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Niederberger stops 28 shots as the Colts blank the Steelheads

Saturday, 02.16.2013 / 10:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Niederberger stops 28 shots as the Colts blank the Steelheads

BARRIE, Ont. - Mathias Niederberger turned aside 28 shots for his second shutout of the season as the Barrie Colts blanked the Mississauga Steelheads 3-0 in Ontario Hockey League action Saturday night.

Andreas Athanasiou, Mitchell Theoret and Zach Hall scored for Barrie (36-16-3), which picked up points for the fifth time in six games.

With the victory, the Colts maintain a one-point lead over the Belleville Bulls for first place in the Eastern Conference.

Mark Scheifele picked up a pair of assists to extend his points streak to eight games. He also earned his 200th and 201st career points, moving him past Denis Shvidki for seventh on the Colts all-time scoring list.

Mississauga’s Tyson Teichmann made 42 saves in a losing cause.

It was the second consecutive night that Mississauga (24-26-5) was held off the scoresheet and the sixth time this season.

The Colts found some success with the man advantage, as they went 1 for 4. The Steelheads did not have a power play.

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