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GAME RECAP: 'Dogs Finish 2-Game Road Stand with 6-2 Loss to Colts

January 22, 2018 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Niagara IceDogs News Release

The Niagara IceDogs are back on the road tonight against Central Division rivals, the Colts, in Barrie. Following a 3-2 overtime loss, the 'Dogs come into this game with sole possession of first in the division. They will be looking to extend their lead tonight.

The Colts jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after scoring two unanswered goals in the first period. The Colts added another early in the 2nd period to extend their lead to three. The 'Dogs seemed to wake up midway through the 2nd period. After getting into some penalty trouble, the IceDogs found themselves on a 4 on 4. With the open space in the offensive zone, Jonathon Schaefer skated in deep and roofed his first goal of the season! Kirill Maksimov picked up the assist on Schaefs' goal to cut the Colts' lead to 2! Then, on the ensuing powerplay, Akil Thomas scored an elusive powerplay goal to bring the 'Dogs within one! Liam Ham and Kirill Maksimov were credited with the assists. With less than 5 seconds remaining in the 2nd period, the Colts extended their lead to 2. In the 3rd period, Barrie extended their lead to 4 goals. The game ended with a 6-2 score.

The 'Dogs are back home on Friday as we host our annual Pink in the Rink game on the 26th.

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