In a rematch of Wednesday’s overtime win over the Flyers, the Terriers jumped out to the early lead and never looked back.
Scott Mickoski opened the scoring 2:32 into the first on the powerplay with a rip from the point. Kolton Shindle scored the game winner just 25 seconds later.
Looking to settle their team, Winkler called a time-out after the second goal, but Portage made it a 3 goal spread a few minutes later, Sunday’s overtime hero, Moffatt picking up his 14th of the season on the powerplay.
Winkler’s Lucia notched the Flyer’s lone goal of the game before the end of the first beating Moore top corner off the rush.
The Terriers began a steady procession to the penalty box in the second, giving up a couple 5 on 3’s. Portage’s penalty kill went to work and timely saves by Moore kept Winkler from capitalizing.
Peyton Gorski scored the only goal of the middle frame at 14:44 wiring a wrister through traffic to beat League for his 2nd of the season and a 4-1 Terrier lead.
The Terriers picked up a pair of goals from Howard and Funk in the third to seal the deal.
Moore recorded his 17th win backing 17 shots. Portage’s powerplay went 2/5.
Portage hosts the Neepawa Natives at Stride this Saturday in their last game before the break. Puck drops at 7:30pm.