BARRIE, Ont. - Mathias Niederberger made 33 saves as the Barrie Colts defeated the Kingston Frontenacs 3-1 on Thursday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action.
Ryan Kujawinski replied for Kingston, which was playing its first post-season contest since 2011.
The Colts came in with the best power play in the regular season, while Kingston finished last on the penalty kill.
Barrie would take advantage, going 1 for 4 with the extra man. The Frontenacs finished the night at 0 for 7.
Mike Morrison turned aside 41 shots for Kingston.
Game 2 of the series is Saturday night in Barrie.