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Colts eye top import prize

Jason Ford isn't ready to let the cat out of the bag just yet, but it's expected the Barrie Colts general manager and head scout will make dynamic Russian forward Andrei Svechnikov the first-overall pick in Wednesday morning's 2017 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.

Kelly Garbe, a social worker at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, has her photo taken with former NHLer Ric Jackman as the Stanley Cup made a visit to Barrie on Friday. The holy grail of hockey supremacy was on display for patients, visitors, volunteers and staff to view. Jackman won the Cup in 2007 as a member of the Anaheim Ducks. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Stanley stops in Barrie

Kelly Garbe, a social worker at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, has her photo taken with former NHLer Ric Jackman as the Stanley Cup made a visit to Barrie on Friday.

Barrie native Ian Andriano played last season with the Ottawa Junior ‘A’ Senators in the Central Canada Hockey League. During a tournament in December, he was noticed by officials from Rochester Institute of Technology who soon offered him a scholarship. WWW.ICELEVEL.COM/PHOTO

Path leads to RIT

Ian Andriano’s parents often made the five-hour trek from Barrie to the nation’s capital to watch him play in goal for the Ottawa Junior ‘A’ Senators.

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