GOODROW LEADS THE BATTALION TO A 3 - 2 VICTORY OVER THE COLTSNov 22, 2012 - 18:02 EST
The Brampton Battalion and Barrie Colts met for the fourth time this season with Brampton up 2 – 1 in the season series.
The referees had their whistles away early in this one as the first period saw very few stoppages in play. Brampton would eventually score first to go up 1 – 0 on the Colts at 9:10 in the opening frame. Barclay Goodrow walked into the Barrie zone and ripped a shot off over the glove of Mathias Niederberger. The Colts power play had a chance to tie the game when Patrik Machac took and interference penalty at 14:22, but they could not capitalize. The Battalion would take a 1 – 0 lead into the second.
The second period did not start well for the Colts, as Barclay Goodrow would score his second of the game just 30 seconds in. Goodrow received the puck from Jamie Lewis before cutting to the centre of the ice and snapping it five hole. After getting off to a slow start, coach Dale Hawerchuk made a goaltending change putting in Alex Fotinos to try and spark his team. At 4:57 Brendan Childerley of the Battalion took a five-minute major giving the Colts an excellent power play opportunity. Barrie had plenty of scoring chances but goalie Matej Machovsky stood his ground and kept this game 2 – 0. A big penalty kill swung the momentum back in Brampton’s favor, as they would then find themselves with their own power play opportunity. Barclay Goodrow completed the natural hat trick scoring at 16:53 when he one timed the puck in from the slot. The assists went to Patrik Machac and Dylan Blujus.
Going into the final period down 3 – 0, the Colts had a steep hill to climb to try and get back into this game. Early in the third, forward Justin Scott would skate into the Battalion zone before getting the puck to the net. The puck would come loose and find its way out front where Anthony Camara would put it in the yawning cage. Justin Scott registered his first career OHL point picking up an assist. At 18:51 of the period the Barrie Colts were given a power play chance to try and decrease Brampton’s lead to one goal. Captain Ryan O’Connor scored with 17 seconds left in the game on a slap shot from the point cutting the Battalion lead to 3 – 2. With the clock being the Colts worst enemy, they would simply run out of time losing their second game in a row.
The Colts fired off plenty of shots with a game total of 39. The second ranked power play could not connect this evening going 1 for 7 on the night. Barrie will look to get back on track when the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds roll into town this Saturday November 24th. Puck drop is 7:30 at the Barrie Molson Centre. Click here for tickets.