Portage Online Article
The MJHL Turnbull Cup final is tied at one. The Portage Terriers lost a back and forth affair 6-5 in overtime Sunday night in Swan Valley. A slow start and penalty trouble lead to the first Terrier loss of the post season.
Swan Valley jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on the power play. Terrier goalie Ethan Peterson felt it was kicked in but his pleas to the referee went unanswered. Josh Tripp took a pass from the corner 11 minutes later and scored on the man advantage. Coming into the zone with speed the Stampeders would add a third to close out the first period.
The Terriers came out like a different team in the second, outshooting Swan Valley 19-6. Joey Moffatt tipped home a point shot and Orca Wiesblatt had one find its way through traffic. Alexander Uryga responded for the Stampeders, scoring on a wrap around. Portage drew back within one when Chase Brakel fired the puck under the crossbar on the power play.
Things continued to go Portage’s way in the final frame. Chase Brakel scored another on the power play to tie the game at four. Ty Barnstable then cleaned up a rebound in front to give the Dogs their first lead of the game. With seven minutes to go Bradly Goethals scored for Swan Valley. A late flurry of chances for Portage wasn’t enough to break the deadlock.
Early in overtime Owen Murray got called for holding. Within 10 seconds Goethals notched his second of the game for the win.
Brakel finished the night with four points (2g 2a). Peterson had 29 saves but let in six for the first time this postseason. The Terriers’ 15 game winning streak comes to an end as they reset and get ready for game three on Wednesday night at Stride Place. Puck drop is set for 7:30pm.