Moffatt Scores Overtime Winner in Winkler

Portage was on the road to Winkler tonight for their second game in as many nights. It would be their third meeting of the season, Portage winning the first two.

It was a rough start for the Terriers as Leonard opened the scoring for the Flyers beating Moore on a 3 on 2, then roofed a backhand short side less than 20 seconds later for a 2-0 Winkler lead 5 minutes into the first.

Jay Buchholz scored his 9th of the season a minute later on the powerplay with a backhand on Morgan.

Just shy of the halfway point of the period, Shindle springs Howard with a breakaway pass and he scores the equalizer. 10 seconds later Buchholz scored his second of the night for a 3-2 Terrier lead that carried into intermission.

Early in the second Winkler tied the game at 3, Kagan the recipient of a Terrier turnover going upstairs short side.  Lane Taylor restored the lead in alone and hitting the top corner at 12:03.

The back and forth continued into the final frame, Nathan Moore making the initial save on the point shot, but McCarthy cleaned up the rebound to tie the game at 4.

Portage was able to kill off a 4 minute high sticking penalty to Orca Wiesblatt, then a minor to McPhee in the last minute of regulation that carried into overtime. Moffatt scored the game winner on a 2 on 1 with Billaney after a Flyer turnover at their blueline.

Nathan Moore earns his 16th win turning away 32 shots. Terriers powerplay going 1/4.

Portage remains in first 3 points over Swan Valley with a game in hand.

Terriers and Flyers will have a rematch this Wednesday at Stride Place. Game time 7:30pm.