The Barrie Colts let a first period 3-0 lead slip away thanks to a hat-trick from The Pack's Matej Pekar in the Sudbury Wolves' 6-4 win on the road on Saturday night.
It was a quick start for the Colts, as just 46 seconds into the game, Evan Vierling extended his 10-game point streak by sliding home the opening marker.
Following the goal, it was Sudbury who peppered Colts goalie Jet Greaves with seven straight shots, but then a costly penalty for the Wolves put the Colts on the power play.
Midway through the period, the Wolves would have their chance to strike. The Colts gave up the puck on the offensive blue line which lead to a breakaway the other way, but Greaves stood tall.
Colts leading goal scorer Foerster one-timed home his 30th of the season. Brandt Clarke and Vierling assisted on the goal to make it 2-0.
The hot first period continued for Barrie as Aidan Brown stole the puck at the Sudbury blueline and went in on a two on none with Josh Nelson. Brown fed it over and into the back of the net it went for Nelson’s 9th of the season, giving Barrie the 3-0 lead.
Shortly after, Sudbury would get something past Greaves. Former Colt Matej Pekar, who's now with The Pack, went in on a breakaway and snapped it home to cut the lead to 3-1.
Before the horn could sound the Wolves scored another (that goal was by Blake Murray), to make it 3-2 after a wild 20 minutes at the Colts Centre.
The second period started with more of the same. After an early double minor for high sticking, the Wolves completed the comeback, with Owen Robinson scoring just minutes in to tie the game at three.
Nothing doing again until just under a minute to play in the second when Pekar put home his second of the game, giving the Wolves their first lead of the hockey game 4-3.
Early in the third it was an unsuspected customer who tickled the twine. The Colts' Chris Cameron let a harmless wrister go from the point that found its way in to tie the game at four.
At the end of a Sudbury powerplay late in the third, it was the Wolves restoring their one goal lead as Kosta Manikis tipped it in from the point for the 5-4 lead.
Barrie would fight hard to try an get the tying goal, but Pekar would complete the hat-trick on the empty net to secure the 6-4 victory.
This evening there's a rare evening home game for the Wolves at the Sudbury Community Arena as they take on Niagara. Game time is 7:05 p.m.