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Barrie Colts move into OHL lead with win over Sarnia Sting

The Barrie Colts Anthony Camara is seen in this file photo.

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The Barrie Colts are back atop the Ontario Hockey League after a back-and-forth battle with the Sarnia Sting.

Anthony Camara broke a 3-3 tie in the third period and the Colts went on to defeat the Sting 5-3 on Thursday.

Andreas Athanasiou scored twice for Barrie (15-5-1), which has won four of its last five games and is tied with the Owen Sound Attack for the league lead.

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Ryan O'Connor and Brendan Bell also scored for the Colts. Bell's goal was into an empty net.

Reid Boucher scored twice for Sarnia (12-8-1), which lost for only the second time in the past nine games. Connor Murphy added a goal and an assist, while Alex Galchenyuk had a pair of assists.

Elsewhere in the OHL it was: Peterborough 5, Ottawa 2; Windsor 6, Saginaw 1; and London 4, Oshawa 3 (OT).

At Barrie, Ont., both teams struck on the man advantage. Barrie finished 1 for 3 while Sarnia went 1 for 4 on the power play.

Barrie netminder Alex Fotinos made 27 stops, while his Sarnia counterpart J.P. Anderson turned aside 21 shots

O'Connor and Athanasiou gave Barrie a 2-0 lead in the first before Murphy and Boucher pulled Sarnia back in the second.

Athanasiou once again gave the Colts a lead late in the second, only to see Boucher tie the game 3-3, four minutes into the third period.

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But Camara scored at 14:43, and Bell's goal in the final minute finished off the scoring.

Petes 5, 67's 2

At Peterborough, Ont., Nick Ritchie had a hat trick to help the Petes (5-14-3) beat Ottawa (6-13-2).

Spitfires 6, Spirit 1

At Windsor, Ont., Kerby Rychel scored twice and added three assists for the Spitfires (9-8-4), who shot down Saginaw (9-11-2).

Knights 4, Generals 3 (OT)

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At London, Ont., Seth Griffith scored in overtime as the Knights (14-5-2) beat Oshawa (11-9-3) for their sixth straight win.

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