Portage Powerplay Shines in Win Over Winkler

After a disappointing shootout loss to the Blues on Saturday, Portage was looking to get back in the win column. Their league leading powerplay led the Terriers to a 3-0 win over the Flyers last night at Morden Access Event Centre.

The first period was scoreless, but not without opportunities. Winkler’s Britt League made some key saves to keep his team in it.

Portage opened the scoring on a Moffatt powerplay goal just over 6 minutes into the 2nd. The 1-0 lead into the third, outshooting the home team 25-16.

Winkler came out in the third looking to even things up, but Ethan Peterson made some timely saves to keep them off the board.

Jacob Brown doubled Portage’s lead on the powerplay burying a rebound in the slot. Six minutes later Caelan McPhee’s point shot found the back of the net.

The game ended in a 3-0 final, Peterson turned away 30 shots for his 5th win and first shut out.

“Shootout losses are tough, being able to bounce back with a shutout felt great.” – Peterson

Portage will play their next 5 games at home starting tonight with the Neepawa Natives. We will be collecting boxes of cereal for the School Division breakfast program that will be matched box for box by Sobey’s. Tonight’s game sponsor is MNP.