Barrie comes back but gives up late goal to drop third game in a row
Article courtesy of www.thebarrieexaminer.com
The Barrie Colts came into Saturday night amidst plenty of fanfare.
But they weren’t able to pull out two points in front of a packed house.
Barrie fell behind, tied things up, and then lost it late as the Colts were defeated 5-3 by the Erie Otters.
“We’ve got to play a little more disciplined and a little tighter on defence,” said Colts defenceman Rasmus Andersson. “Obviously, when we get to 3-3, we’ve got to hold it.
“We can’t let it one late goal and that’s probably why we lost today.”
This game had a different feel thanks to the presence of Connor McDavid, who attracted a sellout crowd weeks in advance of this game.
Many fans arrived early, jamming the concourse and the archway above where the Otters came out, looking for a glimpse of the soon-to-be NHLer.
As a result, the game began with the sense of something bigger than a regular-season contest.
“As far as the player’s perspective, you try not to think about those things,” said Colts defenceman Brandon Prophet. “You just stick to the game plan and come prepared.