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Margin for error getting slimmer for Battalion

Battalion face rival Colts in playoff-type matchup
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Battalion have handled the Colts so far this season. File photo courtesy Tom Martineau/BayToday.ca.

The North Bay Battalion is on the ice tonight hoping to help secure a march into a playoff position.

The Troops, who have stumbled down the stretch drive with only two wins in their past 10, host the Barrie Colts, who are only three points back of the Battalion who hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.   

The Troops will be looking for a bit more jump after a disappointing 6-5 loss to the Petes at home on Sunday afternoon at the Gardens.  

See related: Brazeau hits another milestone but Battalion fall to Petes

“That game is huge,” Captain Justin Brazeau stated after Sunday’s game.  

“It can make or break your season right there.”

Assistant coach Adam Dennis believes the Troops need to come ready to play tonight.

“They are three back and if they win, they’re one back, we win we’re up five with three games left,” Dennis noted post game.  

“I think the talk will be done on the ice. It will be a big game for both teams.”

Tonight’s contest against the Colts is the makeup game that was originally scheduled for last Thursday until some arena issues led to the precautionary cancellation.     

See related: New date for postponed Battalion game 

The Troops have done a good job slowing down the Colts this season with four wins in five contests between the two.

The Troops will be looking for a bit more jump after a disappointing 6-5 loss to the Petes at home on Sunday afternoon at the Gardens.  

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. at Memorial Gardens.




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