Portage was off to a great start, Brakel scoring on the powerplay with a one timer off a Barnstable pass 8:32 into the first. Shindle followed it up with a rebound goal for his first of the night, his second would follow before the end of the frame going bardown with a helper from Billaney and the Terriers led 3-0 after 20 minutes.
The second was scoreless with Neepawa’s goaltender Nik Anderson turning aside 10 Portage shots.
Portage took off in the third scoring 5 goals in less than 2:30 minutes. Huston scored his 2nd of the season with a point shot that went through the glove of Anderson. Moffatt x2, Poirier and Billaney all added markers for an 8-0 final over the hometown Natives.
Nathan Moore picked up his 23rd win and 4th shut out of the season turning aside all 19 shots faced.
The Terriers welcome the 2nd place Stampeders to the Dog Pound this Friday. In a race for first, it will be a big 2 points for either club.
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