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Strong Start Propels Terriers

Portage was on the road last night to face the Dauphin Kings at Credit Union Place.

With last year’s captain Chase Brakel back in the line up, the Terriers struck first 2:52 into the first when Brakel beat Slobodzian from the slot for his first of the season.

Portage doubled their lead before the halfway point of the first when Brakel found Captain Ty Barnstable with the perfect pass.

This marked the end of the game for Dauphin goaltender Ethan Slobodzian who let in 2 goals on 8 shots.

Logan Calder scored his 14th of the season on Landsberger tipping home a Poirier point shot. Poirier picking up his first point in a Terriers jersey.

Portage had another quick start to the period, Reece Henry finding mesh from the slot for a 4-0 Terrier lead.

The scoring slowed as tempers flared and it carried into the final 20 minutes. Braden Billaney was ejected for a blow to the head and Ocean Wiesblatt hit the showers early for fighting. In total 65 penalty minutes were assessed in the third.

Ethan Peterson turned aside 37 shots to earn his 3rd shutout of the season.

The 4-0 win marks the Terriers 9th straight win. They are right back at it tomorrow night welcoming the Wolverines to Stride Place for First Nations Night.

Dakota Tipi is our game sponsor and will be having some great giveaways as well as a draw for Jets tickets.

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Brakel is Back

The 20 year old former Terrier Captain started the season playing NCAA Division 1 hockey for Cornell University. After suiting up for six games with the Big Red, the Winnipeg native has returned to the Terrier roster.

“Cornell just wasn’t a good fit for me. I made the decision to go in a different direction. I look forward to finishing my Junior career in Portage. I’m excited to be back, Portage is like a second home to me.”

Brakel dressed in the familiar Terrier jersey tonight playing in his first game back, scoring in his first shift wearing number 10.

Coach and GM Blake Spiller is happy to welcome Brakel back.

“He’s a guy who is a real solid person and player. He’s been a top guy in our league for the past couple of seasons. We’re looking forward to him starting back with us.”