The MJHL Final will see the top two teams of the regular season battle it out in game 7 after a 5-2 Portage win in front of a sold out crowd of 1400 in Swan Valley last night.
After a disappointing loss in triple overtime on home ice Thursday night, the Terriers put it all on the line last night to force game 7 in what has turned out to be an epic series.
Swan Valley`s Bradly Goethals scored his 12th of the post season to open the scoring, beating Nathan Moore blocker side to ignite the sold out crowd for the first time in franchise history.
Down one early, the Terriers settled in and battled back to outshoot the Stamps 19-10 in the first without reward, Pipes with another solid showing.
With less than a minute left in the second frame, Owen Murray knocked home a rebound to tie the game at two and quiet the packed Centennial Arena.
The Terriers were looking to carry their momentum into the third, but Alexander Uryga regained the Stamps’ lead just 2:20 in beating a screened Moore top shelf.
Portage fought back to even with Kolten Shindle finding Reece Henry wide open in the slot. Chase Brakel scored the go ahead goal and eventual game winner less than two minutes later, with a deflected point shot.
Jay Buchholz added two empty net goals for a 5-2 final and the Terriers will head home looking to play for the Turnbull Cup in front of arguably the best fans in the MJHL.
Nathan Moore came up big in net earning the win with 24 saves having only played in one and a half games this post season. The Terrier blue line also saw changes with Peyton Gorski and AP Austin Clyne cracking the line up.
It will all come down to Game 7 at Stride Place Monday, April 22nd. Tickets are available online at the following link. https://tickets.strideplace.com/
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