Wowryk scoring one of his 3 goals on the night.
The Terriers take advantage of another weekend of hockey earning 4 points.
The Terriers are having a great start to 2016 only dropping 1 point to Steinbach in a shoot-out loss on January 3rd.
Friday the dogs were on the road to Neepawa to play the Natives. The game would start off slow with the Terriers and Natives both scoreless in the first frame.
It wouldn’t take long for Portage to find their rhythm in the second with Shawn Bowles scoring just 33 seconds in on the power play. A minute and a half later, Sokoloski would find the back of the net followed up by Shawn Bowles getting his second of the night. The Natives would show some life as Metcalfe would beat Bykowski for Neepawa’s first and only goal of the game to pull within 2.
Shawn Bowles would finish off the hat trick 36 seconds in to the third and Hendrix would add one of his own for good measure. Final score 5-1 Terriers with Portage outshooting Neepawa 44-27. Bykowski with the win in net.
The Terriers would practice Saturday night and then back to the PCU to face the Wayway Wolverines for the first time on home ice this season.
Once again the Terriers would get an early start with MacDonald scoring the first of the game at 4:42. Portage would dominate the Wolverines finishing the period up 2-0 and out shooting them, 8-2.
Things would slow in the second as neither team were able to take advantage of their opportunities.
The Terriers would put on an offensive clinic in the third scoring 7 goals for the 9-0 final. Knaub, Orr, Stanley, Leipsic and Wowryk all contributing with Wowryk earning the hat trick and Leipsic notching his first MJHL goal in his second game with the team since acquiring him at the deadline.
GM and Coach Blake Spiller likes the addition of 17 year old Leipsic. “Leipsic sees the ice real well and can make plays. As with any new player he still needs to learn our system especially away from the puck.”
Nathan Park turned away all 15 shots faced to earn his 6th shut out of the season.
The Terriers sit comfortably at the top of the standings 10 points ahead of the second place Steinbach Pistons with two games at hand. The Terriers next game is this Wednesday night at the PCU Centre where they will again take on the Wayway Wolverines. Game time 7:30pm.