Despite outplaying the Natives and doubling them in shots, the Terriers found themselves trailing for most of the game.
Benoit Mowbray scored the lone goal of the first period giving Neepawa the lead. Jacob Brown answered early in the 2nd burying a wrist shot to tie the game at one.
Neepawa’s Belinski and Gibbons each find the back of the net and for the second straight game the Terriers find themselves fighting back in the 3rd.
The Natives struck first in the third to pad their lead to 4-1. Portages Murray picked up his 4th of the season on the powerplay, McPhee and Funk with helpers.
The dogs capitalized on a couple more chances to tie the game at 4, Henry and Billaney each scoring. Regulation would end with no winner and the game headed to overtime.
Billaney, Funk and Murray started off overtime for Portage and never let Neepawa touch the puck. Owen Murray drove the net and scored his 2nd of the night for the game winner 47 seconds in.
Nathan Moore picked up the win with 16 saves and the Terriers remain on top of the standings.
Portage hits the road on Wednesday to face the Steelers in Selkirk.