After 3 days off the Terriers were on the road to Oil Country to face Virden this evening at Tundra Oil and Gas Place. The game proved to be another back and forth, high scoring 60 minutes of hockey.
Portage was off to a great start, Caelan Mcphee scoring just 30 seconds in on Wallace with a one timer on a sauce from Reilly Funk.
Pawluk tied the game for Virden just passed the halfway mark and Cloutier gave the Oil Caps the lead scoring from the slot on the powerplay. The game was tied at 2 after 20 minutes.
Taylor finds the back of the net with a point shot to restore the dogs lead 2:18 in to the second. Thompson for the Caps skates around the net and buries on Moore to once again draw even.
Hunter Cloutier scores his 2nd of the game from the slot through traffic to take the 4-3 lead halfway through the 2nd.
Jackson Tonnies not liking a hit Coughlin laid on Taylor, gets involved in his 2nd tilt of the season. Both receiving game misconducts, Tonnies picking up the extra 2 for instigating.
Portage down one heading into the final frame get an equalizer from Lane Taylor scoring his second of the night, a nice burner from the high slot.
The teams would trade goals again before the end of regulation Kanaski for Virden and Funk on the powerplay for Portage.
Portage’s Funk, Billaney and McPhee started overtime and 3 on 3. The extra 5 did not present a winner as Wallace stopped all 3 of Portage’s shots while Virden was unable to register any.
Heading to the shootout it took 12 shooters for a decision.
|Portage Terriers||Virden Oil Capitals|
|Ty Barnstable||No Goal||Jake Einarson||No Goal|
|Joey Moffatt||No Goal||Ben Dalke||No Goal|
|Jacob Brown||No Goal||Tristan Cross||No Goal|
|Reilly Funk||No Goal||Hunter Cloutier||No Goal|
|Braden Billaney||No Goal||Kolten Kanaski||No Goal|
|Logan Calder||Goal||Tanner Andrew||No Goal|
With 6 rounds of shooters, rookie Logan Calder played hero tonight scoring the only goal of the shootout and securing the win for Portage
Moore records his 6th win tonight with 21 saves.
The Terriers head to Steinbach to play the Pistons for the third straight Wednesday, still looking for their first win against them.