Saginaw, Michigan: The Barrie Colts hit the road on Friday night to face the Spirit in the first of two games across the border this weekend.
In Period # 1 it was the Colts jumping out to an early lead. Carolina Hurricanes Prospect Ryan Suzuki found the back of the net from Tyson Foerster & Nathan Allensen to make it 1-0
Before the period came to an end. Jacob Tortora found the back of the net from Allensen & Piercey making it 2-0.
The Colts headed into the first intermission with a 2-0 lead and a 9-7 Shot Advantage.
In Period # 2 the Spirit started to get their offence back. Ethan Cardwell picked up his fifth of the year from DJ Busdeker & Cole Perfetti at 3:02 on the Powerplay. The remainder of the period would be scoreless until St Louis Blues Prospect Tyler Tucker found the back of the net for the Colts with three seconds to go from Foerster and Jason Willms.
Period # 3 saw the Spirit go right to work and got rewarded twice. Blade Jenkins would make it 3 – 2 at 14:52 with Danny Katic & Mason Millman picking up Assists. The Colts would get into lots of penalty trouble late. Tyson Foerster was called for hooking before Matthew Hill got called for a double minor for High-Sticking. Saginaw capitalized once on their long 5 on 3 Powerplay which carried four seconds into the Overtime.
Overtime would see both teams get multiple scoring chances but it was Arturs Silovs (Barrie) and Marshall Frappier (Saginaw) standing on their heads in the crease for their respective teams.
The game would require a shootout and the Spirit chose the Colts to shoot first. Tyson Foerster came in and went backhand top corner to put them up 1 – 0. Blade Jenkins was the first shooter for the Spirit and he came in and lost control as he tried to beat Silovs. Former Spirit Nicholas Porco was up next for the Colts, Porco came in and beat Frappier Five-Hole to make it 2-0 Colts. The game was all on second-year sensation Cole Perfetti stick for the Spirit. Perfetti came in and tried to go five-hole but couldn’t beat Silovs giving the Colts the 4-3 Shootout Win
FOERSTER CONTINUES POINT STREAK
Tyson Foerster brought his point streak to Eight Games as the second-year player would pick up the games first star with 2 Assists and a shootout goal. During his point streak he now has Eight Goals and Eight Assists.
FORMER TEAMMATES SQUARE OFF
Tonight it was a homecoming for two former Spirit who were traded earlier this week. Nicholas Porco (3 Seasons) and Ian Lemieux (1 Season) both returned home. Porco who had played 138 career games with the Spirit was the veteran of the two as he had played the last three seasons with the Spirit. Lemieux was up and down with the Spirit last year playing most of his season with the Junior A Stoufville Spirit. In the trade, the Colts would send third-year veteran Dalton Duhart to the Spirit. Duhart who joined the Colts last season in a trade for Joey Keane began his career with the London Knights. Duhart is a native of Grand Blanc, Michigan which is fourty minutes from Saginaw.
SILOVS STANDS ON HEAD
When it looked like the Saginaw Spirit were in complete control of the game late in the third period on a two-man advantage tied 4 – 4 Arturs SIlovs took charge. The rookie from Riga, Latvia stood on his head making save after save late in the third. In Overtime Silovs remained on his head making three Highlight Reel saves to keep the Colts in the game. In the Shootout, he remained calm and stopped Jenkins and Perfetti on way to the victory. He would turn away 35 of 38 shots the Spirit fired his way
BARRIE: November, 2nd, 2019 – 3:30 PM @ Flint Firebirds
SAGINAW: November,2nd,2019 – 7:05 PM VS Guelph Storm