After one week from the home opener the Colts finally hit the ice again at the Barrie Molson Centre to take on the Owen Sound Attack. A five goal third period lifted the Colts to their second win of the season, defeating the Attack 7-5.
The Barrie Colts got on the board at 7:37 of the first period with the man advantage when Mitchell Theoret put one home past recently signed netminder Jack Flinn. Theoret fought off the defender to bury the rebound off a Zach Hall wrist shot. Defenceman Jake Dotchin also picked up an assist.
The Owen Sound Attack would answer back with two tallies of their own before the end of the first period. First forward Daniel Milne had a rebound in front of the Colts net deflect off him and in to tie it up at 1-1.
Moments later with a power play opportunity the Attack would take a 2-1 lead when Chris Bigras beat goaltender Alex Fotinos with a back hander. Jaden Lindo and Kurtis Gabriel were credited with the assists.
Barrie held the edge in shots 12-11 after the first twenty minutes.
The second period saw the Colts strike early as Mitchell Theoret buried his second of the game just 53 seconds in. Theoret finished off a nice passing play from teammates Andreas Athanasiou and Zach Hall.
With another power play chance Owen Sound would capitalize and retake the lead. Forward Jeffrey Gilligan snapped home his first of the season when he found the loose puck at the side of the net.
The Attack would take the 3-2 lead heading into the final twenty minutes.
The third period began with both teams exchanging power play goals early on. Tyson Fawcett scored for Barrie to tie it up at 3-3 on a shot from the top of the circle before Gemel Smith put Owen Sound back in front 4-3 with his fifth of the season.
With a crowd on hand of 3639, they were in for another Colts third period comeback as Barrie scored four straight unanswered goals to jump ahead 7-4.
Brendan Lemieux got things started as he ripped home a wrist shot from the blue line to notch the game at 4-4. Andrew Mangiapane registered an assist on the goal for his first career OHL point.
Josh MacDonald potted home his third of the season followed up by Jonathan Laser who scored on a shot from the point, which was labeled for the top corner glove side. Lemieux then picked up his second of the period and game when he stepped into an Erik Bradford pass, blasting it by goaltender Jack Flinn.
Owen Sound would add a late goal but that wasn’t enough as the Barrie Colts skated to the 7-5 victory. The Barrie Colts heavily outshot the Attack 42-26 and improve their record to 2-0-0-0.
Brendan Lemieux and Mitchell Theoret each had a pair of goals in the win while Jonathan Laser scored the game winner.
Thursday night was the first of three games this weekend for the Colts, as they head to Sudbury Friday night to take on the Wolves at 7:30.
Scotiabank 3 Stars
1. # 23 Mitchell Theoret
2. # 21 Brendan Lemieux
3. # 28 Zach Hall