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The Barrie Colts introduced forward Ryan Suzuki as the first-overall pick in this weekend's Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection on Friday. From left are Colts head coach Dale Hawerchuk, Suzuki and Colts general manager Jason Ford. BARRIE COLTS/PHOTO

Colts take Suzuki

The Barrie Colts selected 15-year-old forward Ryan Suzuki with the first- overall pick in the 2017 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.

Dave Dawson/The Packet & Times The Orillia Terriers Jr. C hockey team handed out year-end awards this week at a dinner celebration at Kelsey's. From left: Terriers assistant coach Matt Salmon, head coach Randy Salmon, Jake Shaw (co-MVP), Marty Lawlor (co-MVP), Jared Orr (most improved player), Kyle Fischer (best defenceman), Ryan Crowther (Heart and Soul award) and assistant coach Kirk Valliant. Two award winners were not present: Jake Semmens (rookie of the year) and Thomas Faulds (most sportsmanlike player).

Top Terriers feted

The Orillia Terriers’ dynamic duo of Jake Shaw and Marty Lawlor, who led the team in points and comprised two-thirds of one of the most dangerous lines in the Provincial Junior Hockey League, were named the team’s co-MVPs at a year-end awards dinner this week.

Colts overager Anthony Stefano, in his final game, cuts to the front of the net. Stefano led Barrie in scoring this season with 56 points. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Swan song for Colts

It was a situation unfamiliar to almost no other Barrie Colt in franchise history. But coming into Saturday night, both Roy Radke and Anthony Stefano knew this was it.

Jack Hughes, a centreman with the Toronto Marlboro minor-midget ‘AAA’ team, is expected to be a top pick in the upcoming Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection, in which the Barrie Colts have the first-overall selection. TROY SHANTZ/OHL IMAGES

Colts eye top pick

The only other time the Barrie Colts finished last overall in the Ontario Hockey League they came away with franchise defenceman Aaron Ekblad, who went on to win the Calder Trophy as top rookie in the NHL with the Florida Panthers.

IAN MCINROY/POSTMEDIA NETWORK Brandon Yorke, of the Lakehead Orillia Thunderwolves, is chased by Adam Doig of Georgian College Barrie in Tuesday's Grizzlies Shootout final at the East Bayfield Community Centre.

Lakehead buoyed by silver

A hard-earned silver medal at Tuesday’s season-ending Georgian Grizzlies Shootout Tournament feels a lot like gold for the unheralded Lakehead University men’s hockey team. It has transformed what looked like a lost season into an unforgettable resurgence.

DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES Jasper Holenski (No. 10) of the Millwood Logistics novice AE Terriers tries to thwart a Milton rush during action Sunday at Rotary Place. Orillia built a 5-1 lead that evaporated in the third period before scoring a late goal to salvage a 6-5 win, moving one win away from a provincial title.

Terriers a win away

The Millwood Logistics novice AE Terriers are one win away from becoming the only Orillia team this year to win a coveted Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) championship.

Colts forward Jason Smith tries to hunt down Mississauga's Nic Hague in first-period action. Barrie would fall 3-2 to the Steelheads MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Colts fall to Steelheads

It was a game that the Barrie Colts were in from start to finish. But without the necessary firepower, even three goals against were too much.

Siskins eliminate Flyers

The Stayner Siskins swept their best-of- seven Carruthers Division semifinal series against the Midland Flyers on Wednesday night in Provincial Junior Hockey League playoff action.

Barrie Colts forward Roy Radke. ZACH MACPHERSON/FILE PHOTO

Radke hat trick powers Colts to OT win

The North Bay Battalion showed a spark of life as they battled back from 3-0 deficit at Memorial Gardens, Thursday, but Barrie Colts star Roy Radke snuffed it out with a short-handed tally in overtime.

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