It was a rough start for the Terriers last night as Steinbach jumped out to an early lead. Hinson found the back of the net with a rebound, just 1:57 into the game. McConnell added one of his own at 6:35 also potting a rebound. Mackenzie Graham scored from the slot a little over a minute later for a 3 goal Piston’s lead just 8 minutes into the first. Although it was a better second half for the dogs, Steinbach held their lead and outshot Portage 9-4.
The Terriers came out in the second ready and controlled much of the play. Chase Brakel scored the only Terrier goal of the game as he tipped a point shot from Dwyer to beat Radomsky to cut the lead to 2, but not for long. Carlson beat Aiken high with a backhand on the powerplay. The frame ended with Steinbach ahead 4-1.
Portage tried to get things going early in the 3rd when Carlson took a minor for closing his hand on the puck, but struggled around the net. They then went on to take 10 minutes in penalties of their own which made their comeback less likely. Carlson scored his second of the game on the powerplay at 9:55 for a 5-1 Steinbach final.
Aiken records the loss with 25 saves. The Terriers are on the road Friday to Dauphin where they face the Kings for the last time this season. Tune in to CFRY, game time 7:30pm.