The 73’s made a two more deals this past week. They have sent forward Billy Ulrick to Cornwall and acquired forward Jake Martin from Hawkesbury.
Kemptville split their games over the weekend. On Friday, Dec. 2, the team travelled to the Robert Hartley Sports Complex in Hawkesbury to take on the surging Hawks.
The Hawks scored two in the first, one in the second and two in the third before the 73’s got on the board. Steve Genier potted his third of the year to break the shutout bid by Michael Comitini.
The goal was set up by Eric Malloy and Jesse Ferras. Hawkesbury went on to score two more and routed Kemptville 7-1. 73’s goaltender Ryan Mulder faced 51 shots in the game.
On Sunday afternoon, the 73’s visited the Earl Armstrong Arena to tangle with the Gloucester Rangers.
Kemptville scored four times in the first period while Gloucester could only get one. Scoring for the 73’s were Josh Pitt with two, bringing his season total to 20, Blaine Byron with his sixth and Stevie Ray Adams with his second.
Picking up the helpers were Cedric Lacroix and Byron with two each, Ben Hutton and Cody Hendsbee.
The Rangers came out hard in the third period being down by three goals and really put pressure on the Kemptville team.
And they were rewarded scoring three times to tie the game.
But with less than two and a half minutes left, Steve Genier broke Gloucester’s back with the game winning goal.
Assisting on the goal were Byron and Hutton.
For Byron, it was his fourth point of the game and he was named the games first star. Gloucester outshot Kemptville 22-4 in the period and put a game total of 51 shots on 73’s goaltender Ryan Mulder and for his outstanding play was named third star.
The 73’s return home this weekend for two games. On Friday, Dec 9, the Kanata Stallions come to town for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop and on Sunday, Dec. 11, the Cornwall Colts will provide the opposition. Game time is 7:00 p.m.
Come out and support your team and community.
Catch the Junior A fever!