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Barrie Colts forward Luke Bignell, right, scrambles to corral a loose puck in front of Niagara IceDogs goaltender Stephen Dhillon during their OHL battle at the Barrie Molson Centre on Saturday night. KEVIN LAMB/PHOTO

Offence stepped up

The Barrie Colts came into this past weekend without their top two goal-scorers, but you wouldn’t know that based on the numbers they put up.

The Moonstone Mechanical novices were perfect at this weekend’s Jim Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC Winter Classic, capping their stellar four days of action by beating West Hill 3-2 to clinch the crown. In the front row, from left: Sam Weaver and Gunner Wolfe. Second row: Eric Shellswell, Brock McKay, Jack North, Greyden King, Colton Sharland, Kyson Campbell and Preston Tryon. Third row: Ronin Black, Josh May, Jackson Cook, Hudson Inglis, Craig Scott and Jackson Long. Back row: Brian Shellswell, Jason King, Andy Long and Aaron Tryon. (Submitted)

Local teams shine at Winter Classic

Four local teams skated to championship banners in their respective divisions and several others just missed earning titles at the annual Jim Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC Winter Classic, held at local rinks throughout the region from Thursday to Sunday.

Terriers’ struggle continues

The Subaru of Orillia Terriers parted company with their captain and brought in four new players as part of an effort to shake up their lineup, but it did not translate into wins for the struggling club this weekend.

Renegades

Renegades Orillia Ladies Hockey League results

Pennzoil/Ledgers Orillia started a recent night on the ice with a 2-1 win over Home Hardware. Goal scorers for Pennzoil/Ledgers Orillia were Britt Lowry and Nadine Munro, assisted by Michelle Postill, Jen Page and Lorna Telford. The lone goal for Home Hardware was netted by Tracey Wilson.

Patriots crush Terriers

One step forward, two steps back. That seems to be the best way to describe the fortunes of the Subaru of Orillia Terriers as they near the end of the first quarter of their disappointing Provincial Junior Hockey League season.

Mike Duprey

Terriers president resigns

Mike Duprey, who helped revive junior hockey in Orillia when he and several other local hockey lovers birthed the Jr. C Orillia Terriers in 2013, abruptly left his post as president on the weekend.

Barrie's Leo Lazarev battles through a screen to stop the puck on Saturday against the North Bay Battalion. KEVIN LAMB/PHOTO

Colts chase Battalion

It’s never easy to break through the defensive system. For most of the night on Saturday, the Barrie Colts were unable to get anything going.

Curtis Douglas tries to battle through a check in the first period. Douglas would score en route to a 7-5 Barrie win. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Colts outrace Otters

The Barrie Colts would bend, but not break. A high-scoring, offensive game was in the cards with the Erie Otters in town, and it went to the wire.

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