A Sunday to Forget in Owen Sound for Barrie
A four goal first period by the Attack put the writing on the board for Barrie in a 6-1 loss on Sunday.
57 seconds into the game Matt Schmalz tips in a shot from the sideboard by Markus Phillips for his 5th goal of the season. It looked for a second that the goal was kicked into the net and would go to a review for the third straight time on a goal against the Colts, but unfortunately for Barrie this one would stand.
The Attack kept coming. Kevin Hancock led the rush into the Barrie zone and put a shot just wide of the goal. Reading the play perfectly was Jonah Gadjovich who jumped on the puck that bounced right out in front and hammered it home for his 10th of the season. Trenton Bourque picked up the second assist on the goal.
Minutes late the Attack were buzzing around the Colts’ zone throwing anything and everything towards Barrie’s net-minder Christian Propp who was making his 3rd start in the last 4 games. Propp came up big on a couple of occasions keeping the game at a 2-0 score.
Owen Sound would continue the attack though. Great passing our highway 26 rivals setup Petrus Palmu who snapped home his 23rd goal of the season giving the Attack a massive 3-0 lead before the midway mark of the first. Owen Sound captain Santino Centorame picked up the lone assist on the goal.
It looked like things could have gotten worse as Nick Pryce found the back of the net looking like Owen Sound may run away with this one, but the goal was waved off as Aidan Dudas interfered with Propp in the crease.
It wouldn’t take them long to actually score that 4th goal though. With just under a minute remaining it was a pretty passing play that set up Hancock who slapped home the 4th goal for Owen Sound. The goal was his 12th goal of the season that was assisted by Gadjovich and Nick Suzuki.
To start the 2nd period of play Barrie went with David Ovsjannikov who is fresh off of a 37 save victory the night before against Flint.
It looked to have sparked the Colts, as just 40 seconds into the period Lucas Chiodo put home his 10th goal of the season.
Nearing the midway mark of the period it was the Attack striking again, a shot from the point by Palmu created a rebound in front that Gadjovich pounced on and buried on the power-play to restore Owen Sounds four goal lead.
If you thought they would let up, you though wrong. Pryce would break wide on a Chris Cameron of the Colts and slide one cross crease finding Dudas in front to extend Owen Sounds lead to 6-1.
The third period felt as if both teams were looking to get out this game without any injuries or suspensions as nothing much was built up in terms of scoring chances as the Attack handed the Colts their third loss to them this season.
The Colts finish off the weekend with a 1-2 record. Next up is another date with the Attack on Thursday night, this time at the Barrie Molson Centre in front of the home crowd.
Make sure to pick up tickets for that game at www.barriecolts.com. Tickets are going fast.