Colts on the bottom looking up

Fans hoping the Barrie Colts would don the garb of winning team the night before Halloween were sorely disappointed as the home side skated to yet another loss of this still young OHL season, Saturday night.
The Mississauga St. Michaels came to town for the first time since the playoffs last spring, when that version of the Colts handed them their walking papers. That was then and this is now as the Colts now have a meager three wins in 14 games, with one over-time loss.
There is, however, some hope in Colts land, as the horsemen were going for their third win in a row, after crushing the Kitchener Rangers 8-3 the previous Thursday, and beating the Niagara IceDogs 5-2 the game before.
Alas, the burgeoning streak came to a halt at the hands of Mississauga, currently the fourth-ranked team in Canada.
Looking on the bright side, at least there’s nowhere to go but up – hopefully. And with the team getting some wins under its belt, better days could be in the offing, if the defense shores up, the goaltending becomes less porous, and the offense continues to score.
The offence, while showing signs of life, remains on the low side of tallies, when compared to the rest of the league; with 52 goals the Colts sit fifth from the bottom, tied with the Greyhounds. Their 72 goals against is the worst record in the league.
The Colts are back in action Wednesday in Owen Sound against the Attack.

Colts notes: Dean Pawlaczyk is now a Sting in Sarnia following his trade for an eighth-round draft pick in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection.

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