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Colts season comes to an end with loss in Kingston

Barrie wins first two games at home, but Frontenacs storm back with four straight victories
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The Ontario Hockey League season has come to an abrupt end for the Barrie Colts.

The Colts lost Game 6 of their second-round playoff series on the road to the Kingston Frontenacs, who took the best-of-seven series, 4-2.

Barrie fell 2-1 to the Frontenacs in front of 5,132 fans at Rogers K-Rock Centre on Friday night.

Kingston’s Brett Neumann opened the scoring near the 13-minute mark of the first period.

Barrie forward Aaron Luchuk tied the game at 1-1 three minutes into the second period.

Frontenacs centre Ted Nichol scored what turned out to the game-winning and series-clinching goal with just over two minutes left in the second period.

Barrie goaltender Leo Lazarev stopped 23 of 25 shots, while Kingston’s Jeremy Helvig made 29 saves at the other end of the ice.

The Colts won the opening two games at home before the Frontenacs stormed back with four straight victories to take the series.   

The Frontenacs will now face the Hamilton Bulldogs in the Eastern Conference final.

The Bulldogs eliminated the Niagara IceDogs with a 4-1 series win.

In the Western Conference, the Soo Greyhounds are taking on the Owen Sound Attack, while the Kitchener Rangers and Sarnia Sting are facing battling in the other conference semifinal.