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Portage Falls in Shootout to End Winning Streak

The Terriers took to the ice at Stride Place last night for the first time in 3 weeks. Despite taking a 2 goal lead into the 3rd period, the dogs were unable to win their 7th straight game.

Last night was the annual Teddy Bear Toss for the Salvation Army. It’s always an exciting night at the rink and the Terriers are known for scoring first and early. Last night was different as Winnipeg’s Foreman netted the first goal after a turnover at our blueline sent him and Sutherland in on a 2 on 0 just passed the 5 minute mark.

The crowd was on edge as the Terriers had multiple chances to bury, but couldn’t get one by Link. With 4.7 seconds left on the clock, hometown boy Lane Taylor beat Link with a beautiful shot from the top of the circle to make the fur fly!

Portage took the lead in the 2nd. Calder scoring the go ahead goal short side on the powerplay. Moffat padded the Terrier lead finishing of a McPhee pass on a textbook powerplay.

The Blues fought back in the 3rd. Binda cut the Terriers lead in half one timing a pass from the hash marks passed Peterson. Szun tied the game at 3 after blowing down the left wing and finding mesh high glove.

The game stayed locked at 3 during regulation and headed to overtime. Barnstable, Brown and Murray started the 3 on 3.  The Terriers had chances to end the game in the extra frame, but a shoot out was necessary to declare the winner.

It took 4 rounds to affirm the winner, Winnipeg coming out on top 2-1 to break the Terriers 6 game winning streak.

Portage Terriers Winnipeg Blues
Taylor Van Deynze Goal Ty Naaykens No Goal
Cody Thompson No Goal Kelton Sutherland No Goal
Kolton Shindle No Goal Thomas Hansell Goal
Joey Moffatt No Goal Toby Stauss Goal

 

Portage hits the road on Tuesday to face the Flyers in Morden, then back at Stride on Wednesday to Welcome the Natives.