Barrie Colts defeat Erie Otters 3-2

Erie Otters at Barrie Colts

The Barrie Colts defeated the Erie Otters 3-2 at home at the Barrie Molson Centre on Thursday evening.

Erie’s Maxim Golod was the only one to score in the first, putting the Otters up 1-0 heading into the second period.

However, it was the Colts who were dominant in the second, scoring two goals.

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A goal from Ben Hawerchuk a little over four minutes into the period and another one four minutes later from Luke Bignell gave Barrie a one-goal advantage after 40 minutes of play.

The game-winner came from Colt Ryan Suzuki just over six minutes into the third period. Suzuki’s power-play goal was assisted by Tyler Tucker and Lucas Chiodo.

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The Colts gave up a power-play goal to Erie’s Danial Singer late in the third but were able to hang on, beating the Otters 3-2.

Erie’s netminder, Daniel Murphy, made 30 saves on 33 shots Thursday evening.

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Barrie’s goaltender, Kai Edmonds, saved 26 of 28 shots for the win.

The Barrie Colts head to Ottawa next to face the 67’s on Saturday. The puck drops at 2 p.m.

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