Portage Hangs on For the Win

After getting out to the early lead, the Terriers hang on for the 4-3 win over OCN in their first game of two this weekend.

Rookie Jay Buchholz opened the scoring early for the Terriers tipping in a Taylor point shot just 2:04 into the first.

At 5:27 Ocean Wiestblatt took an interference minor giving OCN the first powerplay of the game. Reilly Funk intercepted the puck in the Blizzard’s end on their break out and found Jacob Brown for the shorthanded goal and a 2-0 portage lead.

Ocn cut the lead in half scoring on a 2 on 1 after a misplayed puck at their blueline. Portage led 2-1 after 20 minutes outshooting the Blizzard 19-6.

Portage’s powerplay went to work in the 2nd Van Deynze scoring his 3rd goal in 3 games with a one timer from the top of the circle. Moments later 15 year old rookie Owen Murray went top corner unassisted on a puck that squirted out as OCN tried to clear their zone.

OCN once again kept themselves in it, Chapman scoring making the most of an offensive faceoff, 4-2 Portage after 2.

The Blizzard pressured early in the 3rd, Daniels Webb scoring 3:03 into the frame to pull within one. Portage had a few great chances, but were unable to find the back of the net.

Despite pulling their goalie with a minute to go for the extra skater, Portage was able to hang on for the win.

Minor picks up the win in his first regular season game.

Rematch goes tomorrow at 7pm, Portage looking to pick up another 2 points.