One dynamic move and Lucas Chiodo made sure to put a winning spin for the Barrie Colts in OHL action, Nov. 1, at Progressive Auto Sales Arena. The overager scored a highlight reel goal with 3:36 remaining in overtime to give the Colts a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the host Sarnia Sting.
With the overtime ticking away, the speedy Barrie forward raced down the right side and made like he was going to cut into the middle on Nick Grima before, instead, spinning around the Sarnia defender backwards. He then walked around the net and beat goaltender Ethan Langevin on the wraparound to finish the off the spectacular play and give Barrie (9-6-1-0) its seventh win in the last 10 games.
Luke Bignell and Aidan Brown also scored for the Colts, who also had two assists each from Joey Keane and Matej Pekar.
Swedish import Hugo Leufvenius scored both goals for Sarnia (7-6-2-0), which had its three-game winning streak snapped.
After Leufvenius and Bignell swapped goals in the second period, the hulking Sarnia winger put the Sting on top again just 3:28 into the third period when he moved between two Barrie defenders into the slot and fired it over the blocker of Colts goaltender Maxsim Zhukov. But with time running out, Brown would send this one into overtime with just 2:33 remaining. The big winger pounced on a rebound in the slot off a Keane point shot and fired it over the right shoulder of Langevin. That setup the overtime heroics for Chiodo, who now leads all Barrie scorers with 11 goals this season.
Zhukov, making his fourth start in the last five games, was outstanding in goal for Barrie. The Vegas Golden Knights prospect stopped 26 of 28 shots he faced, while Langevin kicked aside 30 shots for Sarnia.
The Colts continue on the road Nov. 4, when they take on the host Oshawa Generals at the Tribute Communities Centre. The puck drops at 6:05 p.m.
Photo: Maxsim Zhukov stopped 26 of 28 shots he faced to help lead the Barrie Colts to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Sting, in Sarnia. Terry Wilson/OHL Images photo