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Niederberger stops 36 shots as the Colts blank the Steelheads

Saturday, 03.02.2013 / 8:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Niederberger stops 36 shots as the Colts blank the Steelheads

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Mathias Niederberger earned his fourth shutout of the season as the Barrie Colts blanked the host Mississauga Steelheads 2-0 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.

The 20-year-old goaltender made 36 saves, including 21 in the opening period, and in his last three starts has stopped 102-of-104 shots.

Tyson Fawcett scored in the second period for the Colts (39-19-4), who have won three games in a row, while Anthony Camara added an empty-net goal in the final minute of regulation.

Tyson Teichmann made 28 saves for the Steelheads (25-30-5), who are riding a three-game winless streak.

Barrie went 0 for 3 on the power play while Mississauga finished 0 for 4.

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