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The Portage Terriers are now 0-3 against the Winnipeg Blues. The Dogs’ suffered their third straight loss against the Blues tonight and are on the verge of being swept.
After twelve minutes of scoreless play, Thomas Kaufield’s pass was intercepted by Jack Kaiser who was stopped by Chris Fines, however, the rebound chance was put home by Jaden Ostrowski. 1-0 Blues.
The Blues added a goal in the final second of the first period as a shot from the side of the net got past Fines with Michael Tanchak picking up the power-play marker.
About five minutes into the second, Duncan Jowett received the puck in a 3-on-2 rush and dished it down to Eric Fawkes who tipped the puck into the back of the net and built the lead up to three.
Midway through the second, during a Terrier power-play, the Dogs cycled the puck well with the man-advantage before it came to Austin McLean near the slot. He ripped a shot on net that beat Blues goalie Dawson Green and got the Terriers on the board. 3-1 Blues.
The Terriers drew another penalty immediately after the goal but couldn’t capitalize on this one, however, Winnipeg found a way to take advantage. Forward Josiah Vanderhooft sprung out of the penalty box and was fed the puck creating a breakaway which he made no mistake on. Less than a minute later, Vanderhooft was on another partial breakaway and capitalized again making it 5-1 Winnipeg.
Late in the second, right after winning a faceoff, Logan Calder fired a shot that beat Green for the Dogs’ second power-play goal of the game. The score remained 5-2 after two periods.
The third frame would remain scoreless which brought the final score to 5-2 Winnipeg. These two teams will cap off this four-game season series Sunday night at Stride Place with puck drop set for 6:30.
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