IceDogs slip into second
The Niagara IceDogs dropped out of first place with a 6-2 loss at Barrie Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action at the Barrie Molson Centre.
The IceDogs, 24-14-4-2, trail the Colts by one point for first place in the Central Division.
Niagara fell behind 2-0 after 20 minutes as Joey Keane and Kyle Heitzner scored for the Colts.
Following an early goal in the second by Dmitry Sokolov that put the Colts up 3-1, Niagara rallied with goals by Johnathon Schaefer and Akil Thomas to narrow the gap to 3-2. The Colts then scored with just five seconds remaining in the second to increase their lead to 4-2 when Lucas Chiodo found the back of the net.
The Colts netted both goals in the third as Aaron Luchuk and Sokolov scored.
Stephen Dhillon faced 46 shots in goal for the IceDogs.
Knights 3 IceDogs 2 OT
The IceDogs picked up a valuable point with a 3-2 overtime loss to the London Knights Friday at London.
London got on the board with the lone goal of the first period when Liam Foudy scored with just under four minutes to play.
The IceDogs made it 1-1 late in the second with the only goal of the middle frame when Elijah Roberts netted his sixth of the season.
Former Niagara Falls Canuck Harrison Cottam put London back on top with his third of the year early in the third. The IceDogs tied it up again when Matthew Philip fired fired his 12th of the season halfway through the third.
Alex Formenton netted the winner with 59 seconds remaining in OT.
Dhillon made 30 saves in goal for Niagara.
The game started about 15 minutes late as Niagara’s bus was delayed on the highway.
The IceDogs are home to Sarnia Friday.