Game Summary: Rockland Nationals vs Kemptville 73’s
Date: Wednesday October 25th, 2023
Location: Kemptville Municipal Centre
Final Score: Rockland Nationals 3, Kemptville 73’s 4
In a thrilling hockey match at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, the Kemptville 73’s secured a hard-fought victory over the Rockland Nationals with a final score of 4-3. This game showcased the resilience and determination of the Kemptville team as they came from behind to clinch the win.
The first period of the game was packed with action as both teams displayed their offensive prowess. Rockland struck early with a goal by Paquin, but Kemptville responded swiftly, netting two power-play goals by Rutley and Thomas. Kemptville continued their offensive onslaught with goals from Trottier and Melvin, the latter coming on a shorthanded opportunity. Despite Rockland’s late response with a goal from Kelloway, Kemptville established a 4-2 lead by the end of the first period.
The second period, although scoreless, saw intense defensive efforts and some penalties on both sides, showcasing the determination of the players and the importance of disciplined play in maintaining their lead.
In the third period, Rockland managed to close the gap with a power-play goal by Dumont. However, Kemptville’s defense held strong, and they successfully thwarted Rockland’s attempts to equalize. The Kemptville 73’s ultimately secured the victory, with goaltender Biron making critical saves when it mattered most, securing their position as a formidable team with a 4-3 win.
This victory not only highlighted Kemptville’s scoring prowess, especially on the power play, but also showcased their ability to defend their lead and remain composed under pressure. The Kemptville 73’s demonstrated exceptional teamwork and determination, making them a force to be reckoned with in the hockey league.
Game Summary: Cornwall Colts vs Kemptville 73’s
Date: Friday October 27th, 2023
Location: Kemptville Municipal Centre
Final Score: Cornwall Colts 3, Kemptville 73’s 6
In an intense hockey matchup at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on October 27, 2023, the Kemptville 73’s displayed a dominant performance, ultimately defeating the Cornwall Colts with a final score of 6-3.
The game began with a flurry of action in the 1st period. Cornwall’s Tallman quickly put his team on the scoreboard just 23 seconds into the game. However, Kemptville responded with a shorthanded goal by Montoni at 13:04 and then a power-play goal from Haughian at 15:58, giving them a 2-1 lead. Cornwall’s Tallman struck again late in the period, tying the game at 2-2. Penalties were incurred on both sides, highlighting the intensity of the contest.
In the 2nd period, Kemptville continued to assert their dominance, with Melvin scoring a power-play goal at 17:14. Cornwall’s Pyke took a slashing penalty at 10:53, but despite their efforts, they couldn’t close the gap. Kemptville’s Shaw found himself in the penalty box for roughing at 18:51, but they held their lead.
The 3rd period witnessed a late power-play goal from Cornwall’s Tallman, bringing the score to 3-3. However, Kemptville solidified their victory with two more goals from Logue at 4:33 and Bennett at 18:15, along with an empty-netter by Logue at 19:24. Despite a few more penalties being called during the period, Kemptville’s strong performance couldn’t be denied.
Shots on goal showed Kemptville’s dominance with a 39-26 advantage. Their power play also outperformed Cornwall’s, capitalizing on 3 of 8 opportunities, while Cornwall managed only 1 goal on 5 power-play chances.
The goaltenders played significant roles in the outcome, with Hickey making 33 saves out of 38 shots for Cornwall, while Kemptville’s Ilecki turned away 23 of 26 shots in his debut as a 73. In the end, Kemptville’s strong special teams and offensive prowess secured their victory over the Cornwall Colts, leaving them with a memorable win in front of their home crowd.
Game Summary: Kemptville 73’s vs Navan Grads
Date: Sunday October 29th, 2023
Location: Navan Memorial Centre
Final Score: Kemptville 73’s 2, Navan Grads 4
In a Sunday matchup at the Navan Memorial Centre, the Navan Grads secured a 4-2 victory over the Kemptville 73’s.
The first period saw some action with Kemptville’s Montoni scoring at 13:48, assisted by Redmond and McDougall. However, Navan responded as Savignac found the back of the net at 19:15, with assists from Crete and Tola. Notable penalties included Moore of Navan for holding and Jenken of Navan for high sticking.
In the second period, Navan continued to press forward, with Kingwell netting a goal at 5:18, assisted by Crete and Roy. MacDougall extended Navan’s lead with a goal at 18:18, assisted by Holmes and Tola. Thomas of Kemptville received a slashing penalty late in the period.
During the third period, Navan’s Johnson scored at 8:03, further solidifying their lead. Kemptville made an attempt at a comeback, with Haughian scoring at 16:00, assisted by Bennett and McDougall. The period featured several penalties, including interference, and charging infractions for Navan; and too many men, for Kemptville.
Both saw ample scoring opportunity with the final shots on goal tallying 39 shots for Navan compared to Kemptville’s 35. Both teams struggled on the power play, as neither capitalized on their opportunities. The goaltenders, Biron for Kemptville and Nelson for Navan, put up commendable performances, with Biron making 35 saves and Nelson making 33.
In the end, the Navan Grads emerged ahead with a final score of 4-2.