Portage Falls to OCN in Shootout

The Terriers hit the ice last night for the first time against OCN since beating them in game 6  of last years Championship.

James McIsaac batted the puck in on a scramble in front with just 3.6 seconds on the clock in the first to give Portage the 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

McIsaac rushed the puck in the neutral zone.

Portage’s Jeremey Leipsic doubled the dog’s lead beating a sprawling Boily on a breakaway in the last minute of the second.

Leipsic makes the most of his breakaway.

It looked like the Terriers had the win all but locked up when OCN pulled their goalie and scored with the extra attacker with 1:54 to go in the third.

Ripplinger picks off the puck and gets a shot in on the penalty kill.

Portage picked up a minor for slashing at 18:34 resulting in a 6 on 4 with OCN’s Bruce tieing the game.

The game headed to overtime with the Terriers on the powerplay to start. Both teams unable to capitalize, the game would be decided by shootout.

Aiken faces 27 shots in the game.

Dale, Apetagon and Keeper shot for the Blizzard with Keeper finding success on the last shot for the winner.

Zimmer, Brakel and Leipsic were all denied by Boily.

The Terriers are right back at it tonight in a rematch with the Blizzard, game time 6:30pm.

Played For Central Plains Cancer Services

The Terriers wore purple jerseys last night to raise awareness and money for CPCS.

The jersey and rainbow auction were a huge success. As well the Terriers hosted 15 children from the Kids Can Cope Camp.

Terriers visit the Kids Can Cope Campers in the suite.

CPCS Executive Director Sharilyn Knox was happy to be a part of a great night.

“We really appreciate when organizations like the Terriers stand behind us, and what we do in the community,” she says, “And so giving us the opportunity to have a rainbow auction at the game, and raise some funds is fantastic. And it just helps us keep doing what we do.”

The Terriers will have Sharilyn back at a future game for a cheque presentation.