It was a rough return to action for the Owen Sound Attack Sunday afternoon, as they fell 7-3 to the visiting Barrie Colts.
This was Owen Sound’s first action in nearly a month, with their last game coming back on Dec. 11th in Flint. The Attack came out flying with fresh legs thanks to the layoff, but with all the energy and momentum could not find the back of the net.
It was about five minutes into the period, when you could see the rust of the Attack show through, as their timing on plays was a fraction off. This resulted in a Colts power play, though the home Bears were able to kill off the first attempt by the visitors, it only eight-seconds on the second man advantage for the Attack to find themselves trailing.
The power play goal against would just be the start, as Owen Sound surrender a pair of goals within the next 10 minutes of play, and would head to the dressing room trailing 3-0.
Finding themselves with an early 5-on-3 to begin the second period, Owen Sound was able to get on the board, as Servac Petrovsky blasted home his 9th of the season off a nice feed from Ethan Burroughs. The Colts would regain their three goal lead just four minutes later, as Ethan Cardwell took advantage of a sloppy turnover by Owen Sound to wire home the shorthanded marker.
Not long after, with another 5-on-3 power play, the Attack would bring themselves within two again, this time leading scorer Deni Goure blasting home the one-timer, his first of two on the afternoon, just past Colts net minder Matteo Lalama’s glove.
It was again some sloppy play in their own zone that lead to the Colts once again regaining their three goal lead, before Mark Woolley would watch the puck squirt under his hands as he went to corral it, sending Copper Matthews on the break away, and giving the Colts another three goal period.
The teams would trade a goal each late in the third, but both were content to ride the game out, as the Colts claimed the win and evened the season series 1-1.
Nick Chenard watched as he allowed six goals during his two period of action, before Corbin Votary entered the game during the third where he surrendered just the one goal.
Attack new comer Nick Porco, who was acquired in a trade with Barrie last week, was solid in his debut with the club, picking up an assist on Deni Goure’s first goal.
The Attack return to action tomorrow night as they travel to Guelph for a rescheduled game with puck drop set for 7 pm. Fans can catch all Attack action on RogersTV, OHL Live or by listening on 560 CFOS Bears Radio.