Barrie, Ontario: The Barrie Colts return to Colts Centre for the first time in two weeks to face the Erie Otters tonight. Last weekend saw the Colts head across the border to Michigan to face Saginaw and Flint and pickup two wins.
Tonight’s opponent, the Erie Otters, sit 7th place in the Western Conference with a record of 8-6-1-2 for 19 points.
This is the first meeting between these two clubs this season and the Colts will be looking to extend their win streak. Last Weekend saw the Colts sweep their Michigan road trip with a 4 – 3 shootout win over Saginaw and a 5 – 1 win versus Flint.
The Colts will be missing a key part to their lineup tonight as Ryan Suzuki (Upper Body) still remains out. He is at home in London, Ontario waiting to see an eye specialist after leaving the game last Friday in the first period when he took a high stick.
In net, Arturs Silovs seems to be the go to guy for the Colts, he is currently 7 – 2 – 0 – 0 and has been on a tear lately winning his last five starts. He is a key part of the Colts so far in his rookie season as he makes key saves at big points of the game.
On the visitors side, the Otters are led on the offensive side by Maxim Golod (2000) who has eight goals and 16 assists for 24 points.
In net, the crease is split between Daniel Murphy (3-5-0-1) & Aidan Campbell (5-1-1-1). Both goalies have been strong when their team has needed them and one will be a key piece to help stop a streaking Colts team tonight.
FOERSTER POINT STREAK
Barrie Colts Forward Tyson Foerster will be looking to extend his point streak to 10 games tonight. The Alliston, ON native leads the team in points (26) and has nine goals and eight assists in his last nine games.
PEKAR HITS 50 GAMES
Matej Pekar will be skating in his 50th Career Ontario Hockey League Game tonight. The native of Turnov, Czech Republic has put up 27 goals and 31 assists for 58 points over 49 games. The Buffalo Sabres Prospect is also hot right now as he has points in five of his last seven games.
CLARKE TO RETURN FROM U-17 Canada Black
The Barrie Colts might be getting a HUGE boost to their back end just in time for tonight’s matchup versus the Otters. Rookie star defenseman Brandt Clarke, who has missed the last three games, is set to be back from the U-17 World Hockey Challenge after falling to the Russians 8 – 4 in the Quarter Finals early this week. Clarke picked up a shootout winner as well as four assists in four games played.
HEAD TO HEAD
Barrie Colts (10 – 5 – 0 – 1 , 21 Points , 65 GF , 60 GA , 288 PIM)
Erie Otters (8 – 6 – 1 – 2 , 19 Points , 66 GF , 59 GA , 189 PIM)
BAR: Tyson Foerster (16 GP , 14 G , 12 A , 26 PTS , +9 , 15 PIM)
ERI: Maxin Golod (17 GP , 8 G , 16 A , 24 PTS , + 5 , 14 PIM)
LAST FIVE YEARS AT BARRIE
BAR: (2 – 2 – 0 – 0)
ERI: (2 – 2 – 0 – 0)
LAST FIVE YEARS OVERALL
BAR: ( 4 – 4 – 0 – 0)
ERI: (4 – 4 – 0 – 0)
2018 – 19 HEAD TO HEAD
BAR: (2 – 0 – 0 – 0)
ERI: (0 – 2 – 0 – 0)
Tickets are still available for tonight’s game versus the Otters, tickets can be purchased at the box office inside Colts Centre up until Game Time.