Portage Wins in Steinbach

Portage found themselves down early after a slow start, but fought back to an exciting 6-5 final for their first win in Steinbach this season.

Former Terrier Brendan Martin opened the scoring just 2 minutes into the first followed by a Bettens marker less than 2 minutes later. Portage settled in to the period, but were unable to capitalize before Tatro scored Steinbach’s 3rd on the breakaway.

Jared Roy notched his 5th of the season burying a rebound to get his team on the board with 21 seconds left in the first.

Portage picked it up in the 2nd applying pressure to the hometown team and went to work when the Pistons found themselves in the box. With a 5 on 3 advantage Moffatt scored his first of the night, Steinbach picking up another penalty on the play. Moffatt scored again 17 seconds later to silence the crowd and tie the game at 3.

The Terriers found themselves trailing yet again as Vaeth scored his 8th of the season for Steinbach with less than 2 minutes to go in the 2nd.

Down a goal heading into the final frame Portage turned it on. 1:27 in Wiesblatt recorded his 2nd of the season to draw even. The momentum was short lived as the Pistons answered a moment later Kilroy finishing off the 2 on 1.

With 3 and a half minutes to go, Wiesblatt found the back of the net for his 2nd of the night tying the game at 5. The next shift saw rookie Logan Calder slide a rebound passed Rodomsky for a 6-5 lead that held for the win.

Peterson earns his 3rd win backing 23 shots. Portage went 2/7 on the powerplay and remain in top spot in the standings.

Next up, Portage heads to Neepawa this Friday.