Kemptville 73's

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Kemptville 73's
Kemptville 73's logo.svg
City Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
League Central Canada Hockey League
Division Robinson
Founded 1969
Home arena North Grenville Municipal Centre
Colours red, black, and white
              
General manager Terry Nichols
Head coach Ron Tugnutt
Franchise history
1969–1973 Kemptville Comets
1973–Present Kemptville 73's

The Kemptville 73's are a Canadian Junior "A" ice hockey team based in Kemptville, Ontario. They play in the Central Canada Hockey League of the Ottawa District Hockey Association.

History[edit]

Founded in 1969. Changed name in 1973.[1] Moved from Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League to Central Junior A Hockey League in 2007.

On September 14, 2007, the Kemptville 73's played their first ever Junior "A" hockey game. At home, the 73's took on the Nepean Raiders but lost the game 5–2. Anthony Scarpino scored the 73's first ever Junior "A" goal with forty-six seconds left in the first period. Alex Beaudry started the historic game in net.

On September 23, 2007, the 73's won their first ever Junior "A" hockey game by defeating the Kanata Stallions, at home, by a score of 4–2.

Currently, the team carries a member of the community who has been involved with the program since its inception in 1969. John Guy, a local legend, has been involved with the 73s as the equipment manager. John is known and loved by many in the community for his involvement and comical antics.

On April 8, 2008, Mark Nasca become the first 73 in history to commit to a Division I school when he signed with the Colgate University Raiders for the 2008-2009 season.

On December 23, 2008, Rob Capellupo was announced as head USA Scout for bringing in players. He was also announced as the teams physical and psychological doctor.

On June 26, 2009, Calvin de Haan was drafted 12th overall by the New York Islanders, de Haan is a former "73".[2]

On June 23, 2012, Vancouver Canucks drafted Ben Hutton 147th overall, former 73.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
1999-00 45 32 10 3 - 218 127 68 1st EO StLawr Lost Final
2000-01 45 30 13 2 - 217 138 62 1st EO StLawr Lost Final
2001-02 45 19 24 2 - 194 182 43 4th EO StLawr Lost Division S-final
2002-03 45 21 15 4 5 210 197 51 3rd EO StLawr Lost Division Final
2003-04 45 30 13 2 0 228 137 62 3rd EO StLawr Lost Division S-final
2004-05 45 28 13 3 1 223 166 60 1st EO StLawr Lost Division Final
2005-06 45 31 12 0 2 293 196 64 1st EO StLawr Lost Division Final
2006-07 40 21 15 2 2 217 179 46 4th EO StLawr Lost Division Semi-Final
2007-08 60 15 39 2 4 164 260 36 9th CJHL DNQ
2008-09 60 15 38 - 7 126 225 37 10th CJHL DNQ
2009-10 62 27 29 - 6 191 214 60 8th CJHL Lost Quarter-final
2010-11 62 22 33 - 7 157 225 51 10th CCHL DNQ
2011-12 62 13 44 - 5 164 299 31 11th CCHL DNQ
2012-13 62 15 44 - 3 152 295 33 12th CCHL DNQ
2013-14 62 26 30 - 6 210 232 58 8th CCHL Lost Quarter-final

Notable alumni[edit]

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