It was another great weekend for the Portage Terriers winning both their games at home.
Saturday the Terriers played host to the Swan Valley Stampeders. Veteran defenceman Brett Orr opened the scoring at 10:09 of the first period on a pass from the 16 year old rookie Nick Henry. Orr’s would be the only marker of the 1st as De Graves stops Wowryk on a penalty shot later in the period.
Leininger would put his 4th goal of the regular season passed De Graves high glove just 3:50 in the 2nd for the IBAM insurance goal of the game. Leininger would also score the empty netter in the 3rd for a 3-0 final over the Stampeders with Nathan Park earning his 3rd shut out of the regular season.
The Terriers were back at it on Sunday as the Blues rolled in to Portage for their second meeting of the regular season. The first period saw no score as Park turned away 8 shots and Parsons turned away 10. The 1st goal of the game would come on an unfortunate 2 on 0 with Mutch making the pass to Lewis for the 1-0 lead that would hold until the 10:53 mark of the 3rd.
With the Terriers on the power play, Brad Bowles would set up Chase Brakel perfectly for the bardown marker. Nick Henry would then score on a beautiful pass from Shawn Bowles just a couple minutes later for the lead and eventual game winner. Wowryk follows up within seconds for his 1st goal as a Terrier. Final score 3-1.
The Terriers currently sit in first place with 14 points, ahead of the Winkler Flyers who are just one point back. The Terriers next home game is tomorrow Wednesday October 14th vs. The Steinbach Pistons. Game time 7:30pm PCU.