COLTS TRAIL BY A GOAL IN SUDBURY
The Barrie Colts and Sudbury Wolves wrapped up a home and home series Friday night in Sudbury. The Colts were looking to rebound after Thursday night’s 4-3 overtime loss at the BMC. But for the second straight night it was Mike Lomas leading the Wolves to another 4-3 victory.
The teams traded goals in the opening period with the Colts once again scoring first. Colin Behenna’s power play shot bounced off of Taylor Carnevale and ended up behind Wolves goalie Alain Valiquette. Mark Scheifele also assisted on Carnevale’s third of the year.
6:30 later the Wolves would tie the game with a power play marker of their own. Marcus Foligno scored from Josh McFadden and Mike Lomas, a trio of players that have combined for 13 points in the last two games.
The second period remained scoreless until late in the frame when the clubs scored three goals in 88 seconds. First it was Lomas scoring his third goal in two games from Josh McFadden. Barrie responded 25 seconds later with Mackenzie Braid’s second of the year, Mitch Bennett and Steven Beyers recorded the assists. Finally it was Mathew Campagna making a pass to Ben Chiarot who blasted his first of the year by Peter Di Salvo.
Lomas continued his great weekend with his second of the game and fourth of the home and home series. His seventh of the season gave the Wolves a two-goal cushion at the 2:28 mark of the third. Barrie came back with a goal of their own in the third to make it a one-goal game again. Darren Archibald continued his great start with his sixth goal in seven games, while Dalton Prout registered his seventh assist in six contests on the power play goal.
The Colts had two power play opportunities late in the third and came close to scoring the tying goal, but Valiquette closed the door en route to back to back wins.
The Wolves out-shot the Colts 32-31, Di Salvo made 28 saves in what was another great effort.
Barrie returns home on Saturday night to take on the Niagara IceDogs.