Portage has another winning weekend

Wes Ellingsen makes 30 saves en route to his first shut out.

The Terriers come away with four points on the weekend beating Dauphin Friday night and Wayway on Saturday.

Portage hosted Dauphin Friday at the PCU centre for their first meeting of the season. Both teams were off to a slow start. The Kings outshot the Terriers 11-10, but neither team was able to able to find the back of the net.

Defenceman Cody Thompson scored the first of the game and his first MJHL goal just 3 minutes in to the period when a shot from the point found its way through traffic. Jeremey Leipsic would tuck one past Holtby halfway through the frame for a 2 goal lead going in to the last period.

Sokoloski and Leipsic would round out the scoring for the Terriers in the 3rd for the 4-0 final, but the team never quite played their best. The frustration was noticeable and Clark, Roy and Sokoloski would be ejected from the game for fighting.

Ellingsen with the start in net turned away all 30 shots faced for his first MJHL shut out.


Back at it on Saturday night, the Wolverines were in town.

Portage started with a jump scoring the first of the game just 1:53 in. Sokoloski made a beautiful drop pass to Thomson who put it off the pads of Lorenson and Roy made no mistake in burying the rebound for his first MJHL goal. It was déjà vu almost 8 minutes later when Sokoloski and Thomson would once again set up Roy for a 2-0 lead.

While Hendrix gave the Terriers a 3-0 lead early in the second, the Terriers took their foot off the gas and the Wolverines capitalized with 3 of their own. Ham, Stanley and Takatch beat Aiken to draw even by the 16:43 point. Ty Enns wasn’t having it as he scored two just 21 seconds apart to regain the lead going in to the dressing room.

Portage put the nail in the coffin scoring two more in the third – Wowryk and Brakel with Wayway netting one more just before the buzzer for a 7-4 final. Aiken picked up the win making 18 saves.

Assitant captain Chase Brakel was quick to point out that whie four points was the goal, the team still has work to do.

The Terriers head to Winkler of Tuesday to face the Flyers  in a 7:30pm game.