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Barrie Sports: Long Weekend Recap Feb. 22

Barrie Sports: Weekend Edition

Braestone Winter Classic raises over 70k

The inaugural Winter Classic capped off with monumental results this Family Day weekend. The charity pond hockey tournament blew by its donation goal of $40,000 – earning a whopping $71,165! Additionally, the event took place at Braestone Farm.

The Braestone Winter Classic aims to support the advancement of patient care at RVH and the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.

Hockey world mourns the loss of Vladimir Nikiforov

Former Barrie Colts forward Vladimir Nikiforov, 34, passed away on Thursday. Lithuanian-born Nikiforov scored 159 points in 164 games over three seasons with the Colts. Further, Nikiforov was a ninth-round draft pick by the Colts in the 2005 OHL Priority Selection.

Nikiforov leaves behind a 10-year-old son. Our condolences go out to the Nikiforov family.

Barrie Colts weekend results

The Colts have found recent success following a seven-game losing streak. First, the boys travelled to Paramount Fine Foods Centre Friday night to play the Mississauga Steelheads. Goaltender Mack Guzda stood tall amidst another OHL Goaltender of the Week award, leading the Colts to a 3-1 victory.

Afterward, Colts County hosted the Oshawa Generals at Sadlon Arena Saturday night. Hunter Haight was the star of the show. Furthermore, the forward scored twice and finished with four points on 7/13 faceoffs, as the Colts cruised to a 5-1 win.

Finally, the team dropped a close contest at Peterborough Memorial Centre. The Colts lost 4-3 to the Petes, snapping a three-game win streak. In addition, Colts’ winger Declan McDonnell scored his 15th goal in his return to the lineup. McDonnell had previously served an eight-game suspension for a dangerous hit.

Georgian Grizzlies weekend results

First up, the men’s basketball and volleyball teams each picked up wins Friday afternoon. The basketball squad defeated Fleming College 89-79, while the volleyball team took three straight sets over Centennial College.

Next, a trio of Sunday games took place. The men’s volleyball club improve to 3-0 on the season by cruising to victory over the George Brown Huskies. Further, the women’s volleyball program lost three sets to two. Finally, the men’s b-ball players came up short 89-85 to the Huskies.

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