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Barrie Colts knock Hamilton Bulldogs out of OHL playoffs – Hamilton

The latest era of the Bulldogs in Hamilton has come to an abrupt end.


Ethan Cardwell scored a hat trick, including the winner with 9.9 seconds remaining in the third period, to extend the lead barry colts won 5-4 over hamilton bulldogs in game 6 of their first round Ontario Hockey League playoff series on Monday night.

Sahil Panwar broke the ice just over three minutes into the game at the FirstOntario Center and teammate Lucas Moore doubled Hamilton’s lead on the power-play at 6:39 of the first period.

The Bulldogs made it 3–0 with minutes to go in the first frame but Patrick Thomas’ shot, originally called a goal, was called back after video review showed the puck hit the goal. did not cross the line.

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Hamilton’s Florian Shekaj made it 3–0 less than five minutes into the second frame, and it counted, when he converted a breakaway attempt with a nifty Deke to beat Colts goaltender Anson Thornton.

Barrie captain Brandt Clark scored the Colts’ first goal with 6:20 remaining in the middle period when he beat Hamilton goaltender Matteo Drobac on a power-play marker.

Clarke, who was repeatedly booed by Bulldogs fans throughout the series, put his hand to his ear and gestured for the crowd to boo even louder than before.

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Beau Eck pulled the Colts to within one goal of Hamilton when he scored at 17:13 of the second, and Cardwell’s fourth goal of the series tied the score at 3–3 with 1:1 to play in the period. With 26.

Cardwell scored his second goal of the game with 6:18 left in regulation to give the Colts their first lead of the contest, but three minutes later Nick Lardis pulled the Bulldogs even.

This set up Cardwell’s dramatic winner, a wrist that beat Droback in the dying seconds of the game and sent the Bulldogs packing and the Colts into Round 2.

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This game was the Bulldogs’ last game in Hamilton for at least the next three seasons. The team is set to move to Brantford while the FirstOntario Center undergoes a massive overhaul.

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