Headline Sports: The Weekend Recap
Georgian Grizzlies Advance to Gold Medal Game
The Grizzlies secured a come from behind victory over the Durham Lords Saturday afternoon at J.C. Massie field. The Grizzlies initially trailed 19-3 at the half after costly turnovers led to opposition scoring. Just when all hope seemed lost, the Grizzlies regrouped to mount a heroic comeback in the second half.
Tremendous efforts by Matt Comeau resulted in three scored tries for the Grizzlies, tying the match in the closing minutes. Benjamin Robinson later converted on the go-ahead kick to complete the rally. The Grizzlies miraculously stormed back to earn a 24-22 victory.
The Grizzlies are slated to face the St. Lawrence Surge in the gold medal match on Nov. 13, 1 PM at the St. Lawrence Kingston campus – North Field. When the Grizzlies and Surge last met on Oct. 3, the result was a 12-12 tie. The Grizzlies will now medal for a sixth consecutive year.
Barrie Colts Secure Consecutive Wins on Road Trip
The Colts defeated the Oshawa Generals 5-4 in overtime on Friday evening. Oskar Olausson scored the deciding goal, his 9th of the season, to earn the win. The Colts followed up with a 4-3 OT victory on Sunday afternoon over the Hamilton Bulldogs. Nathan Allensen potted the game winner for the Colts.
The Colts are now 6-5-1 on the season, sitting second place in the Central Division standings. The Colts have a few days off before visiting the Niagara IceDogs Friday, Nov. 12 at 7 PM.
1812 FC Barrie Making Personnel Changes
On Nov. 5, Barrie’s 1812 FC soccer club announced its decision to make a coaching change, mutually parting ways with Head Coach Trever Guy. The team has also announced a new partnership with Ontario Soccer Academy ANB Futbol. Starting next season, ANB Futbol will take over the management of 1812 FC Technical Staff. The team aims to utilize this partnership to provide the players with “elite development within a European-based model.”