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Barrie Sports: Weekend Recap Jan. 17

Barrie Sports: Weekend Edition

Barrie Colts grab two points in weekend contests

The Colts kept busy this past weekend, splitting games between the Mississauga Steelheads and the North Bay Battalion. First, the visiting Steelheads tangled with our hometown Colts, narrowly escaping with a 3-1 victory. Ethan Cardwell potted the lone Colts goal, his seventh of the season. Moreover, goaltender Mack Guzda stayed busy between the pipes, making 34 saves in a valiant effort.

Additionally, forward Anthony Tabak participated in his 200th career OHL game.

Next, the Colts traveled to North Bay Memorial Gardens for a Sunday afternoon winter battle with the Battalion. The Colts were #BackInTheSaddle with haste, continuing their winning ways against the Battalion (4-1 this season) with a statement victory. Furthermore, the Colts cruised to an 8-2 win thanks to four-point performances from Tabak and captain Brandt Clarke.

Tabak scored twice on the power play and earned two assists. In addition, Clarke scored late in the third, chipping in three apples along the way. Newcomer Declan McDonnell and Ethan Cardwell picked up three points each, while Guzda made 23 saves to return to the win column in goal.  

Barrie Baycats news

The Baycats kicked off the weekend with another valuable player signing. The Cats re-signed catcher/outfielder James Anderson, who delivered a strong playoff performance last season. Furthermore, the Baycats remain aggressive in free agency, working hard to return to their championship form!

Apart from this, the Baycats spent time this weekend visiting Barrie’s downtown core. Newly appointed President Josh Matlow and mascot Cool Cat Junior came out to #SupportLocal, sharing the importance of supporting local businesses during the ensuing shutdowns.

Finally, the Cats unveiled their new merch line for the upcoming season. Regarding supporting local, the team has new threads available on their website. Check it out here.

Simcoe County Rovers FC news

The Rovers recently announced a new partnership with Mind to Muscle Strength & Conditioning Centre. Additionally, the Rovers shared that Mind to Muscle will become the official sports science partner for the team. Simcoe’s newest sports team makes continued efforts to leap onto the map, making for an intriguing debut this upcoming season.

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