Battalion blast Barrie 9-3
If the Barrie Colts felt like ducks in a shooting gallery after the first period of Thursday’s tilt against the Brampton Battalion, by the end of the game they must have felt like sitting ducks.
The Battalion handed the Colts their third straight loss, crushing them 9-3 before a boisterous crowd, eager for something to cheer about. Unfortunately, they didn’t get it; the Colts were outshot 23-4 in the opening frame, and 45-17 by the time it was all over.
It was the Battalion’s first win in Barrie since Oct. 16, 2008; Brampton lost the next five games at the Barrie Molson Centre before Thursday’s lopsided win.
The only highlight of the night for the Colts and their fans was the hat trick netted by centre Mark Scheifele. Other than that, it was a pretty dismal outing for the home side.
Goalie Peter Di Salvo was yanked in the third, after allowing six goals on 35 shots, four of them coming in the first period, and replaced by Clint Windsor, who at 6′ 4″ is a towering presence in the net. All to no avail, as Windsor let in three markers on 11 shots, ending the Battalion’s march.
The Colts look for their first win of the season Saturday in Peterborough against the Petes.