Colts Dominate Third to Defeat Wolves
Article courtesy of www.sudburywolves.com
The Sudbury Wolves faced off against the Barrie Colts for the final time this season on Sunday afternoon. Play remained fairly even between the two squads until the third period when the Colts took over the game and ran off with a 7-4 victory.
The Colts came out strong at the beginning of the game, taking an early lead with a goal from ANDREW MANGIAPANE. The Wolves responded with lots of pressure deep in the Colts zone generating two penalties and some good scoring chances but could not beat DANIEL GIBL. Shots on goal after the first were 10-9 in favour of the Wolves.
Special teams dominated the second period as 15 minutes of penalties were handed out. The Wolves were able to capitalize on the power play oppotunities with goals from KYLE CAPOBIANCO and JEFF CORBETT. The Colts then responded, adding two goals to take the 3-2 lead after 40 minutes. Shots on goal at the end of the second were 23-18 in favour of the Wolves.
The Colts came out flying in the third scoring four unanswered goals to put them up 7-2. IVAN KASHTANOV and BRODY SILK scored late in the period but it was not enough to overcome the Colts. The Wolves fell by a 7-4 final with shots on goal 35-31 for the Wolves.
Colts Captain Joseph Blandisi registered his 5th career hat-trick in the victory with four goals on the afternoon, as Barrie improves its record to 38-18-1-1. The Colts will be back in action next Wednesday February 25th as they visit the Owen Sound Attack in their fifth meeting of the season. Puck drop is 7:00pm.