Portage is back in the win column after a solid game against OCN tonight. The Terriers struck first and never looked back on their way to a 6-1 win over the Blizzard.
Looking to shake off a disappointing loss to the Oil Capitals on Wednesday, Portage came out of the gate ready to play. OCN’s Giesbrecht made some timely saves for the visiting team holding off the Terriers until Ocean Wiesblatt opened the scoring at 15:12 tapping in Braden Billaney’s rebound.
Kolton Shindle doubled Portage’s lead with less than a minute in the frame beating Giesbrecht short side for his 8th of the season. Portage outshot OCN 20-6.
It was a long second period as both teams made their way to the penalty box with a total of 34 minutes handed out.
Calder made it a 3-0 game burying a back hand from the slot 35 seconds into the period on the powerplay. Just passed the halfway mark, a point shot redirected off a Terrier player in front and caught Moore out of position. Maxwell banged it home on an open net to get his team on the board.
The Terriers offence proved too much for the visiting Blizzard in the final 20 minutes as they scored 3 more, Ocean Wiesblatt, Taylor PP and Henry PP for a 6-1 final. The final shots on goal were 52-18 Portage.
Nathan Moore made 17 saves for his 13th win. Portage went 4/13 on the powerplay while the penalty kill was 6/6.
Portage will face the 2nd place Swan Valley Stampeders this Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Seven Oakes Rec Centre as part of the MJHL Showcase.
Join us tomorrow at Stride Place for Skate With the Terriers brought to you by Tim Horton’s. The Tim Horton’s truck will be on site serving hot drinks from 3:45 – 5:45 with the skate taking place 4:15 – 5:15pm. The first 300 people will get a free poster.