There’s no stopping Andrei Svechnikov right now.
The Russian forward has eight goals in his last four games after scoring twice to lead the Barrie Colts to a 5-1 win over the host Hamilton Bulldogs, Feb. 8, in a school day OHL contest at the FirstOntario Centre. The highly touted NHL prospect’s current multi-point scoring streak is now up to nine games. Svechnikov, who has 29 goals in just 30 games this season, has racked up 13 goals and six assists during his scoring run.
He isn’t the only Barrie player on a torrid scoring pace. Both Aaron Luchuk and Dmitry Sokolov ran their point streaks to nine games with a goal and assist each in the win over Hamilton.
Luchuk, who is the first OHL player to hit the 40-goal mark this season, has six goals and 12 helpers in the last nine games, while Sokolov has collected nine goals and 10 assists. Leo Lazarev made 37 saves in net for Barrie, who also got a goal from Jaden Peca. Jason Willms celebrated his 19 birthday with a pair of assists. Issac Nurse had the lone goal for Hamilton (33-13-3-3).
With Niagara’s 4-3 loss to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, the Colts (30-18-2-1) now lead the IceDogs by four points atop the Central Division standings.
The Colts are back on the road Feb. 9 when they take on the Mississauga Steelheads at the Hershey Centre. Game time is 7 p.m.
Photo: Barrie Colts forward Andrei Svechnikov ran his scoring streak to nine games after scoring twice to lead the Barrie Colts to a 5-1 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs. Photo courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images.