JAKE PARTRIDGE (BARRIE COLTS):
Seventeen-year-old Barrie Colts forward Jake Partridge scored his first career OHL goal in his 43rd regular season game, finding the back of the net just beyond the midway point of the second period on Friday. The Colts lost 6-3 to the host Mississauga Steelheads, but Partridge connected with Jack York and Victor Hadfield for his career first, doing so with the team he grew up watching. After breaking into the league with the Peterborough Petes, the Barrie, Ont. native joined the Colts in mid-January and has a goal and four assists over 21 games with the club. The Barrie Colts Minor Midget grad was Peterborough’s 11th round pick in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection.
MATTHEW SREDL (BARRIE COLTS):
Rookie defenceman Matthew Sredl scored his first career OHL goal midway through the opening period of a Barrie Colts 6-3 loss in Mississauga on Friday. The 16-year-old from Raleigh, NC lit the lamp in his 17th game of the season for his first career point. Barrie’s 12th round pick last spring, Sredl started the season as captain of the Detroit Honeybaked U16 team where he won an HPHL U16 Championship last season. Sredl’s first goal came with assists from fellow rookies Tyson Foerster and Riley Piercey.
DYLAN ROBINSON (WINDSOR SPITFIRES):
On an otherwise bleak night for the Windsor Spitfires, rookie blueliner Dylan Robinson picked up his first career goal in a multi-point effort. The Spits fell 11-4 to the Guelph Storm but Robinson had a goal and an assist in his fourth game of the season, getting help from Luke Boka and Daniel D’Amico on his career first. One of two Dylan Robinsons selected in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection, the defenceman was Windsor’s third round (45th overall) choice from the ALLIANCE champion Brantford 99ers. The 16-year-old from Simcoe, Ont. has spent much of this season with the GOJHL affiliate LaSalle Vipers Jr. B club, recording 36 points (5-31–36) over 46 games.