BARRIE, Ont. - Vladimir Nikiforov had a hat trick and Brian Lashoff scored the only goal in a shootout as the Barrie Colts beat the Niagara IceDogs 5-4 Thursday in Ontario Hockey League action.
Alex Hutchings added a goal and two assists in regulation for the Colts (12-9-1-0).
Jordan Foreman scored twice for Niagara (12-9-0-1), including the game-tying goal on a power play with 34 seconds left in regulation. Andrew Agozzino and Josh Day also scored.
Andrew Perugini made 36 saves for the Colts while Andrew Loverock stopped 25 shots for the IceDogs.