Terriers beat the Blues in Game 1

Henry gets Parsons to bite on his second goal of the night.

The Terriers played host to the Winnipeg Blues in game one of the MJHL best of 7 semi-final in Portage Friday night and came out on the winning end 3-1. Having only won their quarterfinal in Virden two days prior, the Blues came to play. The game started off physical while both teams traded opportunities. The first twenty minutes would be scoreless and the shots near even.

In the second, Portage picked up the pace and had some great chances to get on the board, but were unsuccessful. Parsons made some big saves for the Blues in net and another twenty minutes would pass scoreless.

The Terriers would start the 3rd on the penalty kill as Chase Brakel was given an elbowing penalty at the 20 minute mark of the 2nd. Nick Henry would score the first of the game short-handed just :36 in to the frame as Brad Bowles battled in the corner and threw the puck out front. The lead was short lived as the Blues Captain Taeron Lewis would beat Nathan Park less than 3 minutes later on the power play.

Nick Henry would pick up his 2nd of the night as he found himself alone coming down the wing and got a nice pass from Shawn Bowles to once again beat Parsons. Shawn would score an insurance goal of his own on a breakaway for the final score of 3-1.

Nathan Park would pick up his 5th straight playoff win stopping 22 of the 23 shots faced and receive 3rd star.

The Terriers will head to the Ice Plex in Winnipeg on Monday for game 2, game time 7:00pm.