ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Niagara IceDogs earned their first win of the season with a 4-2 victory over the Barrie Colts in Ontario Hockey League action Friday night.
Niagara came out flying, scoring three times in the first period as Johnson Andrews scored twice and Freddie Hamilton once for the IceDogs (1-2-0).
Colin Behenna and Tanner Pearson both scored on the power play for Barrie (2-1-1) to cut the IceDogs lead to 3-2 at the 7:45 mark of the third period, but David Pacan sealed it for Niagara with less than four minutes to play.
IceDogs starting goaltender and Phoenix Coyotes 2010 first round draft pick Mark Visentin suffered a lower-body injury and left the game at the 14:32 mark of the first. Colts starter Clint Windsor was pulled at the end of the first period after allowing three goals on 13 shots.
Czech Republic native Jaroslav Pavelka made his home debut for Niagara, picking up his first OHL win making 19 stops. Germany's Mathias Niederberger made 16 saves in relief for the Colts.
Barrie went 2-for-4 on the power play, while Niagara was 0-for-5 with the man-advantage.