With a dominating 9-2 win over the Kings last night, the Terriers secured a playoff spot and took back 2nd place in the standings.
Once again it was a great outing for the line of Barnstable, Enns and Ripplinger as they combined for the the first 2 goals on their first 2 shifts of the game. Ripplinger scoring from the slot and then ripping one off the crossbar and in.
Joey Moffatt scored his first of the season minutes later for a 3-0 lead 6:52 in to the first and that was all she wrote for Kitchen in net.
Grady Hobbs scored a shorthanded marker for the Kings as he caught the Terriers sleeping and went end to end to put his team on the board.
It was 3-1 Portage after 20 minutes.
Portage extended their lead in the 2nd, Ty Enns and Jeremey Leipsic each finding the back of the net on Justin Anderson.
The Terriers ran into some penalty trouble earlier in the 3rd picking up 3 straight minors. Dauphin’s Briscoe scored their second of the night with the 5 on 3 advantage before Portage scored 4 straight.
Thompson, Moffatt, Ripplinger and Williams. Ripplinger completing the hat trick, his 2nd of the season.
Petersen picked up his 15th win of the season facing 32 shots. Portage was 1/3 on the powerplay and Dauphin was 1/8.
The Terriers are back in action tonight in Neepawa. Game time 7:30pm.