The Terriers came out on the losing end of their first meeting with the Winkler Flyers this season on the road last night.
Halfway through the first period the Flyers opened the scoring with Montgomery capitalizing on the powerplay and led the dogs 1-0 in to the first intermission.
Making the most of the extra man for the second time, Christian made it 2-0 Winkler 5:37 in to the second. Joey Moffatt scored his third of the season for the Terriers to keep it a one goal game going in to the final frame.
Within the first two minutes of the third Flyers’ Jacob Lacasse restored Winkler’s two goal lead. Mackenzie Dwyer closed the gap on the powerplay while a patient Scott Mickoski beat Troy Martyniuk to tie the game at 3 with less than 4 minutes to play.
Portage’s excitement was short lived as Nolan McGuire made no mistake with the puck in the slot to score the eventual game winning goal. Brock Aiken would head to the bench in the final minute for the extra attacker, but Portage was unable to get it done and Blake potted an empty netter for a 5-3 Winkler final.
Martyniuk picks up the win in net for the Flyers stopping 29 of 32 shots while Aiken made 35 saves on 39 faced.
The Terriers look to regroup after 4 straight losses before 2 games at home next weekend welcoming Dauphin and Swan Valley. Friday night’s game is in honor of Portage’s Professional Firefighters. The team will be wearing special jerseys that will be auctioned off with all proceeds going the Manitoba Burn Fund. It’s a great cause, let’s pack the dog pound.