Colts double up Attack 4-2
Article courtesy of www.attackhockey.com
Written By: Bisson, Shaun
Fresh off of a successful road trip, the Owen Sound Attack found themselves taking on the Barrie Colts on Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Unfortunately for the Attack, Wednesday’s game wasn’t as successful as their recent swing, and they saw a comeback fall just short as Barrie walked away with a 4-2 victory.
After a rash of penalties to both teams, Barrie’s Joseph Blandisi started the scoring with 3:22 left in the 1st.
While on a 4 on 3 man advantage, Blandisi beat Michael McNiven short side to put the Colts up 1-0.
The Colts tally was the only goal in a first period that saw the teams combine for five powerplay opportunities.
It wouldn’t take Barrie long to double their lead though, as Brendan Lemieux redirected home a shot from the point at the 1:20 mark of the 2nd period. The Colts’ 2nd goal of the game also came on a man advantage that spilled over from the opening 20 minutes.
Then with 13:30 to play in the 2nd period, Blandisi grabbed his 2nd goal of the night when he tipped home yet another point shot, making it 3-0.
Barrie would take that three goal advantage into the final period of play, but they would be forced to start the 3rd on a penalty kill.
Just as the powerplay expired in the 3rd, Petrus Palmu pounced on a loose puck and tucked it underneath Colts’ goalie Mackenzie Blackwood to make it a 3-1 game. Damir Sharipzyanov picked up an assist on the goal, which came at the 2:16 mark.
The Attack would press hard after Palmu’s goal, and with 2:54 remaining were able to draw within one.
Zach Nastasiuk scored his 30th of the year on another netfront scramble to give Owen Sound hope. Kyle Platzer and Chris Bigras each assisted on the goal.
That would be as close as Owen Sound would get though, as Joseph Blandisi rounded out the scoring by completing the hattrick into an empty net with 1:18 remaining.
Shots on goal finished at 40-29 for the Attack.
Petrus Palmu’s goal earned him the distinction of Mac Taylor Corporation 3rd Star of the evening while Barrie’s Mackenzie Blackwood was named 2nd star. Barrie Colts captain Joseph Blandisi was 1st star of the game.