A late third period goal by Tyler Tucker would be the difference in Barrie’s 5-2 win over Mississauga Saturday night.
This had been a heated affair all series as it entered tied at two games apiece on Saturday evening and the Colts were looking to take their first lead of the series.
The two teams would skate to a scoreless first period despite both teams having numerous chances and the shots reaching 27-19 in favour of the Steelheads.
To begin the 2nd period the Colts were firing. It finally paid off as Zach Magwood carried the puck deep into the Mississauga end and fed a wide open Justin Murray at the point who slapped it past Emmanuel Vella for the opening goal. Lucas Chiodo also picked up an assist on Murray’s 1st of the playoffs.
Past the midway point of the period it was the Steelheads turn to get on the board. Mathieu Foget took a cross crease pass and put it upstairs on Leo Lazarev to tie the game at one.
Before the buzzer could sound the Colts would strike again. This time it was Lucas Chiodo showing off his moves. Grabbing the puck in the neutral zone and weaving his way through traffic and into the Mississauga end before making a move on Vella and putting it over his left pad to give Barrie the 2-1 lead. Magwood and Joey Keane assisted on his 4th of the playoffs.
Right at the midway mark of the third period the Fish would tie the score once again. After a ton of pressure inside the Barrie zone it was Michael McLeod putting it upstairs to make it 2-2.
Just a couple nights after being the hero in Mississauga in game four Tyler Tucker would strike again. Another shot from the point that found its way through a screen and behind Vella for the 3-2 lead. Jason Willms and Jaden Peca assisted on his 3rd of the playoffs.
On a late powerplay the boys would get another one. Dmitry Sokolov put home his 3rd of the playoffs all alone in front. Aaron Luchuk assisted on the insurance marker.
Jason Willms added another as the Colts skated to the 5-2 victory to take the 3-2 series lead.
The two teams are back in action tomorrow afternoon as they head to Mississauga for a 2pm start in game six.
If there is a game seven it will played Tuesday night at 7:30pm back in Barrie.