Brampton duo in top form

TERRY KOSHAN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:31 AM ET

Marty Williamson has been poring over video from Brampton Battalion games the past few days and acknowledged it's like watching a loop of the same plays.

Usually, it involves Battalion linemates Wojtek Wolski and Luch Aquino combining for a goal.

"Wolski has been on a different level and Aquino really feeds off him," Williamson, the coach of the Barrie Colts, said. "And it's not something they've been doing for five games -- it has been for 25 or 30 games. We're really going to have to take it on a game-by-game basis with them."

The Battalion plays host to the Colts tomorrow night in Game 1 of an Ontario Hockey League Eastern Conference best-of-seven semi-final. Aquino had 13 points in the first round to lead the OHL in scoring; Wolski is tied for second with London's Rob Schremp with 12 points.

Though they're both talented players, one big factor in the success shared by Wolski and Aquino is their off-ice friendship. Rarely a day goes by that they're not together.

"I didn't really know him that much (last season), but we went to Cancun together (last spring), just the two of us, and it developed from there," Aquino, a New York Islanders prospect, said. "When we started to play together, he said he hoped we would tear it up and that's what we have been doing."

Wolski, who began the season with the Colorado Avalanche, said the comfort with each other goes a long way on the ice.

"If we have a bad game or mess up a play, it is easier to talk about or get mad at each other when you have a friendship to back it up," Wolski said. "It's easier to take criticism from a friend than from someone you don't know."


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