After enjoying an 11 game winning streak, that came to an end last night as the Terriers fell to the 2nd place Stampeders in a 2-0 final including an empty netter.
The Terriers outshot the Stampeders in the first 20 minutes despite it being a evenly played opening frame.
A minute into the 2nd, Osadick puts a shot off the pads of Moore, Falk cleans up the rebound off the rush.
The Stampeders continued to outplay the Terriers controlling most of the middle frame.
Coach and GM Blake Spiller, “We had a handful of guys who I thought played real well here, and some guys were passengers and when you’re playing a top team like that, you (have to) have everybody going,” said Spiller. “We lose by one, two with an empty net, you (have to) take positives out of that. If we have everybody pulling their weight here, I like our chances.”
Portage fought back in the 3rd giving themselves a chance, but just couldn’t seem to find the back of the net. With a minute and a half to go, Portage pulled their goalie for the extra attacker, but an unsportsmanlike penalty set them back.
With 28 seconds to go, Tripp hit the empty net for a 2-0 final.
Moore put up a solid game in the loss turning away 26 shots. Portage’s league leading powerplay was shutout.
The Terriers sit atop the league in first place 9 points ahead of Swan.
Next up, Portage heads to Selkirk Wednesday to face the Steelers.