COLTS LOOK TO WRAP IT UP TONIGHT
The Barrie Colts won in Mississauga Monday night to defeat the Majors in six games and advance to the second round. Anthony Camara scored the game-winner with 27 seconds left in overtime to make it a 3-2 final. The Colts will now play the second-seeded Ottawa 67`s starting on Friday night.
Mathias Niederberger made a whopping 44 stops including several game-savers to give the Colts a berth in the second round.
Mark Scheifele had a pair of assists to lead the Barrie offense. Aaron Ekblad and Colin Behenna each scored their first of the playoffs.
After a scoreless first period the clubs combined for four goals in the middle period. Jamie Wise laid a big hit on Steven Beyers and with the Barrie forward out of the play, Wise went to the net and beat Niederberger for the opening goal.
The Colts rebounded shortly after with Aaron Ekblad firing a wrister on Brandon Maxwell for his first of the post-season, Scheifele picked up the only assist.
The Majors took their second lead of the game at the 17:01 mark of the second period as Mika Partanen showed a lot of patience and found a hole above the shoulder of Niederberger to make it 2-1.
1:59 later on a 4-3 power play Ivan Telegin dropped to Scheifele who faked the slap shot and found Colin Behenna for his first of the playoffs.
After sitting out half of the game, Beyers came back in overtime and set up Camara on a 2-1 with under 30 seconds to go and Camara made no mistake to beat Maxwell for the game-winner.
Barrie will start their series with the 67`s Friday night in Ottawa. Game three and four will be in Barrie next Tuesday and Thursday.