The Barrie Colts showed no ill effect after last nights big win, dominating the the Sudbury Wolves this afternoon.
Today’s game would get off to an odd start seeing a power outage just a few minutes into this one. Having to travel to Sudbury early this morning, the Barrie Colts showed some early jump in their step. Barrie was given some bad luck in the period seeing two goals called back. First the Colts had a 2 on 1 where Anthony Camara took a shot which saw the rebound bounce right out to Andreas Athanasiou who scored. The goal was called back, as it was ruled to be directed in by a kicking motion. Barrie thought they scored again when Mark Scheifele batted the puck out of the air and put it passed Joel Vienneau on the power play. Again the goal was called back and was ruled to be a high stick. Third time was a charm for Barrie on the same power play. At 19:05 of the first Mark Scheifele kept the puck in the Wolves zone by picking it out of the air. Scheifele then fed a pass to Ryan O’Connor who found the back of the net on a nice slap shot from the point. Despite scoring three times, the Barrie Colts would head into the second up only 1 – 0.
Barrie’s Anthony Camara increased their lead to 2 – 0 just 18 seconds into the second period on a Sudbury turnover. Camara walked in on a breakaway and out waited goaltender Joel Vinneau who tried to poke check. Colts newcomer Brendan Lemieux would then score his first OHL goal at 3:24 on a nice wrap around play which chased goalie Joel Vienneau from the game. The Sudbury Wolves goaltender change seemed to spark the team as Brody Silk would finally beat Colts goaltender Alex Fotinos on a nice passing play for a power play goal. The goal frenzy continued in the second when Steven Beyers would make a nice pass to Andreas Athanasiou from behind the net who went upstairs on Taylor Dupuis. The assist for Beyers was his 100th career OHL assist with the Barrie Colts. Before the period ended the Colts would capitalize again on a 5 on 3 chance. Mark Scheifele made a nice play at the blue line to keep the puck in before passing the puck to Ryan O’Connor. O’Connor scored on a bullet of a shot top corner to give his team a commanding 5 – 2 lead.
The third period was much more of the same for Barrie as they dominated the Wolves this afternoon. Brendan Lemieux notched his second of the game at 2:29 when he found a loose puck in the Wolves crease. Erik Bradford and Andreas Athanasiou picked up the assists. Mark Scheifele would add more salt to the wound for Sudbury when he dangled around the Wolves defencemen and went backhand far side for his 17th goal on the season. Alex Fotinos picked up his second win this week making 34 saves in a dominating performance by him and his teammates. Lemieux picked up two goals this afternoon in just his fifth career OHL game. Colts captain Ryan O’Connor continues to be hot, picking up 4 points today with two goals and two assists.
The Colts improved their record to (17-5-0-1) after winning all three games this week. Next up, the Barrie Colts will head onto the road Wednesday November 21st to face their rivals the Owen Sound Attack. Puck drop is at 7:00.