Author: Gene Pereira

Trout’s Ingham a King at NHL Entry Draft

Jacob Ingham hardly had any time to let the experience sink in. In the sixth-round of the NHL Entry Draft, in Dallas, Texas, he was selected by the Los Angeles Kings. With the Kings development camp set to begin a couple of days later, the Mississauga Steelheads goaltender needed to find a way back to his hometown of Barrie to pick up his goalie gear and grab a flight to Los Angeles. He booked a flight to California from Toronto Pearson International Airport at 10 a.m. the next morning, but getting back to Canada was a challenge. He flew...

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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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