Author: Gene Pereira

Hardie choice for U-17 national development camp

James Hardie has received a lot of attention of late and for good reason. As one of the most gifted scorers in triple-A minor midget hockey this past season, the Barrie Colts forward has been one of the most highly sought after minor hockey players in the last three months. First it was the Mississauga Steelheads that showed interest in the Innisfil native, using their eighth overall pick in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection to nab him. Now it’s Hockey Canada. Hardie is one of 111 players invited in mid-June to participate in Canada’s national under-17 development...

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Steelheads eliminated by Colts

The Barrie Colts punched their ticket into the second round of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) playoffs with an 8-2 victory over the Mississauga Steelheads, April 1, at the Hershey Centre. Andrei Svechnikov scored three times and finished with five points, while Zachary Magwood and Dmitry Sokolov each scored twice as the Colts scored eight unanswered goals, including five in third period, to clinch the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series four games to two. Barrie will now move on to face the Kingston Frontenacs in a conference semifinal matchup. A schedule for the best-of-seven series has yet to be...

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Tucker OT winner sinks Steelheads

Tyler Tucker was determined to make up for a costly penalty that allowed the Mississauga Steelheads to tie up the game with just 56 seconds remaining. Boy, did he ever. After getting a good dose of support from his teammates in the intermission, the defenceman went out and scored his second goal of the game just 16 seconds into overtime to give the Barrie Colts a 5-4 win, March 29, at the Hershey Centre. The win evened the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series at two games apiece with game five scheduled for March 31, back in Barrie. With the...

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Tippett the difference maker for Steelheads

Teams look to their star players to lead the way come playoff time and Owen Tippett is doing exactly that for the Mississauga Steelheads in their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Barrie Colts. The Florida Panthers prospect notched his second game-winning goal in three games, hammering a shot past goaltender Leo Lazarev early in the third period to give the Steelheads a 2-1 victory over the Colts, March 27, at the Hershey Centre. The underdog Steelheads now lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1 and can put their Central Division rivals on the brink of elimination with a game four...

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Colts rally in third to even series with Steelheads

By Gene Pereira The Barrie Colts found themselves on the ropes going into the third period March 26 against the Mississauga Steelheads. Nothing like a flurry of offence to help you get off them. Trailing 2-1 and facing the possibility of heading to Mississauga down 2-0 in their Eastern Conference first-round series, the Colts fired four-straight goals en route to a 5-3 win at the Barrie Molson Centre. The third-period rally helped Barrie avoid dropping the opening two games at home and evened the best-of-seven series at 1-1 heading into game three, March 27, at the Hershey Centre. Puck...

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