At Barrie, the Ottawa 67’s trailed 4-0 after two periods, came to life in the opening moments of the final frame but eventually fell 7-3 to the Colts on Saturday night in Ontario Hockey League action.
Ottawa scored three times in the opening two minutes of the third — rookie Travis Konecny and Erik Bradford scored 15 seconds apart in the opening minute and Bradford added another goal at the two-minute mark to get the 67’s to within one, but that’s as close as Ottawa would get.
Tyson Fawcett led the Colts with a goal and a pair of assists.
Liam Herbst played net for the 67’s and made 37 saves.
The 67’s remain three points out of a playoff spot, trailing the Niagara IceDogs which also lost on Saturday night.
Ottawa is back in action Sunday afternoon in Mississauga against the Steelheads. The 67’s next home game is on Family Day, Feb. 17 for a 2 p.m. matinee against the Owen Sound Attack.
By; Barre Campbell
Photo: Matthew Usherwood