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Aaron Ekblad scores in overtime as Barrie Colts edge Brampton Battalion 2-1

Thursday, 10.25.2012 / 10:14 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Aaron Ekblad scores in overtime as Barrie Colts edge Brampton Battalion 2-1

BARRIE, Ont. - Aaron Ekblad scored on the power play at 4:33 of overtime Thursday as the Barrie Colts edged the Brampton Battalion 2-1 in the Ontario Hockey League.

Mark Scheifele also scored for Barrie (10-3-1), which leads the Eastern Conference with 21 points.

Scheifele's goal was his 21st point of the season, moving him into first in the OHL. Steven Beyers added a pair of assists to grab the overall lead in that category with 15.

Barrie goalie Mathias Niederberger turned aside 26 shots in the win.

Barclay Goodrow had the only goal for Brampton (5-4-5). Matej Machovsky made 27 saves in defeat.

The top-ranked Colts' power play went 1-for-7, while Brampton finished the night at 1-for-5.

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