Lemieux leads Colts in rout of Wolves
Brendan Lemieux scored fours goals and Rasmus Andersson had two goals plus an assist Friday night as the Barrie Colts defeated the Sudbury Wolves 8-3. Lemieux’s four-point game now puts him one point shy of 100 career OHL points in 133 games played.
Joseph Blandisi and Kevin Labanc each added three assists to help out the cause, while Chiwetin Blacksmith recorded his first OHL point with an assist as the Colts (17-12-2-1) win for the sixth time in seven games.
Mackenzie Blackwood made 38 saves to earn his 12th victory of the season.
The Colts opened the scoring under five minutes into the game when forward Brendan Lemieux busted into the Wolves zone before snapping it past netminder Troy Timpano blocker side for the early lead.
Lemieux would then bury his second of the game midway through the first on the power play to give Barrie a 2-0 advantage. The lead would not last, as Jacob Harris and Cole Mayo responded for Sudbury to tie the game back up heading into the second period.
With the game tied up at two apiece to start the second frame, the Barrie Colts came out firing and would regain the lead. With the man advantage, defenceman Rasmus Andersson received the puck at the point before hammering it home for his sixth goal of the season.
Just over three minutes later, Andersson would strike again for his second of the game on another hard shot that chased Troy Timpano from the net.
At 11:51 of the second period, Brendan Lemieux would bang home a power play goal to complete his second career hat-trick and put Barrie ahead 5-2.
Before periods end the Colts would convert twice more as Lemieux scored his fourth of the night and Josh Carrick added another to give Barrie a commanding 7-2 lead after forty minutes.
The final period saw Garrett Hooey score his 8th of the year for the Colts sixth straight unanswered marker before Danny Desrochers got on the board for the Wolves.
With the 8-3 win the Colts are 7-3 in their last 10 games and are perfect on the season against the Wolves in four contests, outscoring Sudbury 27-12 in the process.
Barrie will host the Ottawa 67’s Saturday December 20th at the Barrie Molson Centre for their final match-up before the Christmas Holidays. Tickets are still available at www.ticketbreak.com. Game time is 7:30pm.