The Ottawa 67’s will look to get back in the win column on Friday after falling 6-3 to the Barrie Colts in the first of at two-game road trip on Thursday night.
The 67’s fell behind early in this one but battled back in the second and third periods to cut a 4-0 deficit in half, thanks to goals from Sam Bitten and Austen Keating. Sasha Chmelevski scored late in the game, while defenceman Hudson Wilson played his 200th OHL game on Tuesday night.
The 67’s also outshot the Colts 34-16 but were frustrated by a strong showing from goalie Jet Greaves.
67’s forward Lucas Chiodo had an assist in his much-anticipated return to his hometown team, where he played over 200 games over the course of his junior career before coming to Ottawa the trade deadline. Chiodo was honored by the Colts prior to the start of the game.
Sitting in first place in the OHL’s Eastern Conference with a 12-point lead over the second-place Niagara IceDogs, the 67’s will continue their quest to set a new franchise regular season records for points on Friday in Hamilton against the Bulldogs. Sitting at 93 points with eight games remaining, the 67’s need 12 points to beat the previous mark of 104 points.
The 67’s return home on Sunday to host the Mississauga Steelheads at 2 p.m. at The Arena at TD Place.