With a 3-2 overtime win over the Virden Oil Capitals at Stride Place last night, the Terriers are one win away from the Turnbull Cup final.
The Terriers found themselves trailing for the first time this post season just 55 seconds into the first, Virden Captain Ben Dalke beating Peterson over the shoulder. Reece Henry got the dogs on the board minutes later burying Shindle’s pass from behind the net.
Virden regained the lead on the powerplay with Sidoni picking up his 2nd of the post season and Virden carried the lead into the second.
The second was a physical period with both teams getting chances. Sam Huston tied the game at 2 with a shorthanded marker going bardown on a pass from Ocean Wiesblatt and the crowd of over 1000 erupted.
Portage played a strong third, but were unable to find the go ahead goal, hitting more than one post. Third string goaltender Brock Moroz played well in net for the Oil Capitals.
Unable to decide the game in regulation, Portage was heading to overtime for the first time in the post season. The Terriers dominated in the extra frame and Captain Ty Barnstable wired home a shot from the slot to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series.
Peterson picked up his 6th win backing 23 shots.
The Terriers are headed to Virden tomorrow night looking to end the series. Game time 7:30pm at Tundra Oil and Gas Place.