Barrie’s offence on full display in 7-1 victory over Sudbury
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The Barrie Colts had already played a pair of close games this week against teams they were well ahead of in the standings.
They seemed intent to not let that happen for a third time in a row.
Barrie scored early and often as the Colts pounded the Wolves, 7-1, at home on Saturday night.
“I think as soon as we got to the rink, we realized that this team is going to come at us hard and we had to be ready,” said Colts winger Stephen Nosad. “I think we were.”
Barrie was easily the stronger team in the opening frame, forcing turnovers and creating quality scoring opportunities.
The Colts nearly got on the board early in the first, when Andrew Mangiapane got a cross-crease pass and appeared to have a wide-open net.
But Sudbury starter Troy Timpano sprawled across the goalmouth and robbed Mangiapane to keep Barrie off of the board.
He couldn’t hold them at bay for long, as a new Colt gave Barrie the advantage.
Rasmus Andersson sent a pass to Nosad in the middle of the attacking zone, and the Tottenham native managed to fire a shot under Timpano while getting knocked to the ice.
Nosad’s goal was his first as a Colt and second of the season, giving Barrie a 1-0 lead.
“It felt great to get that,” Nosad said. “I had a bit of a monkey on my back and he’s off now, so it feels great.”
The newly-formed line of Nosad, Cordell James and Nick Pastorious would strike again, as the latter took a pass from Andersson and buried the opportunity to make it 2-0 Barrie.
“Today, I thought we were clicking well,” James said. “I don’t think we’ve played together all season, but everything sort of went our way and we went from there.”
Daniel Gibl got a rare start in net for the Colts and looked eager but sharp in the early going.
Gibl would make a stop on Travis Wood at the side of the net and, although he didn’t grab the rebound, the Slovakian netminder would deny David Zeppieri on a point-blank second opportunity moments later.
“I thought he did really well tonight,” said James of Gibl. “He made 27 saves and we got the win, so it’s probably a good feeling for him to get that win after sitting out a while and it’s good for him.”