Week 7 Recap

Game Summary: Kemptville 73’s vs Rockland Nationals

Date: Friday November 3rd, 2023

Location: CIHA Arena

Final Score: Rockland Nationals 5, Kemptville 73’s 3

In an exciting hockey matchup on Friday, November 3, 2023, at Rockland Arena – Pad 1, the Kemptville 73’s faced off against the Rockland Nationals in a thrilling contest. The game ended with a score of Kemptville 73’s 3 and Rockland Nationals 5, making it a thrilling encounter for hockey fans.

The first period of the game set the tone, as Rockland came out strong, with Leonard scoring an early goal just 6 minutes into the game. Laurent added another goal for Rockland at the 14:12 mark. Despite Kemptville’s Logue receiving a penalty for hooking, both teams showcased their skills and determination in this fast-paced period.

Moving into the second period, Rockland continued their momentum as Hall netted a power-play goal, further extending their lead. However, Kemptville responded with Melvin’s power-play goal, showing their resilience. Loreto’s goal for Kemptville brought hope to their fans, but Rockland’s Kelloway answered back, maintaining their advantage. The second period was action-packed, with both teams displaying their offensive prowess and determination.

As the game headed into the final period, Rockland remained relentless, with Dumont scoring on the power play, further widening the gap. Kemptville, unwilling to give up, managed to pull one back with Montoni’s late goal, displaying their never-give-up attitude. The final period was intense, with Kemptville pushing hard in their attempts to close the score gap.

Throughout the game, shots on goal were evenly matched, with Kemptville taking 32 shots and Rockland taking 26. Both teams had their moments on the power play, but Rockland capitalized on more opportunities. The goaltenders, Ilecki for Kemptville and Forget for Rockland, put on a remarkable performance, with some impressive saves in a high-scoring game.

In summary, the game between Kemptville 73’s and Rockland Nationals was a thrilling and high-scoring contest. While Kemptville showed determination and fighting spirit, Rockland Nationals managed to secure a 5-3 victory with their well-executed plays and effective power-play opportunities. Hockey enthusiasts were treated to an exciting match with plenty of action on both ends of the ice.




Game Summary: Smiths Falls Bears vs Kemptville 73’s

Date: Sunday November 5th, 2023

Location: Kemptville Municipal Centre

Final Score: Smiths Falls Bears 1, Kemptville 73’s 2

On Sunday afternoon, November 5, 2023, at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, the Kemptville 73’s hosted the Smiths Falls Bears in a gripping hockey clash. The game ended with a score of Kemptville 73’s 2 and Smiths Falls Bears 1, leaving the home team and its fans elated.

The first period was marked by an early power-play goal from Smiths Falls, as Martin-Gaudreault found the back of the net at 7:33, putting the visitors in the lead. However, Kemptville quickly responded, and Logue managed to score at 17:18, evening the score. Despite a couple of penalties called during this period, the game remained evenly balanced.

The second period saw no goals, but both teams continued to battle fiercely. Kemptville’s defense held strong, and Smiths Falls couldn’t break through their lines. With no goals scored, the anticipation continued to build as the teams headed into the final period.

In the decisive third period, the Kemptville 73’s demonstrated their determination and desire for victory. Bennett scored a crucial goal in the final minute, giving his team a 2-1 lead. Kemptville’s discipline and strong defensive play paid off, as they managed to secure this lead till the end. The Smiths Falls Bears tried to push for an equalizer, but Kemptville’s Biron, backed up by a resilient defense, held their ground and preserved the lead.

The game featured intense action and remarkable goaltending. Shots on goal were nearly equal, with Smiths Falls registering 39 shots and Kemptville with 32. Kemptville’s penalty-killing unit was solid, holding first placed Smiths Falls to just one power-play goal on four opportunities. With this win, the Kemptville 73’s showcased their ability to come from behind and secure a crucial victory, pleasing their fans and demonstrating their potential in the league.

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