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Archibald's hat trick helps Colts capture 13th straight win, 5-2 over Majors

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Darren Archibald scored three goals in the third period to break open a close game and rookie Dalton McGrath turned in an outstanding performance in goal to pace the high-flying Barrie Colts to a 5-2 victory over the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors Friday night in the Ontario Hockey League.

Archibald scored two quick goals early in the third period to put the Colts (21-4-1) ahead 3-0 and then notched his third of the night and 11th of the season just before the 12-minute mark to give Barrie a comfortable 4-1 advantage en route to its 13th win in a row.

"We were looking for revenge," said Archibald after the win. "They beat us pretty badly the last time we were in here but we play to win. Those three goals mean a lot to me because I like to think I'm one of the leaders on this team."

Stefan Della Rovere and Alex Hutchings had the other goals for the Colts, who moved three points ahead of the second-place Majors (19-5-2) in the Central Division.

McGrath gave the Colts a solid effort in goal, stopping 40 shots for his fifth victory of the season. Only Devante Smith-Pelly and Kelly Geoffrey managed to beat him for Mississauga.

JP Anderson gave up five goals on 29 shots in the Majors' net.

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