Colts rookie net mind Kai Edmonds would make his first career start and earn the victory in Barrie’s 4-2 win over the Ottawa 67’s Friday night.
Barrie came into the game in Ottawa off a rough loss to their division rival Steelheads, looking to get back in the win column.
They would shake things up by giving the starting nod to rookie goaltender Kai Edmonds for his first career OHL start and he would be sharp early stopping all eight shots he faced in the period.
The scoring would get started midway through the first period when Zach Magwood would snap a shot from the top of the circle past Ottawa’s goaltender Olivier Tremblay who had a rough go against the Colts in the opening game of the season when the Colts won 11-2. Joey Keane and Curtis Douglas would pick up assists.
Barrie would get a couple more chances in the period but couldn’t find the net.
Edmonds was put to the test in the second period as Ottawa would gain some steam and start peppering shots towards the Barrie goal. After a flurry of big stops to keep them off the board the 67’s would finally strike. It was Oliver True one-timing the puck past the glove hand of Edmonds to tie the game.
Just moments later Barrie would take the momentum right back off a harmless looking play that had Lucas Chiodo throw the puck to the front of the net that bounced off a defender and into the net for his seventh of the season. Keane would add his second assist of the game and Justin Murray would pick up the other.
Early in the third the next goal was going to be a key one and the boys in blue answered. Luke Bignell took a pass out front from Aidan Brown and tipped it in to give Barrie the 3-1 lead. Chris Cameron tallied the other assist.
They would keep coming. Ben Hawerchuk would snap one home to give them the 4-1 lead.
Ottawa’s Noel Hoefenmayer would score one late to cut the lead back to two but that is as close as the 67’s would get as Barrie extends their season series lead to 2-0.
Barrie will be back in action tomorrow night as they head back west towards Peterborough to take on the Petes.