Petes best Colts 5-3

It’s shaping up to be a long season for the Barrie Colts and their fans following the team’s fourth straight loss, this one 5-3 to the now 1-4 Petes, Saturday night in Barrie.
The Colts had hoped to rebound following Thursday 9-3 drubbing at the hands of the Brampton Battalion at the Barrie Molson Centre, for the Colts’ home opener. Alas, it was not to be, with hopes now switching to Wednesday’s game in Belleville against the 1-3 Bulls.
Based on the Pete’s equally unimpressive record in the early days of the 2010/2011 OHL season, the Colts had reasonable hopes of notching their first win against their winless opponents. Going into the game the Petes had a 13-goal deficit, while the Colts were down by 12, having been outscored 22-10.
Indeed, the script seemed to be unfolding nicely for the Colts when Norm Ezekiel put one past Petes’ goalie Andrew D’Agostini. It was not to be, as less than a minute later Peterborough tied the score. The Colts then gave their fans more reason to hope when they went ahead 2-1 from a goal be John Padulo, his first as a Colt.
The opening frame was a good one for the Colts, as they out-shot the Petes 17-10, a vast improvement over the first period Thursday in Barrie, when the Battalion tested Colts’ goalie Peter Di Salvo 24 times, while the Colts could only manage four shots on the Brampton goal.
The second belonged to the Petes, netting three goals and out-shooting the Colts 15-7. Trent Hawke picked up the Colts’ third and last tally of the game. The Colts returned to form in the third, out-shooting the Petes 14-4, but were unable to find the back of the net, and the game ending 5-3 for the Petes.
The Colts next see action Wednesday night in Belleville against the Bulls, when they will be going for their first win of the season and trying to avoid a 0-5 start.
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