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OMHA bantam A final

 Colts White fire back tying final 


    Two third period goals carry Barrie Colts White over St. Thomas, 3-2,

    tying the six point OMHA bantam A final at two points each


    Sunday, March 17, 2019


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  • OMHA bantam  final game two
  • OMHA bantam final game two
  • OMHA bantam final game two


By Rob J. Ross 

ST. THOMAS - A year ago the St. Thomas Jr. Stars and Barrie Colts White went the distance, using all six games to decide the OMHA minor bantam single-A champion.

St. Thomas won the sixth game for the title, 4-3, on home ice.

Two games into the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) bantam A six point final, the series appears to be heading in the same direction, with the rematch tied at two points each.

Barrie evened the series, with a 3-2 win, Sunday, at the Joe, after St. Thomas took game one, 2-1.


"They (Barrie) wanted it more. They were hungry. We thought we could coast through this game and it wasn't happening," St. Thomas assistant coach Jordan Babb said. "They were getting more pucks on net. We weren't picking up bodies, or sticks out front. That was the deciding factor."

Aiden Shaw gave the Jr. Stars a 2-1 lead five minutes into the third period, but unlike game one, they couldn't hold on for the victory.

Colby Wilson and Brett Busby, with the eventual winner, replied for the Colts, who had a couple of other scoring opportunities in the third, including ringing the post.

After 40 minutes, the game was tied at one, with Stars' Trent Rickwood and Colts' Daniel Parisse trading goals.

"We know (Barrie). They play disciplined hockey. They got three solid lines," said Babe. "We have to be more disciplined. We need guys to play defence first and have more energy and tenacity out of the boys. We'll be ready for next weekend."

Games three and four are at Orillia, March 23/24. A fifth game shouldn't be counted out and that one, if necessary, would go at St. Thomas Memorial Arena, Saturday, March 30th.



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