The Barrie Colts led for a period-and-a-half before back-to-back goals in under five minutes put them behind the Toronto Jr. Canadiens 2-1.
Cameron Snow (1) tied the score at two with 2:10 remaining in the third period and that’s how the score would stay as four-on-four overtime solved nothing.
“One point is better than none,” said Snow, who was named Barrie’s Player of the Game for his efforts. “I think we can be better next time. We have some areas we can improve upon for tomorrow.”
Blueliner Brett Pearce (1) also scored for the Colts while Rylee Hlusiak picked up two assists. Rhys Baberg stopped 33 of 35 shots in the Barrie crease.
Both Jr. Canadiens goals came from defencemen as Michael Bianconi (1) and Daniil Chayka (1) found the back of the net. Both rearguards saw ample ice time, helping to hold Barrie to an 0-for-5 mark on the power play.
The Jr. Canadiens outshot the Colts 35-19 as both clubs earn a point to start the Round Robin.
Toronto is back in action Wednesday against a familiar GTHL opponent in the Don Mills Flyers at 2:15pm. Barrie takes on the ALLIANCE Champion Brantford 99ers at 4:00pm.
PLAYER OF THE GAME:
Barrie – Cameron Snow (1G, 4 SOG, 6/15 FO)
Jr. Canadiens – Michael Bianconi (1G, 3 SOG)
Barrie’s Cameron Snow scores a late game-tying goal.
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