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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Colts Back Home, Blank Steelheads

Barrie | by Ken Hashizume  

Nattinen with 4 points, Ovsjannikov with 27 saves for 8-0 shutout for Barrie.

It is home sweet home for the Barrie Colts.

They snapped a two-game losing skid with an exclamation point beating the Mississauga Steelheads 8-0 on Saturday.
Julius Nattinen led the way with a goal and 3 assists and Dylan Sadowy with 2 goals and an assist.
The Colts carried a 3-0 lead into the 2nd period when Keegan Goetz was assessed a major penalty for a check to the head.
Barrie were able to kill it off and followed it with 3 goals in a 2-minute span, 5 in the period.
4 other Colts had multi-point games -- Kevin Labanc (1 goal, 2 assists), Rasmus Andersson (3 assists), Michael Webster (1 goal, 1 assist), and Andrew Mangiapane (1 goal, 1 assist).
David Ovsjannikov stopped all 27 shots for his first career OHL shutout.
Jack Flinn allowed all 8 goals on 22 shots for the Steelheads (30-27-1-3) before being pulled in favour of Joseph Murdaca (11 saves) at the start of the third period.
Barrie went 3-for-5 on the power play, Mississauga finished 0-for-3.
The Colts (36-20-0-2) have won their last 7 at home and have at least a point in their last 14 home games.
The next game for the Colts is this Thursday night when they welcome the Ottawa 67s to the Barrie Molson Centre.


Hear Ken Hashizume's post-game interview with Colts forward Julius Nattinen by clicking on audio.

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