Terriers Blast The Freeze

The Portage Terriers picked up their second win in a row on Friday night, beating the Winnipeg Freeze 6-2. It was the first time this season that they have won back to back games.

The Terriers looked dominant from start to finish, but the chances weren’t going in early in the game. Decker Mucjin opened the scoring with his first of the season, snapping home a pass from Brenden Holba off the rush. “It feels good to finally get the monkey off the back and get a few points in a good win,” says Mucjin.

Drake Ramirez then scored his first of the season a few minutes later to make it 2-0 Portage. Freeze goalie Braxton Burdeny was busy in the first period facing 19 shots. 2-0 Portage after 1.

Winnipeg jumped out early in the second period when Jayden Ward scored his first of the season on the power play. The game remained tight until Portage blew things open midway through the second scoring three goals in a three minute and eight second span. Tayem Gislason scored on the power play, Korman notched his fifth of the season, and Nick Guberman scored his first as a Terrier.

Guberman was acquired by Portage in a trade this week from the Virden Oil Capitals and he says he’s happy to be here. “It feels awesome. Couldn’t have asked for a better debut. Everyday has been better as I get more comfortable with the guys. It’s a great program here.”

The Terriers were in control 5-1 after two, and were outshooting the Freeze 36-11.

The third period didn’t change much. Guberman scored his second of the night on the power play and Freeze forward Noah Oughton added one late. The game started to get physical when the score was out of hand; 46 minutes of penalties were handed out in the third period.

Gavin Renwick picked up his third win as a Terrier, stopping 13 shots. Portage is back on the ice Saturday night in Niverville against the Nighthawks.