Barrie Colts better than 20th

Al Wrigley, Barrie Ont.

THN correspondent Jim Cressman may be a knowledgeable hockey man, but if he thinks the Colts will finish 20th in the Ontario League (Major Jr. Preview, Sept. 6) he doesn’t know the Barrie franchise. 

They have never missed the playoffs since their inception in 1994. They have Dale Hawerchuk, one of the top Jr. B coaches, coming in this year.

Many of the returning players have no profile because they had little ice time last year, but they’ll carry the load when they need to this year.

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They have Peter DiSalvo in goal and they will almost certainly get Alex Burmistrov back.

Barrie has one of the best management teams in the league and there is no way this team will be a doormat!  They will easily be in the top 10.