It was the Teddy Bear toss at Stride Place last night and the Terriers didn’t disappoint. It took just 46 seconds for the fur to fly as Chase Brakel scored the first goal of the game en route to a hat trick.
The Terriers cruised to a 6-1 final picking up their 5th straight win and handing Steinbach their 4th straight loss.
Dwyer scored with a point shot powerplay goal in the first to double the dogs lead. The Terriers outshot the Pistons 12-8 in the opening frame.
Portage poured it on in the second Brakel scored 2 more goals, one powerplay and one shorthanded while Logan Mihalcin picked up his first as a Terrier.
Portage buried one more in the third with Oliver finding mesh through traffic from the point. It was looking like Petersen would pick up his second shut out against Steinbach until a give away with 24 seconds left allowed Worrad to get one passed the netminder. Lasse picked up his 5th win with 27 saves.
The Terriers sit in 4th place just 2 points out of the lead currently held by Winkler and OCN. Next up for Portage is a trip to Winkler to face the Flyers this Tuesday. A win would put the Terriers in a tie for top spot.