The Barrie Colts kicked off their weekend with a bang Thursday night at the Barrie Molson Centre as they defeated the visiting Sudbury Wolves by a score of 5-3.
The Colts jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead as they capitalized on a Sudbury penalty for their first goal of the game at the 4:14 mark. Aaron Ekblad stepped in to his fifth of the season unassisted to make it 1-0 Barrie.
Barrie would extend their lead later in the period when Norm Ezekiel found a streaking Ivan Telegin for his second of the year.
Mathias Niederberger stopped all nine shots the Wolves fired his way.
Barrie was only able to muster five shots in the middle period as the Wolves controlled the majority of the flow.
Michael MacDonald shoveled home his first of the season from Frank Corrado at the 9:43 mark on the power play cutting the Colts lead in half after 40 minutes.
Barrie out-scored the Wolves 3-2 in the third period to make it a 5-3 final. Zach Hall scored unassisted at 4:32 to extend Barrie’s lead to two goals.
Michael Sgarbossa then scored his first of two in the period to make it 3-2.
Josh MacDonald would then get a great chance on the break away and he made no mistake snapping a shot over the shoulder of Johan Mattsson for what would be the eventual game-winner.
Sgarbossa and Ezekiel would then trade goals to make it a 5-3 final.
Mathias Niederberger stopped 30 of 33 shots and picks up the victory. Alex Fotinos was the back-up as Clint Windsor continues to battle through an injury.
The Colts will head out for Ottawa Friday morning for a game against the 67’s Friday night. They are off on Saturday and then play in Kingston at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.