PLK downed by Kemptville 4-1

By Stephen Uhler, The Daily Observer

KEMPTVILLE – The Pembroke Lumber Kings hit a speed bump on the road Friday, losing 4-1 to the Kemptville 73s.


After tying things up late in the first period 1-1, the Kings couldn't get going on the scoring, while Kemptville found the back of the net three more times over the course of the game to secure the win.

Both teams power play remained silent, with the Kings scoreless for the six times they had the man advantage, while the 73s couldn't produce in the three times they were on the power play.

Both netminders were solid in the crease, with Pembroke's Nick Manousos turning away 31 of 35 shots on net, while Kemptville's Nick Bond stopped 29 out of the 30 shots directed at him.

It was in the dying seconds of the first when Kemptville got on the board, with Jarrett Williams scoring 17 seconds before the end of the period. Charlie Kiefer and Liam Hunter picked up assists.

Then, with two second left before the buzzer, Pembroke's Noah Maika tied the game, with the assistance of Mason Emoff and Peter Falivena.

The 73s scored twice more in the second period, with Eric Conley scoring shorthanded, and Jacob Thousand following up to make it 3-1, putting the team firmly in the driver's seat. Hunter assisted both to add to his game total of assists to three in all.

Scoring what would be the last goal of the game was Kemptville's Ashton Fry, who put the puck in five minutes into the third period, with Tyson Kirkby and Garrett Meyer assisting on the play.

Hunter's three-assist performance earned him the first star of the game, followed by his teammate Fry. Third star went to Maika for his sole goal for Pembroke.

The Lumber Kings play a rare Saturday night game due to the Thanksgiving holiday being Sunday. They will be facing the top ranked Carleton Place Canadians, who will be looking to break Pembroke's perfect streak on home ice.

The puck hits the ice Oct. 7 in the Pembroke Memorial Centre at 7 p.m. 

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