(Photo Via: Owen Sound Sun Times/ Mark Wanzel)
OWEN SOUND – The Barrie Colts are now winners of six of their previous eight games in the OHL. They blanked the Owen Sound Attack on Sunday afternoon at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound.
The scoring didn’t start until the 9:07 mark of the third period when Jaden Peca tallied his 14th goal of the season on the power play, while Cole Cameron was sitting off for a hooking minor. Peca, originally from Woodbridge, Ont., scored his first goal in 5 games and notched his 2nd game winning goal of his career as a member of the Colts.
Just 1:31 later, Lucas Chiodo scored his 24th of the season to give the Colts a 2-0 lead with less than 10 minutes to go in the game. He would add the empty net goal with 1:44 remaining in the game to seal the victory. It is his 3rd multi-goal game, and 3rd multi-goal game in the last 14 contests he’s played in. He is averaging over a point per game now, as he has 62 points in 60 games play this season.
Dmitry Sokolov scored the other goal for the Colts. It came just 0:42 after the first Lucas Chiodo goal. This was the Omsk, Rus., natives 42nd goal of the season, and his 38th point as a member of the Barrie Colts since being traded from Sudbury. He had 38 points in 35 games played with Sudbury to begin this season, he has only played 20 games as a member of the Colts, averaging close to two points per game since joining Barrie back on January 11th. His first game as a Colt was against his former team at the Barrie Molson Centre where he had 1 goal and 1 assist on the night. He received second star, like he did in this game, for his efforts that night.
Olivier Lafreniere was the losing goalie in this afternoons contest. He made 29 saves on 32 shots. He stopped the first 26 shots he faced on the day, but was only able to stop 3 of the last 6 to close out the game. The Bradford, Ont., native now falls to 11-7-2 since joining the Owen Sound Attack from the Ottawa 67’s.
The man of the night was Barrie goaltender Kai Edmonds who stopped an astonishing 48 pucks that flooded toward his net on the afternoon. Edmonds, who is originally from Carlsbad Springs, Ont., made just his 16th career OHL appearance in the win over the Attack. This marks Edmonds first career shut in the OHL. His best full game performance this season prior to this afternoon’s game was his first start against the Ottawa 67’s when he made 27 saves on 29 shots faced.
Barrie will have the next four days off as their next won’t come until they take on the Niagara IceDogs, on the road at the Meridian Centre on Friday night. Puck drop is set for 7:00pm.
Owen Sound will look to rebound on Thursday as they travel to Erie to take on the Otters at the Erie Insurance Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:00pm.
First Star: #27 Kai Edmonds – 48 Saves, 48 Shots Faced – 1 Win
Second Star: #17 Dmitry Sokolov – 1 Goal, +1, 6 shots on goal, 2 penalty minutes, 100% Faceoffs (2/2)
Third Star: #8 Lucas Chiodo – 2 Goals, +2, 2 shots on goals