Portage Back in Win Column

After losing 3 straight on the road the Terriers were looking to get back on track in front of a home crowd yesterday afternoon and they did just that.

Portage jumped out to an early lead, Funk picking off the pass on the forecheck and putting the puck on the stick of Moffatt for his 22nd of the season.

30 seconds later another Portage Native Jared Roy  finds the top corner on Dosch from the hashmarks for a quick 2 goal lead.

Portage controlled play in the first outshooting the visiting Oil Caps 12-4. Chase Brakel buried on Dsoch at 12:04 to give the dogs a short lived 3 goal spread. Tanner McKechnie scoring less than a minute later.

Portage let up some in the 2nd, Kanaski scoring at the halfway point to come within one. Ty Barnstable answered late,  scoring on a beautiful back door pass from Chase Brakel.

The final frame was scoreless. Virden called a time out with an offensive zone face off and 2:40 to go, pulling their goalie. Their hopes were dashed, Brakel stripping Kanaski of the puck to pick up his 2nd goal and 3rd point of the game with the empty netter.

Portage improves their record to 41-11-3 and remain in top spot 4 points ahead of the 2nd place Stampeders who have 2 games in hand.

Peterson picks up his 15th win with 16 saves.

The Terriers are back in action Wednesday night as they head to Neepawa to face the Natives. Game time 7:30pm.