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Battalion netminder shuts down his former team

Propp makes 19 stops for the shutout
Battalion goalie Christian Propp was rock solid in Saturday's road win over the Colts. File photo by Tom Martineau.

Former Colts netminder Christian Propp was solid as he turned away all 19 shots his way as the North Bay Battalion shut out the Barrie Colts 3-0 at the Barrie Molson Centre on Saturday night.  

The win was the fourth straight for the Battalion.  Propp, who came over in the Brady Lyle trade through Owen Sound and Barrie, told the OHL tonight he did not have anything to prove to his former teammates with Colts.   

“No, not really I just did my job and boys played solid in front of me and just another night of business for the boys,” stated the confident Battalion netminder.  

“The D played so well and credit goes to the boys in front of me,” he added in his OHL Tonight post-game interview. 

Propp was taken in the 5th round of the OHL Priority Selection by the Colts back in 2015.  He played 32 games last season for the Colts and three more this season prior to the October trade.  

The Battalion got on the board in the opening period when Adam McMaster buried his 4th of the campaign.  The speedy pivot fired a turnaround shot from the slot that beat Colts starter Kai  Edmonds to open the scoring only 4:23 into the opening frame.  

The Troops increased their lead with a nifty backdoor pass from Justin Brazeau to Luke Burghardt who chipped it by Kai Edmonds to make it 2-0 at 10:58 of the second.   

The Battalion increased the lead off an offensive zone face-off Matthew Struthers jumped on a loose puck and came around and scored on a wraparound in the late stages of the second period to round out the scoring.  

Propp shut the door the rest of the way turning aside all 19 Colts shots he faced on this night.  

The Troops, who are 17-19-5-1, will travel north tonight and face the Peterborough Petes at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Gardens.