The Terriers celebrated their home opener in style. The first game back in the dog pound was a celebration as the RBC Championship Banner was hung.
There were 700+ on hand to meet this year’s team as they were introduced one by one. The 5 returning players from last year’s winning squad and Davis Ross now playing with the Virden Oil Capitals stood on the red line while hearing a recap of the last minute of the Championship Game as the banner was raised.
Once the game started hometown boy and rookie Nick Henry was the first strike. Happy to contribute and to get the first one under his belt, Henry was all smiles as his line mates celebrated.
In their second meeting in 3 days, it was all Portage on the scoreboard. Following Henry’s goal was Shawn Bowles and rookie Chase Brakel on the powerplay for a 3-0 final.
Nathan Park turned away 19 shots to notch his first shut out as a Terrier.