The Ottawa 67’s opened their two-game road trip with a 6-0 win against the Barrie Colts on Saturday night, making it five straight wins for the team and two wins in less than a week against Barrie. Joseph Garreffa (34), Jack Quinn (49), Graeme Clarke (9), Austen Keating (31), Cameron Tolnai (8) and Marco Rossi all scored for Ottawa, who now have 48 wins this season.
Ottawa came out strong in the first period and dominated 12-3 on shots. Joe Garreffa ended up giving them the lead in the last minute of the period when he buried a loose puck in front past the netminder, making it 1-0 67’s after one.
After being stuck at 48 goals on the season after the last two games, Jack Quinn made it 49, one away from the 50 goal mark when he gave the Barber Poles a two goal edge early in the second. Graeme Clarke added one for Ottawa halfway through the middle frame by completing a nice play in which every member of his recently hot line made up of himself, Garreffa and Tolnai got a touch on, making it 3-0 Ottawa after two.
The 67’s only took 1:13 into the third to take a four goal advantage in this game, as Austen Keating scored in very Austen Keating manner when he crashed the net for a rebound from a Marco Rossi shot that almost hit him in the face, but then went on to find a way into the net to give Keating 31 goals on the season. Cam Tolnai made it 5-0 minutes later with his eighth of the season, followed by Marco Rossi’s 37th of the year to make it 6-0. That ended up being the final score, making it a dream start for the 67’s to their two game road trip.
The 67’s will travel to North Bay on Sunday, looking to make it six consecutive wins. Ottawa will next host the Niagara IceDogs inside The Arena at TD Place on Tuesday at 7:00 PM, as their quest to clinch the league title carries on.
- The three stars in this game were: *Graeme Clarke (1G, 2A), **Cameron Tolnai (1G, 1A), ***Austen Keating (1G, 1A).
- The 67’s outshot the Colts 37 to 13 in this game.
- Cedrick Andree made it 4 shutouts on the season with his 13 saves on Saturday night.
- Along with Clarke, Tolnai and Keating, Marco Rossi (1G, 1A), Mitch Hoelscher (2 assists) and Joe Garreffa (1G,2A) also had multi point games.
- Tolnai is now on an active five game point streak in which he has put up 9 points.