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Tyson Fawcett lifts Colts past Bulls 3-1; Barrie advances to OHL final

Monday, 04.29.2013 / 9:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Tyson Fawcett lifts Colts past Bulls 3-1; Barrie advances to OHL final

BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Tyson Fawcett scored the winner for the Barrie Colts as they dealt the Belleville Bulls a 3-1 loss Monday night in Game 7 of the Ontario Hockey League's Eastern Conference final.

Barrie wins the series 4-3 and earns the Bobby Orr Trophy as the Eastern Conference champions.

Aaron Ekblad and Ryan O'Connor had the other Colts goals.

Alan Quine was the lone Belleville scorer.

The Bulls got out to a hot start and held Barrie without a shot for the opening 12 minutes of the game.

Belleville held a 1-0 lead off Quine tipping home a point shot on the power play until the Colts answered back with a blast from Ekblad to tie things 1-1 after 20 minutes.

Fawcett picked up the winning goal on the power play for Barrie, deflecting a wrister from O'Connor.

O'Connor added some insurance at the 14:10 mark of the third period with a blast from the point that eluded Malcolm Subban.

Subban finished the night with 25 saves, while Mathias Niederberger made 36 saves in the win.

Both teams went 1 for 4 on the power play.

Barrie will now face the London Knights in the OHL Championship for the J. Ross Robertson Cup.

Game 1 of that series is Friday night in London, Ont.

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