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Barrie Sports: Weekend Recap March 7

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Barrie Paralympic snowboarder finishes third in semi-final heat

Barrie sports took to the Olympic stage this past weekend. Competitive snowboarder Alex Massie graciously represented his city, competing at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. Massie participated in the Men’s Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 class, finishing second in the Small Final and sixth place overall.

Additionally, Massie finished with the third-best time in the qualifying round at 1:02.65. Massie opened strong in the semi-final heat, benefiting from a collision between USA’s Geros and Japan’s Ichikawa. A costly revert maneuver spoiled an otherwise flawless run for Massie, who wound up losing speed and finished third. Further, Massie fell just shy of a berth into the finals.

While it wasn’t the result he hoped for, Massie showed what Barrie sports athletes are all about and made Canada proud in the process.

Massie recently won his first gold medal at the 2022 World Snow Sports Championships in Lillehammer, Norway. Moreover, Massie previously competed at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea.

Barrie Jr. Colts victorious at weekend tournament

The Lefroy Icebreakers New Years Puck Drop tournament concluded this past weekend. The Barrie Jr. Colts reigned supreme in the U11 – HL/LL group, defeating Mount Brydges Gold in the finals on Sunday, 2-1. Overall, the Jr. Colts went 2-1 with a walloping 15-4 goals differential.

Photo credit: Mariah Hewines

Barrie Colts weekend results

The Colts capped off their weekend games with a string of victories. The team carried the momentum from Thursday’s 4-3 win over the Kingston Frontenacs into a Saturday night contest against the Ottawa 67’s, cruising to a 5-2 dub. In addition, left-wing Oliver Smith scored twice to lead the charge.

Next, the Colts got back in the saddle with a dominant Sunday afternoon victory at Sudbury Community Arena over the Wolves. Furthermore, Declan McDonnell and Anthony Tabak tallied three points apiece. Beau Jelsma and Evan Vierling scored twice as the Colts doubled the Wolves 8-4.

Additionally, the Colts now own a three-game win streak heading into their Thursday evening match-up against the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Barrie Baycats player signings

The Baycats make two big signings, bolstering an already exciting roster! First, the Cats re-up slugger Ryan Rijo for the 2022 Intercounty Baseball League season. Rijo carried a monster 0.412 batting average during the 2021 regular season and had 40 hits.

Speaking of sluggers, the Baycats then announced the return of Noel McGarry-Doyle to the batting rotation. McGarry-Doyle owned an impressive 0.348 batting average last season. Further, the addition of Rijo and McGarry-Doyle will have Cats fans looking forward to plenty of runs in the upcoming campaign.

Barrie Sharks celebrate Senior Day

It was a cause for celebration this weekend!

The Barrie Sharks honored its Senior athletes and graduating players during Saturday’s game against the Whitby Jr. Wolves. Moreover, the Jr. Sharks came away with a tightly contested 1-0 win over the Wolves. An early goal by Sydney White and phenomenal goaltending by Calli Hogarth secured the shutout victory.

Georgian Grizzlies men’s basketball season concludes

The Grizzlies (6-2) dropped their season finale to the Algonquin Wolves on Friday 87-82. Further, Andy Sinclair led the way with 17 points on 70% field goal shooting. What’s more, the Grizzlies sit atop the division standings as they prepare for postseason competition.

The 2022 Men’s Basketball post-season kicks off on Wednesday, March 9. In addition, the Grizzlies take on the Durham Lords in their opening game. Best of luck to our beloved Grizzlies in the playoffs!

Photo credit: Abishek Chandra

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