The Terriers were in Selkirk last night to face the Steelers for the first time since November 29th.
Portage was solid in the first 20 minutes outshooting the Steeltown Boys 15-6, but unable to solve Hayden Dola.
It wasn’t until over halfway through the second on the powerplay, Troy Williams hit Ty Barnstable with a pass backdoor for his 9th of the season. Portage controlled play and limited Selkirk to just 4 shots in the frame.
The game opened up in the third with Ty Enns burying his own rebound just 12 seconds in. Ryan Sokoloski increased the Terrier lead on the powerplay batting one out of the air just over a minute later.
Tensions ran high in the third which led to 131 penalty minutes being handed out. Carter Barley got his team on the board at 14:17 on a 4 on 4.
Looking to get back in the game Selkirk pulled Dola with 3:09 left in the game. Cody Thompson lobbed the puck the length of the ice finding the empty net to dash the Steelers’ comeback hopes.
Brock Aiken earned the win in net for the Terriers facing 20 shots, 10 of those coming in the third.
Portage is right back on the ice tonight at Stride Place against the Winkler Flyers who are coming off a loss to the Virden Oil Capitals. Game time 6:30pm.