It Was Worth the Trip

Celebrating Enns first period powerplay goal

The Portage Terriers beat the first place Steinbach Pistons for the first time this season in Steinbach last night. It was the fifth time the two have met. Portage got off to a great start and never looked back.

4:11 in to the first Ty Enns found the back of the net on the powerplay as the puck bobbled ever Bengert’s blocker. “It wasn’t a pretty goal, but it counts.” –Enns

The goal stood as the only marker in the first with the Terriers outshooting the Pistons 16-8 in the frame.

Portage matched their first period energy in the second and were rewarded when Chase Brakel scored the eventual game winner with a backhand on a sprawling Roman Bengert.

Tyler Anderson cut Portage’s lead to one beating Kurtis Chapman on the powerplay halfway through the second.

The Terriers were consistent in the third with everyone chipping in. Steinbach pulled their goalie late in the third, but were unable to even things up.

Captain Riley Thiessen – “We got off to a great start with Enns’ goal on the powerplay and everybody did their part to get the win here tonight. We’re looking forward to bringing the same effort to Selkirk tomorrow.”

Kurtis Chapman – just back from a call up to the WHL, picks up the win with 32 saves in the effort. “It felt good for the whole team to come together and get the win. It’s a great feeling.”

Portage is on the road tonight to face Selkirk for the first time since December’s Showcase. Selkirk is currently in 3rd just 3 points ahead of the Terriers.