not have secured the win, their determination, resilience, and spirited comeback in the third period showcased their tenacity and fighting spirit. It was a game that left fans of both teams and hockey enthusiasts thoroughly entertained and engaged until the very end.