The Barrie Colts hosted the Brampton Battalion tonight and found themselves in tough against the troops.
This game started off as a defensive battle between the two teams, seeing who would make the first mistake. The Colts would get an early power play chance and moved the puck around brilliantly but could not find the back of the net. Late in the frame Barrie would have a 5 on 3 man advantage where they looked to take the lead in a scoreless hockey game. Just as the first penalty expired Zach Hall would find Mark Scheifele at the side of the net who blasted it home for his 13th goal of the season. Steven Beyers picked up the other assist.
The second period started off well for the Colts as Zach Hall skated into the zone before he would fire a pass to Brendan Bell. Bell would redirect the puck in front of the net with a beautiful tip to give Barrie the 2 – 0 lead. Brampton would finally solve Mathias Niederberger at 12:09 on the power play. Barclay Goodrow would come out from the corner and score his tenth on the season. The Battalion managed to tie the game late on a soft shot that was tipped and somehow found its way in the Colts net. Matt MacLeod picked up the goal with Mike Amadio and Connor Jarvis getting the assists.
This game headed into the third period tied a two apiece where the Battalion would eventually take their first lead of the game. Marcus McIvor would score at 7:38 assisted by Matt MacLeod and Brandon Robinson. Brampton went on the score their fourth straight unanswered goal on a mishandled puck that found its way behind Mathias Niederberger. Nicholas Foglia was credited the unassisted goal to give the Battalion the 4 – 2 lead. The Colts would not give up and made this game interesting when Mark Scheifele scored his second of the game with just 34 seconds left.
The Barrie Colts eventually ran out of time in this one and suffered only their 5th loss of the season 5 – 3 to the Battalion. The Colts will try and get back on track next Thursday November 15th when the Sarnia Sting comes to town. Click here for tickets.