The Barrie Colts made the most of their trip down the 401. After defeating Kingston in a low scoring affair on Friday, the Colts turned up the offense against the 67’s and head home with a 7-5 victory.
Barrie got things started about midway through the first as Colts rookie Kyle Heitzner netted his first career OHL goal. The lead was short lived though as the 67’s fought back with a goal of their own. Kody Clark picked up his second of the season as he was able to get a stick on a point shot that bounced past David Ovsjannikov.
It was goals galore in the 2nd period. On a 67’s powerplay, the Colts would strike. Zach Magwood knocks the puck out of mid air, heads on a breakaway and beats Leo Lazarev to restore the Colts one goal lead.
That was short lived, as Ottawa’s Chase Campbell pounces on a juicy rebound and slides it past Ovsjannikov just 36 seconds later.
Moments later Barrie got yet another poweplay, Matt Brassard took a pass and outwaited Lazarev and buried it for his 1st of the season to give Barrie a 3-2 lead. Anthony Stefano picked up the loan assist.
Less than three minutes another Colts rookie found the back of the net for the first time in his career. Kirill Nizhnikov took advantage of a bad Ottawa turnover and showed off his quick release beating the 67’s netminder over the glove to make it 4-2 Barrie.
Ottawa would get a late tally to cut it to a one goal lead to cap off a wild 40 minutes of play.
Barrie wasted no time in the 3rd. Just 28 seconds in it was the captain Cordell James tipping in a Justin Murray point shot to give the two goal lead right back to Barrie.
The boys wouldn’t let up as Anthony Stefano tips in a Matt Brassard point shot making it 6-3 .
Ottawa would score two more to cut the lead to just one, but Colts forward Anthony Stefano took advantage of an empty 67’s net to finish off Ottawa 7-5.
Barrie finished the game going 1 for 7 on the powerplay and were able to shutdown the 67’s with the man advantage.
Colts are next in action on Friday, September 30th @ 7pm as they head up north to take on the Sudbury Wolves.