Colts sweep northern road trip with 4-3 overtime win in Soo

Jacob Frasca scored the winner for the Colts

For a second night in a row on their northern swing, the Barrie Colts couldn’t hold a third period lead but found a way in overtime.

Jacob Frasca helped put aside a blown two-goal third period lead by firing the winner just 1:58 into the extra frame to power the Colts to a 4-3 win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Saturday night, at GFL Memorial Gardens.

Fresh off a 2-1 win over Sudbury the night before where they gave up the tying goal with just 2:38 remaining before potting the overtime winner, Barrie was once in command late.

The Colts head coach had already fielded calls regarding his wealth of overagers before the start of the season and with all four back now decision time is near.

“I’d like to get that problem solved,” he said.

Asked if a move is expected in the next couple of weeks, Williamson didn’t hesitate in saying, “for sure.”  

The Colts will have a full week off before returning home next Saturday to host the Mississauga Steelheads. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

ICE CHIPS: Colts rookie goalie Ben West made 29 saves to pick up his second win. The Soo outshot Barrie, 32-30. . . Connor Punnett, Josh Kavanagh, Beau Jelsma, and Wigle also drew assists. . . Barrie has only needed one overtime shot in each of its two overtime wins. . . Former Colts defenceman (2003-2007) and Sault Ste. Marie native Nicholas Plastino dropped in to see his former coach after the game. “I sure could use him on my back end right now,” said Williamson, before adding a chuckle. The 36-year-old Plastino just finished playing 14 years of pro hockey over in Europe.

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