ABBOTSFORD, BC – The Abbotsford Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Barons 4-0 on Friday night in front of a capacity crowd of 7,046 at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre (AESC).
Danny Taylor was perfect in net, stopping all 23 shots to earn the Heat’s second shutout in their last three contests.
The Heat opened the scoring on the power play at 18:50 of the first period on Dustin Sylvester’s fourth goal of the season. Ben Street and T.J. Brodie assisted on the play.
Ben Street scored on the power play at 8:34 of the second period to give the Heat a 2-0 lead. The goal was assisted by Sven Baertschi and T.J. Brodie. The Heat scored again at 17:09 of the second period when a Barons defenseman attempted an outlet pass which ricocheted off a teammate and into his own net. Ben Walter was credited with his third goal of the season.
Krys Kolanos scored on the power play at at 11:23 of the third period. Ben Walter drew the lone assist on Kolanos’ third goal of the season.
Danny Taylor earned his fourth win and first shutout of the season. The Heat outshot the Barons 36-23.
The Heat converted on three-of-nine power plays. The penalty kill was a perfect five-for-five, having now killed 44 of 45 (98%) penalties on the season.
Both clubs meet again tomorrow night at the AESC in the second of the two game series. Saturday at “Rock Your Red” night fans will have an opportunity to win a brand new Honda Fit, courtesy of the Honda Way in Abbotsford. Tomorrow’s game is sold out, but tickets still remain for next week’s games against the Lake Erie Monsters on Tuesday November 13th and Wednesday November 14th. Visit AbbotsfordHeat.com or call 1 877 452-HEAT (4328) for more information.