Barrie Sports: Weekend Recap shares the best of the local sports scene!
Barrie Colts conclude their regular season; prepare for playoffs
Colts County wrapped up regular-season action with a 6-3 win over the Niagara IceDogs. Declan McDonnell concluded a strong campaign with a three-point outing, totalling 62 points in 63 games this season. Further, McDonnell scored 18 goals and 39 points in 36 games since joining the Colts back in January.
Captain Brandt Clarke was equally impressive. The LA Kings prospect capped off his stellar season while posting a career-high 48 assists. Additionally, the returning Tyson Foerster wasted no time making an impact. Foerster amassed 11 points despite playing only 13 games.
Next, the boys hit the road and head to Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga. The Colts battle the Steelheads in the first round of playoff action. Moreover, the clubs split their season series four games apiece.
Games 1 begins Friday, April 22 at 7 pm. Conversely, the Colts return home to Sadlon Arena for Game 3 on April 25. Formerly, the Colts faced the Steelheads during the 2018 postseason, falling to the Steelheads in six games.
Barrie Bombers Jr. C preseason results
Barrie’s Jr. C Lacrosse club ramped up activity with three matches on Saturday, finishing 1-1-1.
Firstly, the Bombers deadlocked Orangeville Northman 6-6. Afterward, the team fell short 3-1 to the Fergus Thistles. Finally, an offensive outpour led to the Bombers doubling the Wilmot Wild 8-4.
As preparations conclude, the Bombers inch closer to their home opener. In addition, the club’s season kicks off on April 29 against the Halton Hills Bulldogs. Ultimately, this will be the Bomb Squad’s first season in over two years due to the pandemic.
Simcoe County Rovers news
Canadian soccer legend Atiba Hutchinson joins the Rovers’ family!
Team Canada’s national team captain officially became a co-owner of the newest League1 Ontario soccer club.
While captain of Team Canada, Hutchinson also captains Beşiktaş of the Süper Lig club. Furthermore, Hutchinson won the Super Liga Player of the Year award while playing in Denmark.
But the Rovers weren’t done! The club then inked Jordan Dover. Jordan previously represented Pittsburgh Riverhounds FC, making 85 appearances. In addition, Dover bolsters a sturdy defensive line for the Rovers.
Finally, on the women’s side, the club signed midfielders Yasmeen Al-Kas and Ashlynne Koly. While Al-Kas previously made nine appearances for U of T, Koly co-captained Ontario Tech University’s Ridgebacks club.