Portage with a shoot out win over The Blues

Chase Brakel pots the game winner in the shoot out.

The Terriers pick up the win in a shootout over the Blues.

Even after being outshot 47-23, the Terriers tied the Blues in regulation one a piece.

Takato Cox picked up the only Terriers goal at 14:23 of the first with a little help from a Blues forward trying to clear the puck. It was Cox’s second since being traded to Portage.

The second period was scoreless with both teams trading shots and unable to capitalize on their opportunities.

The Blues outshot the dogs 17-4 in the third and Portage was still able to hold them off until 1:58 left in the third when Kuczek beat Chapman with a shot from the point through a screen.

Unable to decide the game in the extra frame the Terriers would head to the shoot out.

Lough, Wowryk and Cudmore shot for the Blues, Chapman stopping all 3 attempts.

Leipsic, Enns and Brakel shot for Portage. Brakel was the only one to score securing the win with a post shot that rebounded in off Gnidziejko.

On the winning goal, “the goal was a fluke, but I’ll take it.” – Chase Brakel

Chapman was solid in net making 46 saves for the win. The Terriers next game is at home this Wednesday November 23rd against the Winkler Flyers.