The Barrie Colts were giving it a go. But with almost nothing going right offensively, there was little room for error.
Stephen Sweet, Special to Postmedia Network
Things started out all right for the Barrie Colts. They would get ugly in a hurry.
The Barrie Colts were finally back at home. It looked like they had never left.
The Barrie Colts had been jumping out in front of a lot of teams lately. They got a taste of their own medicine on Saturday night.
Two defencemen down, the Barrie Colts had to dig deep.
The challenge was set for the Barrie Colts with the top team in the league coming to town.
The Barrie Colts would bend, but not break. A high-scoring, offensive game was in the cards with the Erie Otters in town, and it went to the wire.
The Barrie Colts got their offence early on Thursday. That meant they had to hold the fort the rest of the way.
There were some points where the Barrie Colts gave up too many chances, and others where they had plenty of their own.
Okay, so this isn't going to happen every single night. But opening up the season this way will allow fans plenty of license to dream.
It was a situation unfamiliar to almost no other Barrie Colt in franchise history. But coming into Saturday night, both Roy Radke and Anthony Stefano knew this was it.
The Barrie Colts had done everything but get a result this week. Their hard work would pay off in dividends on Saturday.
It was a game that the Barrie Colts were in from start to finish. But without the necessary firepower, even three goals against were too much.
The Barrie Colts had an extremely daunting task on their hands.
Perhaps the Barrie Colts never should have been in Thursday night's game.
The Barrie Colts were facing a team not at their best. They made sure to take advantage of the opportunity.
The Barrie Colts, with all of 16 skaters, were up against a team with 14 straight wins. But in a game of crazy bounces, the hard-working Colts nearly pulled it out.
There were some real positives in all of facets of the game. The Barrie Colts were able to ride those to an overtime victory.
The Barrie Colts have had their share of ups and downs this year. They entered the break on a high.
When you don't take care of business early, the opportunities can dry up later.