The Barrie Colts were back in action tonight for their first game since the labour day weekend. Under the guidance of new head coach Warren Rychel, the Colts led by Jet Greaves (30 Saves) beat the Niagara Ice Dogs 5-2.
The action in the first period was back and forth but neither team was able to score with the Colts outshooting the Ice Dogs 11 – 8.
The Colts would get on the board first in the hockey game when Peter Fleming fired a shot bar down from the slot with the assists from Nathan Allensen and Sam Rhodes. The Colts would continue right from there as Ryan Del Monte was able to draw a penalty when he received a nasty cross-check to the face sending the Colts to the Powerplay. On the ensuing power play, a point shot from Jack York was tipped home by Luke Bignell giving the Colts the 2-0 lead. Before the period would end Del Monte stole the puck from the Ice Dogs low in the offensive zone and put it top corner to put the Colts up 3 – 0 going into the final frame.
The Third Period was back and forth once again like the First but this time both teams scored. First off the Niagara Ice Dogs had a lucky bounce from the corner when Bradey Johnson fired the puck off the skate of Jet Greaves and into the net to make it 3-1. Moments later Johnson and Christopher Cameron would have a fight in the Colts end with Cameron picking up the clear win and firing both teams up. The Ice Dogs fed right off that energy and seconds later Jonah De Simone would get the Ice Dogs within 1. The Colts, however, kept the pressure up and were able to find the empty net twice first from Brandt Clarke who scored from 150 feet away in his own zone and Jacob Tortora inside the blue line to make it 5 – 2.
Below Sam Hossack caught up with Nathan Allensen, Jet Greaves and Head Coach Warren Rychel which you can hear below.
Nathan Allensen (Post Game)
Jet Greaves (Post Game)
Head Coach Warren Rychel (Post Game)