Story and photo by soogreyhounds.com
BARRIE, ON –
It was game ultimately defined by spans of 67 seconds.
With 1:07 remaining in regulation, and then with the same amount of time gone in overtime, the Barrie Colts used back-to-back powerplay goals to edge the Greyhounds on Thursday Night.
The night started with the Greyhounds extending an early 3-0 shot count and holding territorial play before seeing three consecutive powerplays in the opening period.
The first time around the Hounds were unable to test Leo Lazarev, while on the second man advantage Barrie would open the scoring themselves.
An odd man situation attempt between Andrei Svechnikov and Justin Murray didn’t materialize before the pass came from the left of the Greyhounds goal to the third man in the zone, and Alexey Lipanov would record his first career OHL goal.
Barrie led 1-0.
With 61 seconds left in the period, and the Hounds on their third powerplay, BARRETT HAYTON’s attempted pass in the Colts zone came back to him and he backhanded a shot in close overtop the left arm of Lazarev to pull the Hounds even.
BORIS KATCHOUK and CONOR TIMMINS picked up the assist on the game tying goal as the teams skated into the dressing room tied 1-1.
Three scoring chances in the opening five minutes of the second period saw the Greyhounds left empty handed as far as offense is concerned.
As soon as the period began MORGAN FROST stepped from the left of the Barrie goal and put the puck off the opposite post while as it went back to ANTHONY DEMEO and he released a left point shot that was stopped.
A glorious chance was robbed of the Hounds when CONOR TIMMINS had an empty net starting at him during a scramble but Jason Willms sprawled to cover for an out-of-position Leo Lazarev and keep the game tied.
And while the Greyhounds had the only powerplays of the first period, Barrie would have all three of the second period, scoring on the final one.
At the 12:26 mark, Joey Keane sidestepped two Greyhounds in neutral ice and stepped into the Greyhounds zone putting the shot high blocker past MATTHEW VILLALTA to provide Barrie a 2-1 lead after two periods.
RYAN ROTH would pull the visitors even in the opening minute of the third period scoring his 1st-career Ontario Hockey League goal.
The Ladue, MO product converted on a Barrie turnover beating Lazarev just fifty-seven seconds into the period.
On the ensuing plays ROTH sent a stretch pass to the left wing side where BORIS KATCHOUK went in alone and backhanded an attempt on the outside of the goal while running out of real estate and we stayed even.
The Greyhounds would take their first lead of the night at 12:59 when NOAH CARROLL’s shot came off the end boards and TIM GETTINGER was there to the left of the goal to deposit his third goal in as many games, and provide the Hounds the 3-2 cushion.
The lead would last until the final minutes of the period when the Hounds were assessed back-to-back penalties to end the game.
Eight seconds into the first minor, and with their goalie pulled to make it a 6-on-4 situation, (18:52), Lucas Chiodo drove a low shot home for game tying goal for Barrie.
Then with another powerplay extending into overtime, Zachary Magwood redirected a left point shot home 1:07 into overtime to sit as the game winner.
The loss put the Greyhounds record at 1-1-1-0 through the opening three games of the season.
RED STAR THREE STARS OF THE GAME
1- Zachary Magwood, BAR
2- Alexey Lipanov, BAR
3- Lucas Chiodo, BAR
To view the OHL box score CLICK HERE.
The Hounds will head northbound on Friday (Sept. 29) and make a stop in North Bay.
Game time against the Battalion is set for 7 PM.
Fans can hear all the action beginning with the Soo Video TV Pre-Game Show on Rock 101 (101.3 FM, online HERE) starting at 6:30 PM, or watch live on ShawTV starting at 7 PM.