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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sokolov's Hat Trick Helps Colts Get by Firebirds

Barrie | by Ken Hashizume  

Linemates Luchuk and Svechnikov also had multi-point games for Barrie.

Hats off to Dmitry Sokolov.
The Russian forward had three goals for the Barrie Colts in a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Flint Firebirds on Saturday.
Sokolov's second goal of the game came early in the third period to tie the game at 3-3.
His third goal at the 12:45 mark put the Colts (31-19-2-1) ahead for good.
Max Kislinger put Flint up 1-0 in the first period before Lucas Chiodo and Sokolov scored 20 seconds apart to give Barrie a 2-1 lead.
The Colts got into penalty trouble in the second period allowing the Firebirds to score two power play goals (by Maurizio Colella and CJ Clarke) and take a 3-2 lead.
Leo Lazarev came in relief of starter Kai Edmonds (12 saves) after Flint's third goal and stopped all 11 shots he faced.
Garrett Forest made 39 saves for the Firebirds (16-32-3-2).
Aaron Luchuk (3 assists) and Andrei Svechnikov (2 assists) also had multi-point games for the Colts.
Power plays saw Barrie go 0-for-4, Flint scored twice on 5 opportunities.
The same two teams hit the ice this Wednesday night in Flint.


Click on audio to hear Ken Hashizume's post-game podcast with Colts forward Aaron Luchuk.

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