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Portage Loses Heartbreaker in Triple Overtime

It would take 91 minutes and 38 seconds to declare a winner in Game 5 of the Turnbull Cup final.

Kruse opened the scoring for Swan in the first beating Ethan Peterson. Captain Ty Barnstable tied the game at one with 31 seconds left on the clock with a highlight reel goal when Owen Murray sprung him on  breakaway.

Portage took the lead in the second Chase Brakel scoring his 6th of the post season. Osadick levelled the game at 2 late in the frame going blocker side on Peterson.

Early in the third Jay Buchholz banged home a loose puck and regained the lead for Portage to the delight of the 1100+ fans at Stride Place.

With time winding down and Portage up by one, Harris tipped a Goethals point shot on the powerplay to once again draw even.

Unable to decide the game in regulation for the second time this series, we headed to overtime.

Portage controlled the first extra frame getting pucks deeps and outshooting the visiting Stamps 6-1, but were unable to get one passed Pipes.

The two teams battled for another 20 minutes without finding the back of the net.

37 seconds into the third overtime, Swan Valley went on their 7th powerplay of the game much to the dismay of the hometown fans. Goethals scored the game winner 5 hole on a screened Peterson to end the game and take a 3-2 lead in the series back to Swan Valley.

Game 6 is this Thursday in Swan River where the Terriers will be looking to force a game 7. Puck drop 7:30pm.