Photo Courtesy of ZACH MACPHERSON/BARRIE EXAMINER/QMI AGENCY
The Barrie Colts need to take points off of everyone they can.
But a team at the bottom of the standings surprised them on Saturday.
A pair of late third-period goals sunk the Colts as the Kitchener Rangers won 5-3 at the Barrie Molson Centre.
“I thought that we were all right until we got to the third,” said Colts forward Zach Hall. “We just didn’t have it tonight.
“We can’t dwell on this loss.”
The Colts played a relatively even opening period, but found themselves ahead thanks to Andreas Athanasiou.
Barrie’s speedy winger took a pass from Hall and broke in past the defence, hesitating for a moment before snapping the puck just under the blocker arm of Kitchener starter Matthew Greenfield, giving the Colts a 1-0 lead.
At the other end, Barrie goalie Daniel Gibl turned aside all 13 shots he faced in the first period, including a pair on the doorstep from Kitchener’s Darby Llewellyn on a Rangers power play.
The Rangers would even up the game a few minutes into the second period on a delayed penalty call, as Brandon Robinson sent a two-on-one pass to Justin Bailey, who fired one past Gibl.