Terriers hold the Blues to 19 shots and Aiken stops 18 for the win.
After losing to the Winnipeg Blues in a shootout on Sunday, they came back to beat them 6-1 at Stride Place last night.
Ty Enns scored the lone goal of the first frame as he buried a bullet on the powerplay at 14:35 for a 1-0 Terrier lead.
“The first ten, for whatever reason, we weren’t ready to go. After we had the timeout, we got the boys going,” said Assistant Coach, Paul Harland. “They played with more energy and desire after that and when we’re moving our feet and skating, good things will happen for us.”
3:19 in to the 2nd, Prouty beat Aiken to tie the game at one. A few minutes later, Blues’ captain Geordie Keane took a 5 minute boarding penalty and was ejected from the game. The Terriers received a couple minors, but they were then able to capitalize on the man advantage and score two, Martin and Barnstable for a 3-1 lead.
Portage kept it going in the third scoring 3 goals in the second half, Kochanski picking up his first and second of the year.
Aiken picked up the win in net stopping 18 shots.
The Terriers head to Steinbach on Friday for their 5th meeting with the league leading Pistons this season. Portage will be looking for their first win.
Prior to the start of the game, the Liquor and Lotteries IMPACT Player of the month was awarded to James McIsaac for the month of January. James scored 6 goals and earned 6 assists as well as an invite to the CJHL Prospects game. Congratulations James!